GHMA Monthly Meetings
Held at the Ford HQ in Oakville:
2000 The Canadian Rd, Oakville, ON L6J 7G1
2018 Meeting Dates & Times:
Thursday July 12th 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday August 9th 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday September 13th 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday October 14th 2018 1:30 PM
Sunday November 11th 2018 1:30 PM
Sunday December 9th 2018 2:30 PM
(Note: Click link above or picture below for recollections by Dave Wilson about Jim and how our club began…)
I have sad news to report. Many of you know that Jim King was our first club President and that Jim, then a VP at Ford Canada, was instrumental in getting GHMA started. Jim passed away on Friday June 15th of a heart attack. Jim was a great guy, a lifetime GHMA member and a definite Ford/Mustang fanatic like a lot of us.
Jim came back to the club to help us out as our MC when we held our No Borders MCA show ten years ago and I like many others had visited Jim in his most recent hometown, Las Vegas. After retiring from Ford, Jim joined Shelby America as a team member and historian. In that role, Jim conducted some very special tours of Shelby for many GHMA members.
I don’t have any details for services as of now however; they are likely to be held either in Las Vegas or Vancouver.
On behalf of GHMA and myself, our sincere condolences to Jim’s family & friends.
George O’ Hearn
GHMA Past President
Forwarded by Ford Alumni:
Jim King began his Ford of Canada career on March 27,1972. Jim was from “The Rock” where he developed a ‘need for speed’ – his it favourite car was the 427 Cobra and his favourite flight was in an F80 Shooting Star jet fighter compliments of the U.S. Air Force based in St. John’s. However, his passion was automobiles . . . Mustangs in particular . . .
Jim talking about the Shelby 1000
June 23rd: Discovery Ford, Burlington, Third All Years Mustang show 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission $10.00 with proceeds to the Carpenter Hospice. Discovery Ford
Monday July 2nd 2018 – Mosport
Updated! Click on event links for more detailed info:
*** Monday July 2nd 2018 *** The new fees will be tiered as follows:
$325 if paid by February 28th. $350 from March 1st through April 30th. $375 May 1st through June 30th, or $425 at the gate (assuming we have room). A slight change this year will be pricing for new drivers to the event of $325 (provided payment is made before the mandatory drivers meeting for new drivers – Tuesday June 19th at 7:30 PM.) There are links to the forms at the bottom of the page … Click for more info
Monday July 29th – Stampede
Presented by the GHMA & GTAMC
Sunday July 29th – Ford of Canada Corporate Headquarters in Oakville has been confirmed as the location of Stampede 2018. A special thank you goes out to Shannon White of Ford for her efforts in helping to secure our 2018 Stampede location at Ford CHQ. Click here for more info
August 18th – Woodward
Woodward Ave Cruise – August 18
GHMA Coffee Club: Now over for the Summer cruising season. Still on for Wednesdays.
Please check your email & see the Events link above for more details including venue and time changes …
News Round Up – from around the Net:
Ford is phasing out its passenger cars, except one: the Mustang. New York Times article by James B. Stewart …
Absolutely gorgeous … check out Mircea Panait’s article and pictures over at Autoevolution for this concept …
Here is a terrific article by Benjamin Hunting on the early design prototypes Ford worked on for the Mustang.
“The Ford Mustang’s path from affordable coupe to performance icon has taken many twists and turns in its near-55-year history.” Hagerty: Mustangs that never were…
Facts and figures, sales, production numbers and so on. Worth a look – all things Mustang. (Thanks to Jerry Dunn and John Siderius for sending me the info.) Click above link or here…
Ford News Release: 2019 California Special
“DEARBORN, Mich., March 12, 2018 – America’s favorite sports car gets even more style and technology for 2019 thanks to the revival of the legendary Mustang GT California Special, new features including rev-matching on 5.0-liter 6-speed manual-equipped models, the first-ever custom-tuned B&O PLAY premium audio system for Mustang, three new vintage-inspired colors and over-the-top stripes.
“No doubt, 2019 is an exciting year for Mustang enthusiasts, especially fans of our California Special and BULLITT models,” said Corey Holter, Ford car group marketing manager. “This year further targets hardcore enthusiasts who want even more performance from BULLITT, while new technology – including rev-matching on manual transmission-equipped Mustang GT and active valve performance exhaust on the EcoBoost® model – means even more thrills.” … click for full article!
Found – the Real 1968 Bullitt Mustang
Here is an in depth and terrific story by Larry Webster from our friends at Hagerty
“Steve McQueen made one last effort to buy his favorite Mustang in 1977. He sent a letter, typed on a single piece of heavy off-white vellum, to the car’s owner in New Jersey. The logo for his movie company, Solar Productions, was embossed in the upper left corner and opposite that resided the date, December 14, 1977. The letter is just four sentences.
“Again,” it begins, “I would like to appeal to you to get back my ’68 Mustang.” McQueen offered no specifics as to why this particular Ford was important to him, except to say that he wanted to keep it unrestored and that it was “simply personal with me.” Click here for full article!
First look – 2019 Mustang Bullitt with Steve McQueen’s grand daughter Molly McQueen …
See more details here with an exclusive test drive with Jay Leno …. 2019 Bullitt Test Drive
GHMA Guest Speakers – 2018 Mustang Presentation:
Club meeting – Thursday September 14th 2017 at the Ford HQ in Oakville Ontario.
Shannon White, Product Marketing Manager – Cars / EV and Marco Dodaro, Assistant Product Marketing Manager – Cars / EV from Ford.
Shannon & Marco gave a terrific presentation highlighting the many new features in both the 2018 5.0 GT & 2.3 L EcoBoost Mustangs… Click here for close up pictures and highlights from the meeting!
Mustangs are our passion!
We drive them, race them, restore them, preserve them and just plain enjoy them. The Golden Horseshoe Mustang Association was originally started as a Classic Mustang club in 1995 by a core group of Classic Mustang enthusiasts in the Greater Toronto Area. Over the years we have become an all years Mustang club and one of the largest Mustang club in Canada.
We participate in various events, car shows, travel, charities and much more throughout the year. If you interested in the car hobby, our many social events, then please feel free to attend one of our monthly meetings held at the Ford HQ in Oakville Ontario or Contact us for more info.