The National Mustang Racers Association put an exclamation point on the '06 season with a season-ending bash at Beech Bend Raceway last October. While racers scrambled on the quarter-mile in attempts to nail down season championships-or at least climb up the standings-local Mustang and Ford owners from all over the east participated in the Laurel Mountain All-Ford Auto Show, sponsored by Mustang Monthly and our sister title, Mustang & Fords.
As usual, the car show highlighted a number of wild late-models, but we also spotted fantastic vintage Mustangs, such as Tony Lyles' modular-powered '65 convertible and Dustin Faust's '66 fastback, which won the Mustang Monthly Editor's Choice award. Our thanks go to Show Director Ed Svoboda for making the selection in our absence.
With the burnout smoke settled and the awards presented, the NMRA closed out its '06 season at Bowling Green. The '07 season has already begun, and Mustang Monthly is back as a car show sponsor. We'll see you at the races.
Car Show ResultsSaturdayBest Classic Mustang1st: Mark and Rhonda Delk -'69 Boss 302 2nd: Christina McCarthy - '6411/42 Mustang
Best Modern Mustang1st: Tim Powderly - '94 Mustang Cobra 2nd: Mike Cooper - '01 GT
Best Daily Driver1st: Terry Latham - '06 Mustang GT 2nd: Nick Thurman - '04 Explorer (tie)2nd: Jim Crouch - '03 Mach 1 (tie)
Popular VoteBest Body and Paint1st: Mark and Rhonda Delk - '69 Boss 302 2nd: Mike Cooper - '01 Mustang
Best Engine1st: James Grifford - '01 Cobra 2nd: Charles Blair - '64 Galaxie 427
Best Stance1st: Rick Carlisle - '69 Mustang 2nd: Jason Ford - '94 F-150
People's Choice1st: Tim Blanton - '67 Mustang 2nd: Ben Halker - '05 Mustang GT