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FEBRUARY 2014

VOL 4

ISSUE 2

The Chrome Pony The Official Publication of the Bad Boyz Mustang Club of Greater Des Moines Iowa ~ www.badboyzmustangclub.com F r i e n d s o f t h e M u s t a n g C l u b o f Am e r i c a ~ w w w . M u s t a n g . o r g Ac c r e d i t e d M e d i a ~ M e d i a . F o r d . C o m

Upcoming Events: “February Club Meeting”

Latest News It’s that time of year again, one month closer to spring. We’re a number of days farther away from that wretched weather that made us feel oh so cold, bitter cold. Just less than a few days away of possible agony from a groundhog telling us if we have to suffer longer. But let’s take it back to our gift, the present. It’s time to be honest, there’s a little bit in each of us that is glad that the holidays are over. Sure they’re the most amazing, empathetic, loving, giving, and caring time of the year but it’s also one of the busiest. It’s time to relax and settle into the New Year, for we all know everything outdoors is right around the corner.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 at 6pm Location: Sugar Shack Restaurant, 100 8th St SE Altoona, IA 50009 Monthly Meeting: Reports from Secretary, Treasurers, Public Relations Committee, Old Business, New Business. See you all there!

What would you like to see added to the newsletter? Let me know! Thanks, Mike We would like to welcome our new members and we look forward to sharing our Mustangs with them in the Spring! In this Issue of the Chrome Pony:

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Latest News ~ Next Meeting Did you know? Buy Sell or Trade Club Merchandise Sponsor’s Page Upcoming Events Calendar 2014 Car Show Sponsor’s

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Have a great Mustang Day! The BBMC staff

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Did you know? ~ Shelby Daytona Coupe named first National Historic Vehicle Register inductee By Antony IngramPublished January 29, 2014High Gear Media

Historic venues and buildings have long been officially recognized under the National Historic Preservation Act, but until relatively recently no such body existed to recognize historicallysignificant cars. Back in 2009, that changed with the formation of the Historic Vehicle Association. Set up for the "celebration and preservation of national automotive heritage", the HVA has just announced its first inductee: the 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe. Designed by Peter Brock and now entering its 50th year, the Daytona Coupe has all the hallmarks of a historically-significant vehicle. It's a race-winner for a start, and not just any race winner--it helped secure the International Manufacturer's GT Championship in 1965, making Shelby the first American manufacturer to win an international race series. As part of the HVA, a full historical roster of data, images and other related artifacts has been gathered to back up its provenance. Based in Washington, D.C, the HVA now holds written and historical descriptive data on the car, photos of the car from both modern times and archive shots, and even measured line-art elevation drawings, just as you'd find for historic buildings. Since all the data is publicly accessible, rights have been obtained for all archive images. Owners have a part to play too--while use of the cars is entirely up to owners and modifications are permitted, preservation is seen as a better way of maintaining the cars' value.


Did you know? ~ Shelby Daytona Coupe named first National Historic Vehicle Register inductee (cont)

Now the ball is rolling, other vehicles are expected to make the HVA list shortly. Among those waiting in line are the 1907 Thomas Flyer that won the New York to Paris race in 1908, a 1918 Cadillac Model 57, the oldest-surviving Ford-build General Purpose vehicle or 'Jeep', and the first Meyers dune buggy produced. All will feature similarly comprehensive documentation and images. Non-American cars won't be excluded from the list either, provided they have significant American historical interest. Over the coming years, the register may eventually hold data on hundreds or even thousands of vehicles--and it'll be quite the honor for owners of those vehicles to have them officially recognized by a body like the HVA. Read more about the car from the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the most important collections of racing sports cars in the world. Assembled by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone over a span of 50 years, the Museum contains over 60 of the rarest and most significant racing sports cars ever built. The Simeone was chosen ‘Museum of the Year’ by the International Historic Motoring Awards in London.


Did you know? ~ Winterizing Your Mustangs and Engines As the temperatures fall, it’s time to perform a winter maintenance check on your vehicles and outdoor engines. Here’s a handy checklist to keep them running throughout the winter. Gas: Keep your gas tank at least half full. Water vapor can collect in the bottom of your tank. When the water is drawn into your engine’s fuel line, it can freeze in the winter and prevent your engine from starting. Adding a bottle of gas-line antifreeze such as HEET or Iso-HEET to your gas tank combines with the water and enables it to be burned. Iso removes 5 times more water. Oil: Change your oil and filter at the recommended mileage. Belts: Inspect all belts for signs of fraying or cracking. Change any worn belts now to help avoid a breakdown during the worst of the winter. Fluids: Check and top off engine coolants, power steering, brake, windshield washer and battery fluids. Spark plugs: Replace if the engine is misfiring Battery: The summer heat takes its toll on batteries. However, in the winter cold, when you need the extra cranking power, your battery may not be up to the task. Consider replacing it if it is more than 3 years old. Keep the contacts free of corrosion with a battery post and terminal cleaner. Wipers: Inspect the blades for fraying or cracking. Consider using heavy-duty winter blades for tough ice buildups. Tires: With drastic temperature changes, tire pressure can fluctuate. Check tire pressure several times a month. Improperly inflated tires can reduce gripping action when you need it the most. Lights: Walk around your vehicle to make sure all lights are working. With winter and darkness, it’s important to be seen by other drivers. Brake Pads and Shoes: Inspect and replace worn brake pads for better braking action in slippery road conditions. Other engine maintenance: It’s important to keep other equipment running through the winter season. Snow throwers, generators and other two- and four-cycle engines may not be used for long periods of time. As a result, the fuel may form gum and varnish deposits. In less than 60 days, these deposits can clog fuel lines, injectors and fuel filters. The results are startup problems, sluggish performance and even reduced engine life. By adding a gasoline stabilizer such as STA-BIL®, the fuel will remain fresh for up to 12 months and helps prevent gum and varnish build-up during months of storage. STA-BIL also prevents corrosion and rust caused by accumulated condensation in the fuel system.


Did you know? ~ Forgotten '90s classic

The Cobra R may have been the ultimate Fox Body Mustang: It was a track day special with stiffer suspension, and power steering, A/C and rear seat were deleted to save weight. It sported about 30 more horsepower than the standard five-liter GT and was capable of near13-second quarter-mile times out of the box. Sadly, it has been left in the dust by more recent Shelby and Boss 302s. Only the most dedicated Mustang fans remember the ’93 Cobra R bargain.

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Did you know? ~ Small Car Show towards the end of Feb! Want to share your story with the BBMC? Email badboyzmustangclub@yahoo.com and share your story & pictures with the club about your family and Mustang! Another Indoor car show at the end of February, location is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes from Des Moines, IA.


The Chrome Pony Corral Buy, Sell, or Trade ___________________________________________________________________________

Want to share your Buy, Sell or Trade Mustang with the BBMC? Email badboyzmustangclub@yahoo.com and share your Buy, Sell or Trade Mustang with the club and let’s see if we can help you out!


The Chrome Pony Corral Buy, Sell, or Trade

Buy Sell or Trade?

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Want to add your car stuff for sale here? Just email badboyzmustangclub@yahoo.com with the details and photos and we can post your items for sale on this page! It’s that simple!


Club Merchandise We have the following items available for purchase. Available items: Car Show T-Shirts $10.00. We will bring them to the Cruise events and club meetings. Get them while there hot!

Family Fun Activities We have a variety of events for the family and children monthly. Be sure to check our Calendar online for the latest details. Be sure to sign up today and bring the entire family for a fun filled day!

More Family Fun! Well, for those members wishing to particeipate in more Family Fun. Now here is your chance! Please events to the clb email and come to a few meetings to submit fun events you would like to see during our 20132014 cruise year. Bring your ideas and let’s have fun! Currently we have several planned family events! We also have available new Club stickers for your auto!

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Find us on the web: Be sure to check the club website for the latest listing of events in our muscle car community! Each month we have many events to choose from, so pick your event, post online with the club site or Facebook and let’s see how many friends we can get to our events!!

Why should you get involved with the Take a Kid to a Car Show program? Whether you produce a high profile extravaganza, a weekly cruise at the local shopping center or an annual charity show-n-shine, one thing is common; you have a passion for preserving and experiencing our automotive heritage. If we want to ensure that our passion is carried on to future generations we must involve our youth.

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Want to be a SPONSOR to one of the funniest organizations in Des Moines, Iowa?

Sponsorship Opportunities We are looking for new additional sponsorship opportunities in the Des Moines Iowa area, if you know of any company you think we should approach for sponsorship, just let Ted or Mike know and we can work on it!

Contact the BBMC staff for Details!

http://www.americanmuscle.com 5% discount on all products from AmericanMuscle.com store. Stop in at one of our Monthly Meetings and receive an American Muscle Quarter Window Mustang Decal!

Want to be a SPONSOR to one of the funniest organizations in Des Moines, Iowa? Contact the BBMC staff for Details!

Be sure to check our club website for the latest event happening in December, January and February! www.badboyzmustangclub.com


Annual Club Sponsor’s


Upcoming Events ~ February Indoor Car Show this weekend! February 7, 8, and 9th!

RiverCenter Convention Center, 136 East Third Street, Davenport, IA 52801, phone 563.326.8500 Hours: Saturday 10 am – 9 pm: Admission Pricing: CASH ONLY: Adults (13 and over) $8, Senior Citizens (62 and over) $6, Children (7 – 12)* $3, Children (6 and Under) FREE, Family Day (12 and Under)* FREE *Family Day is Sunday, February 9! All children 12 & under admitted FREE on Family Day when accompanied by a paying adult. Receive a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine with each online ticket order or box office purchase, sponsored by Iowa-Illinois Regional Auto Show (a $12 value).

Monthly Club Meeting: Tuesday 11 February 2014 at 1800 - Monthly Club Meeting ~ Altoona, IA Location: Sugar Shack Restaurant, 100 8th St SE Altoona, IA 50009 Monthly Meeting: Reports from Secretary, Treasurers, Public Relations Committee, Old Business, New Business. Don’t forget to Email all 2014 car cruise and car shows to badboyzmustangclub at yahoo.com and I will get them posted to the club calendar!! Thank you for your support.


2014 Bad Boyz Mustang Club Car Show Sponsors Page

Our 2014 Car Show Charity!

Our 2014 Car Show Charity! Our annual event, we will be collecting Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Des Moines


Awesome Monthly Meeting!

We meet each 2nd Tuesday of the month in locations surrounding Greater Des Moines, Iowa Be sure to check our club website (badboyzmustangclub.com) for the meeting location and time!

Bad Boyz Mustang Club of Greater Des Moines Iow a P.O. Box 842 Waukee, Iowa 50263

“WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY & ONLY THE CARS ARE BAD!” Mobile Phone: Club Coordinator (Michael) 515.402.6325 Email: badboyzmustangclub@yahoo.com Website: www.badboyzmustangclub.com

© Copyright 2010-2013 Bad Boyz Mustang Club of Greater Des Moines, Iowa. Not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company. All rights reserved.


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