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Robert Duran, Member of SAMC Since 1993 (off & on)

  • My First Mustang: 1971 Grabber Lime Mach 1 Owned for 2 Years
  • Previous Stangs: I've owned a '69 Coupe, 2 1971 Mach 1's, 1 '73 Mach 1, '07 GT500 and currently a '12 GT500, owned for 2 years now.
  • Favorite Color for a Mustang: Blue!!
  • Dream Car: 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV or a 1966 Shelby 427 S/C
  • Pony or Snake?: Snake
  • Awards won: My '73 got best Mach 1 at Mustangs Plus
  • Favorite Driving Music: Rock/Hard Rock
  • Top Speed/Where? (Brag or Fact?): Fact: 155 (speedo) in a 1993 Camaro Z-28 on Hwy 65 bypass when it was first opened, my current GT500; 110 (in a surprisingly short distance) while passing traffic on Jackson Hwy.
  • Best thing about SAMC: The trips and activities
  • Favorite TV Car Show: Currently: Wheeler Dealers/Overhaulin'/Fast N Loud
  • Favorite car movie: Gumball Rally/Mad Max/Road Warrior
  • Furthest Place You’ve Driven To: My 2nd '71 Mach 1 to El Paso Texas.
  • Crazyest thing you’ve done in or with your car: Practicing doing 180's on Greenback in my 2nd '71 in broad daylight with traffic. Trying to get close enough to a car on Hwy 80 so my passenger could touch it (and the other car had no idea what we were doing).

SAMC Member Profile


Todd Bull and Patty Caprio, Member of SAMC Since 2010 (off & on)

  • My First Mustang: 1966 Coupe
  • Current Mustang(s): 1968 Coupe, newly restored
  • Favorite Color for a Mustang: Blue
  • Dream Car: 1968 Mustang Fastback
  • Pony or Snake?: Pony
  • Awards won: 1st Place ’67-’68 Modified, Mustangs at the Marriott 2015, Best Modified ‘67-’68 at Grafitti on the Green, Rocklin; Excellence for ’68 Modified, Mustangs Plus 2015
  • Favorite Driving Music: ACDC Back In Black
  • Favorite food on the road: In-and-Out Burger
  • Favorite drink on the road: Diet Soda
  • Top Speed/Where? 110 on Hiway 101, humboldt County
  • Best thing about SAMC: Information, and fun events
  • Favorite TV Car Show: Bitchin Rides
  • Favorite car movie: Days of Thunder
  • Furthest Place You’ve Driven To: Chicago
  • Crazyest thing you’ve done in or with your car: Brought the car to a sales pitch to promote a movie script I wrote.
  • Tell us a funny story with your car in it: While dating my (future) wife, I showed her the Mustang I was selling for my son. She said: “If you’re going to be with me, you’re not selling this car.” I bought it from my son and got married (later).
  • What Else? People keep asking me if this (my ‘68 Coupe) is the same ‘66 I had in High School. Well, the ‘66 cost $1600 back then, and drove like it. The ‘68 after resto - $54,000.

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SAMC Member Profile


Jim Trifilo, Member of SAMC Since 2013

  • My First Mustang: 1966 Shelby GT 350
  • Current Mustang(s): 2014 GT California Special
  • Other Mustang: 1970 Mach I 428
  • Favorite Color for a Mustang: Blue
  • Dream Car: Cobra 427
  • Pony or Snake?: Snake
  • Awards won: Best California Special
  • Favorite Driving Music: 50's
  • Top Speed / Where? 120 on the Vegas Speedway
  • Best thing about SAMC: The people and the driving
  • Favorite TV Car Show: My Classic Car
  • Favorite car movie: Bullit (for the chase scene)
  • Furthest Place You've Driven To: Las Vegas
  • Crazyest thing you've done in or with your car: Driving 120 on the track with no safety equipment
  • Tell us a funny story with your car in it: My girlfriend, now wife Marlene, spilled a drink in my new Mach I, at the drive in. It was Valentine's Day, and I still gave her a box of sees candy.


SAMC Member Profile


Terry Johnson, Member of SAMC Since 2014

  • My First Mustang: 1966 Coupe
  • Current Mustang(s): 1965 Convertible
  • Favorite Color for a Mustang: Prarie Bronze
  • Dream Car: 1965 Convertible GT 350
  • Pony or Snake?: Pony Interior
  • Favorite Driving Music: 60's
  • Best thing about SAMC: Sharing Mustang Information
  • Favorite Car TV Show: Chasing Classic Cars
  • Favorite Movie: Grease
  • Crazyest thing you've done in or with your car: “What happens in a Mustang stays in a Mustang.”



SAMC Member Profile


Michael Reha, Member of SAMC Since 2004

  • My First Mustang: 2004 GT
  • Current Mustang(s): same
  • Favorite Color for a Mustang: Red
  • Dream Car: 1967 Corvette 427
  • Pony or Snake?: Snake
  • Favorite Driving Music: Beach Boys
  • Favorite Food on the Road: Burger & Fries
  • Favorite Drink on the Road: Coffee
  • Top Speed: 100
  • Best thing about SAMC: Friends
  • Favorite Car TV Show: Route 66
  • Favorite Movie: Vanishing Point
  • Crazyest thing you've done in or with your car: (It's a Love Thing)




SAMC Member Profile


John Davenport, Member of SAMC Since 2008

  • My First Mustang: 1967 GTA
  • Current Mustang(s): 1967 GTA (photos on the Photos page)
  • Favorite Color for a Mustang: Ruby Red or White with a Blue Stripe
  • Dream Car: Shelby GT Super Snake Convertible
  • Pony or Snake?: Snake
  • Favorite Driving Music: 50's Rock-n-Roll
  • Favorite Food on the Road: Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Drink on the Road: Ice Tea
  • Best thing about SAMC: Activities and Friends
  • Favorite Car TV Show: Fast -n- Loud
  • Favorite Movie: Days of Thunder
  • Furthest Place You′ve Driven To: Reno


SAMC Member Profile


Vic Bustabade, Member of SAMC Since 2013

  • My First Mustang: 1966 Coupe
  • Current Mustang(s): 1966 Coupe (photos on the Photos page)
  • Favorite Color for a Mustang: Black
  • Dream Car: '66 Shelby GT 350
  • Pony or Snake?: Pony
  • Awards Won: Too many to mention
  • Favorite Driving Music: Rock-n-Roll, Blues, Soul
  • Favorite Food on the Road: Anything fast
  • Favorite Drink on the Road: Ice Tea
  • Top Speed on a Public Road: 135 on I-5 south
  • Best thing about SAMC: The people - period.
  • Favorite Car TV Show: Fast -n- Loud
  • Favorite Movie: Vanishing Point, Two Lane Blacktop
  • Furthest Place You′ve Driven To: Charlotte, North Carolina


In memory of George Rea

It is in great sorrow that we report the passing of George Rea, this past October.
George, an SAMC member since 2007, was always there for the club by running all the raffles, with a smile on his face.

    Among the cars George drove were his;
  • Dodge Charger
  • Red '69 GT
  • 69' or 70' Mach 1
  • 2007 New Mustang GT Blue with White Stripes
  • 2008 Shelby Blue Convertible

George won awards for his cars, including MCA shows in Washington and Arizona, and also a show in Reno in 2009. He had worked for Sacramento RT for approximately 15 years, driving almost all the routes, before recently retiring, at the age of 64. George formed friendships with other SAMC members, and was known for his dry wit, and was one who enjoyed his cigars.

David remembers; He did have another Mustang along with a 70 or 71 Charger. The Mustang was a 69 or 70 Mach 1. Only saw it once right after he bought it, when I asked him why he didn't drive it, he said it needed the front end rebuilt, and that he wanted to get the Charger done first. He did get an award at the MCA show in Washington last year, but most of the shows he went to he just went for the experience. He joined the year after I did 2007. Bought a new 2007 Mustang GT, blue with white stripes, just like his Shellby.
Funny thing about his Shellby, he wanted to modify his GT with a Hurst shifter and a tuning upgrade but was worried about the warranty, so when he went to the dealer to talk about the upgrades he sees the Shellby on the lot. It has all the things he was looking for so he traded in the GT and bought the Shellby. I told him at the next meeting that most people just wash the car and empty the ash trays.

George will be sorely missed. Wherever you are - Punch it George!

The Sacramento Area Mustang Club is a member of the MCA - Mustang Club of America. Mark Shephard, President

Traci Thaler, Vice President

Mark Perry, Website