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Apple Hill and Red Hawk Casino Cruise, November 2017
Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

An amazing fall afternoon and evening at this year's cruise fest on Fulton Ave., Sacramento, CA. Many street rods, mustangs and every kind of vehicle you could think of was present at this year's cruise fest with over 500 vehicle showed up blocking the streets of Fulton Ave. A big thank you to the Lexus dealership for allowing the Mustangs to line up in front of the dealership.
Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

The American Cancer Society Car Show took place on Saturday 10-7-17 in Manteca Ca. Seven SAMC cars drove down and five came back with awards from the car show. This was an excellent charitable event for a great cause. Thank you all who supported this event.
Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

An excellent day at the Ron Dupratt Trunk or Treat car show today in Dixion Ca. Eleven SAMC cars and guests were in attendance for today's show. Great company and good friends, had a wonderful day. Congratulations Fran & Fran for winning best of show with the Moosestang. Thank you Ron for the invite for this amazing yearly event. Well if one Trunk or Treat event wasn't enough, after the Ron Dupratt show the SAMC group headed over to Walmart in Antelope and handed out candy to the massive kids event this evening. Great community event for kids and Family. Thank you Traci SAMC VP for taking lead for today and this evenings events.
Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

It was a chilly October early morning for this years Stockton mustang plus car show. Six SAMC members and guests were in attendance driving down for this event. Congratulates to Louis Webb & Huburt Lechner for trophy wins for their Ford Mustangs. Thank you Hubert for taking lead for this event.
Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Camaro Generations Car Show, September 2017 in Elk Grove Park
Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

It was an excellent day for this years horse and Feathers picnic in Lodi Ca at Micke Grove park on Saturday 8-12-17. Quite a few milti Ford car club members were in attendance. Thank you to all who shard a dish, barbecued, donated Rafael prizes, provided DJ service, and participated in this annual event.
Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

SAMC members and the Mustangs of the San Joaquin met up for this years Sonoma Raceway NHRA nationals drag races on Saturday July 29. The event included open pit areas for access to the cars, drivers, lots of vender rows, and a muscle car show was out on the grass strip. Some fast times for the afternoon's qualifications & the weather was excellent. Good times with great friends - looking forward to next years races.
Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Mr Mick says hello from the big metropolis of Washington state.

SAMC members and multiple car clubs were in attendance at this years opening day at the California State Fair on Friday July 14th. It was an awesome day as the crowds past the display area and took photos and asked questions about all the cars. A big thank you goes out to SAMC Kevin Williams for taking lead for this annual event.
Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

A beautiful sunny day for a car show at Beale Air force base today, June 24, 2017. Eight SAMC members & guests were in attendance for today's event. Congratulations to Fran & Jim for taking best in their class this afternoon, and thank you to Traci Thaler, SAMC VP for taking lead as it was an awesome day at the base.
Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Our 21st Annual Mustangs & Fords car show was this past Saturday, June 17. Even though it was over 100 all day, there was enough shade for all of us and the heat did not bother all the beautiful cars. Over 100 trophies were awarded, every one richly deserved.

Too many photos of this event to post here, so here's just a few. To see them all, go to 21st Mustangs and Fords at the Marriott 2017

The Elk Grove park pre Father's Day car show took place on Sunday June 11. SAMC members Jim and Larry supported this event with the Elk Grove car club community.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Reno Restomods June 2-4
A fantastic trip at this years Restomods car show in Reno NV at the Peppermill casino. Congratulations to Tim & Fran for winning trophies for their mustang classifications, Quite a few clubs from all over multi states were present. Thank you all who participated and the Reno Mustang car club for hosting and making this a memorable event.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

About 400 pre 1975 classics, street rods, and muscle cars were present at this years Rods and Relics car show Lincoln California on Saturday 6-3-17. Mick, Jim, & Larry were present to represent SAMC. This was a fantastic show and one for the calendar for next year.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Memorial Day Vettes for Vets
An amazing day at the California automobile museum for a great cause this Memorial Day 2017. Several SAMC members supported the CAM event with other clubs bringing out their classics and muscle cars. Thank you all again for supporting this wonderful event.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Memorial Day weekend 5-27-17 Paradise show.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

A Very warm day at the Sacramento Raceway for the annual Fast Ford car show on May 21st. The show included a swap meet, drag racing, and auto cross events. An amazing day of mustangs & fast Fords. Thank you Mark Sheppard SAMC president for leading this event as this could be the last year of having this show at the Sacramento Raceway.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

A beautiful warm spring day at this years Maxwell California on Saturday 5-20-17. A big show of all makes of cars and trucks, raffle, and town parade. Thank you again for all SAMC members and guests who were in attendance.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Main Street in Woodland California was shut down for the annual back to the streets car show on Saturday 5-13-17. Several SAMC members & guests were in attendance. Thank you Mick for taking lead for this event.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

SAMC members mustangs, muscle cars, and hot rods helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Shriners hospital Sacramento California in April 2017. An amazing day for supporting the Shriners kids and staff at the hospital. Thank you all who came out to support this event.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Saturday April 1 was a beautiful spring day for for today's SAMC cruise event - the Daffodil Hill Cruise.

SAMC members & guests met at cars and coffee in Folsom, cruised & toured to Daffodil Hill, an excellent lunch at St. George Hotel in Volcano, and wrapped up the day at Indian Grinding Stone State Park.

Thank you all for today's participation, and to Mr. Mick for taking the lead for todays' road trip tour. (Is that old truck a Ford??)

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner and Mick Dadisman

San Francisco AT&T Park Cruise recap (March 18, 2017)

We had a fabulous day in San Francisco CA with the multi car clubs - Sacramento Area Mustang Club, and the Mustangs of San Joaquin Modesto Club. Club members and guests enjoyed AT&T ballpark private tour, lunch at the Public House, cruised up to twin peaks over looking the city, and wrapped up the day cruising down famous Lombard Street. Thank you again who all participated on Saturday's event, we look forward to setting up a future San Francisco tour and cruise. Doug Kilner

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Thank you to everyone who attended this years Almond Festival and Capay Valley Cruise on Sunday February 26. The weather forecast was was a little uncertain but it turned out to be a beautiful day with bright & sunny weather.

Thank you to Mr. Mick for taking lead for the first road trip of 2017 through the Capay Valley communities.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

An excellent impromtu road trip March 4, to the Lucero Olive Oil Factory & Private VIP tasting. Also the SAMC group visited the Clairvaux, Vina CA Monk winery and ancient church.

Thank you Mr. Mick for the pics, and taking lead for todays trip up north for the 2nd road trip of 2017.

Reminder - Next Saturday March 11 - Shooting Club & Jackson Rancheria road trip, We will be leaving around 9:45am from the Folsom Cars and Coffee.
MEET: Cars and Coffee in Folsom - 430 Palladio Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630
Drive to Sac Valley Shooting Club - 15501 Meiss Rd, Sloughhouse, CA 95683. After the Range we will be off to a late lunch at Jackson Rancheria and eating at Margaret's Cafe Bakery. Traci Thaler SAMC VP will be taking the lead for this event.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

SAMC with friends & guests enjoyed breakfast and some gaming at Thunder Valley Casino on Saturday 1-14-17. Thank you all who participated , and Traci Thaler SAMC VP for taking lead for this years breakfast event.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Excellent turn out for this mornings Dreams and Drivers event at the new Milagro Centre in Carmichael. All kinds of muscle cars and exotics were present at today's show. Thank you all who came out and participated.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Sacramento Area Mustang Club Annual Christmas Party Dinner at Frasinetti's Winery.

An excellent evening for the 2016 SAMC holiday party. Thank you all who participated.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

December 4, 2016 - Annual Shriner's Toy Run to benefit the Children's Hospital

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

December 2, 2016 - SAMC Ice Cream Social and Christmas Light Tour

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Here's pics of some of our past events, and a few photos of our member's 'Stangs. Send us photos of your ride, and we'll post 'em here!

California Auto Museum's annual Trim-a-Tree holiday dinner and Christmas tree decorating.

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

November 5, 2016 Apple Hill & Red Hawk Casino road trip with the Golden Hills Mustang Club

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Trunk-R-Treat at Ron DuPratt Ford, October 29, 2016

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Stockton Mustang Plus car show, October 22, 2016

Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner

Mustangs Plus Car Show - Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

What started out as a very stormy morning, with lots of rain, thunder and lightening, the SAMC came through with 14 cars for this annual event. We met as a group at the IHOP and departed at 6:00am in the dark to caravan to Stockton. Once we arrived we were in line with approximately 120 other Mustang beauties. The group parked together, and even had a new potential member join our club and see what we are all about.
The day was nice as we mingled with other Mustang enthusiasts and admired each other's cars. It was a relaxing day listening to good music, lunch was included with registration fee, and many raffle prizes were won. Then it came time for awards, and the SAMC proudly came away with seven trophies! The winners are:

Thank you, to Ron and Cindy Bramlett for putting together a great show as always, and we look forward to next years Mustangs Plus show in April, 2016.

Mustang Day at the California State Fair 2015
Thanks to David for the great shots.

Here's a few shots of our cars at the CAM Cruise 2015.
Thanks to Mark for the photos.

1967 Mustang GTA restored by John and Cindy Davenport

After many years of restoring a 1963 red Corvette Roadster, it came to playing a couple rounds of Deal or No Deal. So in July of 2008 the No Deal decision was made. I called a couple of collectors in our area and a deal was struck to sell the corvette. I thought it would be tragic but as we rolled everything into his feather light trailer I found that this was a relief rather than tragedy. For the next two months we had our garage back.

Sometime in late August we started looking at different cars on the internet and comparing notes about what we were looking at: 1955-1957 Thunderbird came up the most often along with 1965-66 Mustangs running a close second. We did not want to get into the "sorry no parts available" trap again so we started looking at Mustangs. Cindy and I went to a couple of Mustang retail parts places to ask for advice. American Mustang in Rancho Cordova and their staff pointed us in the right direction on what to look for in a 45 year old car. I had no idea what a torque box was, maybe a musical instrument.

With decoder book and flashlight in hand the search was on. The first few cars we looked at were real disappointments - overpriced and misrepresented. The worst liars we ran across were a couple who swore the car numbers matched, garage kept car that was owned by a sheriff in Sacramento. In fact, the door tag was the only number on that car that matched the title. The ID numbers under the hood on the top frame rail were from a convertible. The car had been put together from several different cars but this car at a glance was a real beauty.

We were getting discouraged. We did see this 67 lime gold GTA popped up on Craigslist from time to time and the price kept dropping. I did some research what a GTA was. It took me an hour to figure out that the 'A' was for automatic transmission. Out of the blue this car showed up in Granite Bay, and the asking priced had dropped again. We called and made an appointment and went to look at the car. I spent about 45 minutes looking the car over, checking numbers, measuring the sway bar and checking the correct fog lamp wiring and switch. The car was the real deal, but it was really rough. Cindy and I went for a walk and decided that it needed too much work and the lime gold color was not our favorite... sooooo we struck a deal with the hillbillies and drove the car home on a wing and a prayer - no gas gauge, no oil pressure and no temp. gauge. The car was such a mess but had real potential.

The resurrection was on. Parts and pieces came from all over the state with the bulk of the parts coming from American Mustang - as they were very good at finding the thing that hooks to the deal next to the what cha ma-call-it or the piece I took off the car to replace, only to find out it was not a part for a mustang but came off an old outboard motor.

I spent the next 6 months, 6 to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week refurbishing most of this car. The pieces and parts of the car came back from painting on January 19, 2009 and I had the car reassembled and ready for the first showing on February 21st at Sam's Maaco trunk swap meet and car show.

The car was born in the San Jose, California plant and was first purchased in Alameda and several years later was sold to the hillbillies in Cobb California near Clear Lake. It is our belief that we are the third owners of this piece of Americana.


Robert Duran sent us this shot of his daily driver - a beautiful Kona Blue 2012 Shelby GT500. With the SVT Performance package it dyno's 590 Ponies at the crank!

And here's Vic's Mustang with a couple other famous Mustangs. Tell us more about it Vic.

This all original '66 belongs to Cindy Lenz, our Events Coordinator. Cindy is a very proud owner of her '66 all original convertible Mustang. She's owned this baby for more than 41 years! (DON'T do the math).
Recently, she drove it back to her home town of Monterey for The Gold Coast Rods Back In Time car show, and won her first trophy - for The Coolest Car!

How I ended up with my convertible probably starts from my early days and loving the '63 Cadilac Convertible my mother drove, and all the fun road trips my family had. In my youth my family was very involved with cars and car shows.

When I graduated from high school it was time for me to shop for my first car. With $500 cash and the newspaper want ads, I quickly found a convertible that was perfect for me. I bought my car from a little old lady who was the original owner, she did not realize the car would be a collector piece. The car was my daily driver for about 15 years until life circumstances forced me to garage the car for 25 years, without running, it sat tires flattened and all.

Finally the day came when I was able to put the time and money into getting my car running. I knew enough that a car sitting that long would have bad gasoline, so I started from the gas tank and removed and replaced a new tank all by myself. I then met my boyfriend who was impressed that a girl knew so much about cars and did her own wrenching, and I was impressed with his car, which is also a convertible.

I continued working to replace the fuel system, and learned how to rebuild a carburetor. Soon the car was running for the first time in 20 years, and it sounded pretty good, and I was off to my first ever car show in Stockton at Mustangs Plus. Over the next three years my car was entered in shows in the Sacramento area. I took the queen to Monterey for a show once, then the next year was able to drive it on the long trip back to Monterey. This is where I won my first ever trophy at the Gold Coast Rods "Back in Time" car show. The award was for the 'Coolest Car'. I then cruised along the coastline in Monterey and stopped for some great photos.

Now I do my own regular maintenance and simple repairs, and enjoy driving the convertible as often as I can.

(editor's note: this fall - Disk Brakes!!)

Here's Cindy with her big brother Marvin and his red '65 ragtop. "We both won trophies that day!"

We took the scenic route home from Hot August Nights. We stopped at Squaw Valley for a photo op, did some donuts and got snowed on too!

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

Traci Thaler, Vice President

Mark Perry, Website