Past Events

Sunday, July 14th 5th annual Mustang Showdown at Levittown Ford  We returned to Levittown Ford, 3195 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown after a construction hiatus.  It was a hot day but we still had 164 cars registered.  Thanks to show chair Dennis and his minions for putting on a great show.

Sunday, July 7th Thunderbird and All Ford Car Show As usual, the club had a good presence at this show.  We took home a lot of trophies and had a great day.  Thanks to Elliot Wiener and the Thunderbird Club!

Thursday, July 4th Port Jefferson Independence Day parade  We continued our annual tradition of participating in the Port Jefferson parade.  We had a full entry and represented our club on this patriotic day with flying colors.

Sunday, June 30th Gold Coast Car Show at Morgan Park, Glen Cove  A full complement of club cars/members made the cruise from Milleridge Inn over to this beautiful location on the water in Glen Cove.  A great time was had by all!

Sunday, June 9th 13th annual All Ford Stampede at Lucas Ford  We returned to Lucas Ford at 3245 Hortons Lane in Southold for the 13th consecutive year.  We had spectacular weather with 137 registered cars.  50 cars joined the cruise from Island 16 in Holtsville out to Southold.  Past president revived the white glove competition which is always fun.  Thanks to all the volunteers who made the event such a success, and as always, thanks to Howie Lucas for having us and sponsoring the show!

Friday, May 24 Summer Kick-off Cruise to Meschutt Beach We made our annual cruise to Tiki Joe’s at Meschutt Beach.  We had good food, good music, good company and lots of great cars!

Sunday, May 19 Dust Off Cruise We met at The Milleridge Inn  585 N Broadway, Jericho, NY at 10:15am and left promptly at 10:45am for a short cruise to our destinations.  Our first stop was 20th Century Cycles, 101 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay, NY  This is a collection of Billy Joel's personal motorcycles. After a short stay there, we cruised to Sagamore Hill where we had a picnic provided by the club.  What a great day!

Sunday, March 24 Cars and Coffee at Andy's High Caliber Auto Body

Sunday morning March 24th was one of those beautiful “get up and do something” days.  And MSCLI did.  As early spring calls the auto enthusiast in all of us, what could be better than getting out on a bright sunny day, and driving your pride and joy Mustang to Andy’s High Caliber Collision?  We all thought the same!

 

Andy Helsinger has been an MSCLI club member for many years, taking care of those awkward moments (when your car does something it shouldn’t – or at least you wished it hadn’t), and like magic, removing them from view.  Working in his Lindenhurst location on West Hoffman Ave for the past 16 years, Andy has plied his craft, helped out quite a few club members, and dazzled us with amazing paint and body creations on his own Mustangs (you do need to check out his 2008 Mustang decked out in Lizzard Skin Green – a wild non-factory color that looks great on a Mustang).  Of course, Andy has more than supported the club: he’s been there for us.  Recently, a body shop chain trademarked the name of Andy’s shop, forcing him to change the familiar “Caliber Collision” to “Andy’s High Caliber Collision”.  So what better way to celebrate and christen his new name than to host a Cars & Coffee event for MSCLI?

 

The bagels were fresh, the coffee was hot, and the weather was perfect for the 60 Mustangs that graced this MSCLI event.  An estimated 85 club members would partake in Andy’s hospitality – including a Karmen Ghia, 79 T-Bird, 66 Malibu, 69 Camaro, and a few trucks.  Club officers Rick Wertz, Dennis Healy, John Walter and John Dettori were on hand to meet and greet the members, sharing their Sunday morning breakfast and reminding us all why we do this: it’s fun.  Fun, friends, and food – could anything be better? 

 

Special thanks to Phil Borzumato for organizing and coordinating, and to Andy Helsinger for his hospitality hosting this memorable event.  And of course thank you MSCLI members for coming!

 

- John Dettori

 

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Monday, February 11 MSCLI Second annual model car show Over sixty cars were entered in our second annual model car show.  Next year, let's make it 100!

Saturday, January 26 MSCLI Annual Winter Banquet, Milleridge Inn, Jericho, NY Our annual winter banquet was held at the Milleridge Inn, 585 N Broadway, Jericho, NY 11753. It will featured a buffet dinner, DJ, Open Bar and plenty of door prizes.  It was a great time and we hope more members will join us next year!  (Photos)

Sunday, December 16 MSCLI cruise to Cohen Children's Hospital We cruised with police escort to Cohen to deliver the generous donation of toys from our club members, friends, family and work places.  Thanks to National Grid for their large donation!  (Photos)

Monday, December 10 MSCLI Holiday Party, Knights of Columbus, Farmingdale, NY Our monthly business meeting was moved to the Knights of Columbus in Farmingdale for our annual holiday party.  It featured great food, great company and a great time!

Sunday, October 28 Year End Cruise to E.B. Elliot's, Freeport, NY This year's Year End Cruise to E.B. Elliot's was a great time.  We met at Captree and then made our way to E.B. Elliot's for a great meal.  This was a fantastic end to a trying season!  (Photos)

Sunday, October 21 Bear Mountain Area  – Tiorati Lake, NY A group of club members took this beautiful cruise along the Palisades Parkway.  We cruised over the George Washington Bridge to the Palisades Interstate Parkway. We finished at Tiorati Lake for an al fresco picnic.  Join us next time for this scenic cruise!

Sunday, October 14 T.G.I.F., Riverhead, NY The Westbury show was a good time, so we had on at the Riverhead location, too.  Over 50 cars participated on a gorgeous Fall day.  Join us next time, because we will be doing it again!

Sunday, September 30 Good Steer show II, Lake Grove, NY We had such a great time at the Spring Good Steer "mini-show" that we did it again!  Over 60 cars participated on another great day. 

Saturday, September 29 Wild Stallions Car Show, Brooklyn, NY The Wild Stallions club comes out to our shows, so we wanted to return the favor!  A small group traveled to Brooklyn, which we hope is the start of an annual tradition to support our sister club.

Sunday, September 23 AHRC Suffolk Fundrasier Show, Bohemia, NY Around 20 members turned out to support member Kevin Tom's annual fundraising show at AHRC.  Great show for a great cause and we hope you can join us next year!  The list of raffle prizes was amazing.

Saturday, September 22 Michael Magro Foundation show, Westbury, NY A group met up in Westbury to support member Tom Galatti's annual fundrasier show.  We had a great time and hope to that you join us in the future.

Sunday, September 16 Annual MSCLI BBQ, Yaphank Fire Department  We visited a new venue this year, the Yaphank Fire House.  Over 170 members and their families attended.  It was a nice venue with a large gazebo that kept everyone cool.  The food was fantastic and all had a great time.

Labor Day Weekend MCA Grand National Show, Merrimack, New Hampshire  A large group (28 members / 26 cars) attended the MCA Grand National.  Lots of Mustangs and lots of fun!  (Photos)

Sunday, August 12th Mustang display at the Port Jefferson Village Center  WE returned to this ever popular venue for this ever popular event.  In spite of Mother Nature's threats we had a great turnout and a great day.  Note that the show was sponsored by Ramp Ford.

Sunday, July 29th Cruise to the Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ  A group of 15 member cars cruised to Camden, NJ (across the river from Philadelphia) to visit the Battleship New Jersey.  We parked on the pier in front of the ship for pictures and to display the cars.  We had a tour of the ship as well.  Hopefully you can join us in the future if we make this trip again!  (Photos)

Sunday, July 22nd TGI Fords at TGI Fridays, Westbury, NY  We held our first ever show at TGI Fridays at 829 Merrick Ave, Westbury, NY.  In spite of the ugly weather to start the day we had 60 cars attend.  Not only were there Mustangs, but we had some pickups, a T-Bird, a hot Focus and and hot Fiesta.  We had a great time and look forward to more shows at TGIF in the future!  (Photos)

Saturday, July 14th Hudson Valley Mustang Show  A small group made the run up to this show in a beautiful location along the Hudson River.  We hope that next time many more members will join us!

Sunday, July 8th Thunderbird Club show  45 displayed their cars at the show.  The show was honoring the Mustang (which makes up half the classes at the show).  There was an MSCLI award presented.  A great time was had by all!  (Photos)

Wednesday, July 4th Port Jefferson Independence Day parade  A full contingent of 20 member cars braved the heat to proudly represent MSCLI.  Thanks to all for attending!  (Photos)

Saturday, June 30th Long Island Ducks baseball game, Central Islip  We had 10 cars display on a closed street outside the stadium at 5:00 PM and then attended the game at 7:00PM.  MSCLI provided wraps & salads with beverages to all game ticket purchasers as part of the ticket purchase.  We had a great evening and hope to do it again with a larger turnout!  (Photos)

Sunday, June 24th Gold Coast Cruisers show, Morgan Park, Glen Cove, NY  We attended this great show in a great location on the water in Glen Cove. 

Sunday, June 10th 12th annual show at Lucas Ford  We returned to Lucas Ford on Hortons Lane in Southold for the 12th consecutive year.   Despite the cloudy skies, we had 111 registered cars for the show.  John Clor from Ford Performance was a popular guest at the show.  Thanks to Howie at Lucas Ford and thanks to the volunteers that made the show a great sucesss.  (Photos)

 

Friday, May 25th Cruise to Meschutt Beach, Hampton Bays, NY  We met at one of our favorite cruise destination for a night of cars, food, music and friends.  Under new management, the place hasn't missed a beat!  Join us next time!  (Photos)

Sunday, May 20th Dust Off cruise to Montauk Lighthouse  A group of 12 cars met at the diner and then braved the sketchy weather to head out to Montauk.  Lunch followed.  A great time was had by all.  (Photos)

Sunday, April 29th St. Pat's car show, Smithtown  A group of members braved the early rain to attend this always popular show.

Sunday, April 22nd Good Steer show, Lake Grove  We our first ever, low stress, fun show at The Good Steer.  Trophies were awarded to the top 15 cars as picked by the staff of the Good Steer, plus a Best in Show.  All cars entered received a free basket of their world-famous onion rings.  We had 48 cars on a beautiful Spring day.  Thanks to Bob McCarroll and the staff for a great day! (Photos)

Saturday, March 24th Kart Racing at RPM Raceway, Farmingdale  10 members had a blast racing for bragging rights.  Join us next time for the fun!

Saturday, February 10th Club Banquet  We returned to Chateau La Mer in Lindenhurst for our annual banquet for a night of dining, dancing and good fun!  80 members and guests attended and had a great time.  (Photos)

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