Satuday, February 22 Slot Car Racing, Port Jeff Raceway, Ronkonkoma Our second annual visit to Port Jeff Raceway was a lot of fun. Racing (and crashing!), pizza and soda made it a fun night, topped off by Barbara's homemade cupcakes. Thanks to Barbara and Ed for setting this up. Join us next year!!
Monday, February 10th 3rd Annual Model Car Show We had a nice turnout and a nice collection of models at our February business meeting. Congratulations to all the winners! Start building now for next year's show!!
Saturday, January 25th Annual Winter Banquet We had another fabulous time at the Milleridge Inn at our annual bash! It featured a Hot Buffet, Open Bar, Door Prizes and music by DJ Rob. Join us next year!
Monday, December 9th Holiday Party Our annual holiday party was held at the December business meeting at the Knights of Columbus in Farmingdale with over 100 members and guests in attendance. Thanks to Joe Tuminello for all the work in setting it up with the KoC and for Phils work with setup, RSVPs, etc. (Photos)
Tuesday, November 19th MSCLI Night at the Movies Around 100 members and guests joined us for a private screening of "Ford vs. Ferrari", the true story of how Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and Ken Miles (Christian Bales) were called on by Ford to win Le Mans for America in 1966, taking the title from Ferrari who had dominated sports car racing for years. It's the epic account of the events that led to the creation of the Ford GT40, the legend they inspired and the man and women who got the job done. Thanks to John Dettori for setting this up!
Sunday, November 17th Year End Cruise We wrapped up the cruise season with a trip out to East On Main, 10560 Main Rd, Mattituck. Thanks to Barbara for setting this up. (Photos)
Sunday, November 10 Cars and Coffee at Andy's High Caliber Auto Body
We 100+ MSCLI (and also Strong Island Stangs!) member cars at club sponsor Andy Hellsinger's shop at 94 West Hoffman Ave, Lindenhurst for bagels, coffee and more. A lot of toys were collected for the holiday toy drive! Coats were collected as well. Thanks to Phil for setting up this great event.
Sunday, November 3rd Strong Island Stang's show at Gold's Gym, Islip Our friends at Strong Island Stangs ran a show at Gold's Gym, 181 Freeman Ave, Islip. A group of MSCLI members attended to help make the show a success.
Sunday, November 3rd Alpha Xi Delta Charity Car Show Note: This was the show's rain date. A number of members helped set up this show to benefit Autism Speaks. A group of MSCLI members attended to help make the show a success.
Sunday, October 6th Riverhead Ford Roundup at East Wind Long Island What a great show sponsored by Riverhead Ford! We had a great turnout and raised a lot of money for charity. What a great location, too. We are looking forward to next year! (Photos)
Sunday, September 29th AHRC Suffolk Annual Car Show A group of club members joined in to suuport AHRC as it raised money for its various programs.
Sunday, September 15th Annual Club picnic, Yaphank Fire Department We had such a great time this year! Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken, Sausage and Peppers, Corn and more were on the menu. (Photos)
New this year was a food drive at the BBQ. Thanks to all for the generous donations to Hope House /Pax Christie! (Photos)
August 28th-September 1 Grand National Mustang Show, Fredericksburg, VA A nice sized group traveled to Fredricksburg for the 2019 Grand National show. It was great time and a clean sweep at the awards ceremony, as all entered cars earned an award. (Photos)
Sunday, August 18th Port Jefferson Mustang display The MSCLI annual Mustang display at the Port Jefferson Village Center was a great success as always. This is always one of our most popular events. Don't miss it next year! (Photos)
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!
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! (Photos)
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 great weather and a great turnout! The white glove competition was fun as always (thanks John!). We raised money for charity and are already looking forward to next year. Thanks, as always, to Howie and the crew at Lucas Ford. (Photos)
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! (Photos)
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