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President's Message for April, 2015
It was disappointing news that Mark Borkowski had to resign as MCT President due to relocation. We will definitely miss him and wish Mark and his family the best in their new adventure.
I am honored that the Board of Directors appointed me to assume interim President and I appreciate their support and look forward to working with all of you. Who is Joyce Bendishaw? Well, I am the former Membership Director of The Mustang Club of Tampa and joined the club October 26, 2013. I am married to Phil Bendishaw for 31 years and we own a 1971 Mach I & an 07 Mustang convertible. We have 2 dogs and enjoy scuba diving, kayaking and various volunteer work with Black Dagger Military Hunt Club which is a local non-profit group that gets our Military heroes outdoors to enjoy adaptive hunting, shooting and fishing programs.
Now that we are done with introductions, let’s get on with club business. The “Caring for Kids Cruise” on April 18th is being hosted by Mustang Club of Tampa. Although the show has free registration, we need you to register online to assure we have enough room for the show cars. The day will include a bouncy house and face painting for the children, music, free food by Tijuana Flats and an opportunity to win a new 2015 Mustang. At this time, corporate sponsors have pledged a combined $85 for each person who takes a vehicle for a cruise around the building. Our goal is to get an additional $15 sponsored and raise $30,000 for Children’s Cancer Center. Please come out, enjoy the day, and drive a new Ford around the building and help us meet our goal!
Joyce Bendishaw - Interim President
Caring for Kids Cruise benefiting Children's Cancer Center
April 18th, 2015 at Bill Currie Ford, Tampa
Hosted by the Mustang Club of Tampa
Free lunch from Tijuana Flats!
Free Car Registration for Car Show with 40 awards!
We only ask that you participate to help us complete 300 cruise laps around the
building in a new Ford during the show. For every lap, our sponsors will donate $80,
or more to the Childrens Cancer Center. Our goal is to raise $30,000. Pleae invite
your friends to come take a crusie, enjoy the show, get a free lunch and help us
reach our goal. BCF sales staff are not involved with this cruise.
Open to all years Mustangs and Fords - Gates open @ 9 a.m., registration is until 11 a.m. Awards will be given following completion of all 300 cruise laps, approximately @ 3:30 p.m. All vehicles on the show field must be registered. Pre-registration is not required, but is suggested to help us plan for the event.
was founded in 1974 to serve Tampa Bay area families of children with cancer or chronic blood disorders. Its mission is to help children and their families by providing the educational, financial, and emotional relief necessary to cope with the illnesses which threaten to tear their lives apart.
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The Wall Street Journal
The New Ford Mustang Proves Muscle Cars Aren’t Dead
Automakers like Ford, Chevy and Dodge have found they can achieve blazing performance and still meet higher environmental standards, writes Dan Neil. Get ready to burn rubber responsibl
Updated Oct. 10, 2014 9:49 p.m. ET
IT WASN’T SUPPOSED to be this way. Tighter carbon-emission standards around the world and higher fuel-economy rules in the U.S. were to mean the end of muscle cars, or at least affordable ones. But, pleasant surprise, cars have actually gotten stronger, quicker, faster. Overall, performance is cheaper, more efficient and reliable than ever. It’s the Golden Age of Horsepower, and the horses are eating diet hay.
Do you like acceleration, Johnny? Dodge will sell you a Challenger SRT Hellcat with 707 hp and an eight-speed transmission, a car that will lay down 11-second quarter-mile passes until they turn the track’s floodlights off. A roaring Mopar fever dream. Chevrolet purveys a 580-hp Camaro ZL1 with Recaro seats, six-speed manual and a clutch, offering a top speed of 184 mph. Some exotic European brands are selling “megawatt” cars, with engine outputs of more than 1,341 hp.
Interactive: The New Fast
All of these cars and engines have one thing in common: forced induction. Instead of breathing at atmospheric pressure like the rest of us, these engines are force-fed air through spooling, high-velocity turbines, either turbochargers or superchargers. Combustion-wise, the effect is like turning a leaf blower on a bonfire.
From Ford to Ferrari, Audi to Volvo, auto makers are being obliged to move to smaller, forced-induction engines to make power while still lowering emissions. As they do, the character, the sinew, even the sound of performance is changing. And nowhere is the effect more striking than in the Ford Mustang, with its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. It’s kind of the New Fast.
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