Jeff Ford
May 1, 2004
Contributers: Jeff Ford, The Mustang & Fords Archive Photos By: The Mustang & Fords Archive

The Season ramps up from here. For the month of May we have two trails: one on the east coast at the beginning of the month, the other in America's heartland near the end of the month. Our first trail is set in the beautiful Virginia/Maryland countryside and is done in association with the National Capitol Region Mustang Club (NCRMC). Since our trail is going to be held on a Saturday, with the show on Sunday, there is no excuse for a small turnout. We're hoping to see all manner of Ford-powered vehicles, so spread the word.

The other trail is our annual trek to the Shelby Spring Fling in Nashville, Indiana. This will be our fifth trail at the Spring Fling, and for this one we're heading back to Monroe, Indiana. Hopefully, this year it won't rain. But even if it does, we can be sure the turnout will be stellar. This group always posts a good turnout-even if we accidentally short their totals as we did in January. (sorry, Dan.)

NCRMC Spring Show, May 2-3The TrailPony Trails: Saturday, May 2NCRMC Show: Sunday, May 3. Contact info to come next month.Pony Trails Cost: Free.Departure time: 9:00 a.m.; Drivers' meeting 8:30 a.m.Start Location: Montgomery College, Rockville Campus and Continuing Education, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850(Montgomery College parking lot on Campus Drive off Route 355 in Rockville).End location: Montgomery College, Rockville Campus and Continuing Education, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850. Trail Boss: Jeff Ford, (863) 644-0449; Contact: Rachel A. Emmons, (703) 768-3984;; Rex Turner, (703) 319-3338;

DirectionsWe start at Montgomery College parking lot on Campus Drive, off Route 355 in Rockville. Proceed on Campus Drive toward Mannakee Street and turn right. Continue straight (through circle) until it ends at Route 28. Turn left on Route 28 and then right on Great Falls Road, Route 189. Stay straight on Falls Road until it ends at MaCarthur Blvd. (turn left). Road splits-keep to right on Clara Barton Parkway. Turn right onto Chain Bridge and cross Potomac River. Just after bridge, turn right onto Route 123, Chain Bridge Road. Bear right onto Georgetown Pike, Route 193. Stay on Georgetown Pike to Drainsville which ends at Route 7. Turn right on Route 7 and head west to Leesburg. Go past Leesburg (bypass route if applicable) and make a right on Charles Town Pike. Stay on Route 9 until it meets at Route 340 north bypass. There will be some turns to stay on Route 9. Stay on Route 340 and cross over bridge into Maryland. Harpers Ferry will be on the left before the bridge. Continue on Route 340 until it meets Route 15. Go south on Route 15 to Route 28 east at Point of Rocks. Stay on Route 28 (there will be some turns) until Route 112, South River Road (turn right). Turn left on Route 190 southeast to Potomac and turn left onto Falls Road. Take Falls Road up to Route 28 and turn left on Route 28 shortly after passing Route 270. Turn right on Mannakee Street-go around circle and continue straight on Mannakee Street. Turn left onto West Campus Drive and back to the parking lot at Montgomery College.

INSAAC Shelby Spring Fling, May 21-23The TrailPony Trails: Friday, May 21Pony Trails Cost: Free.Registration Cost: None for the Trail!Departure Time: 9:00 a.m.; drivers' meeting 8:30 a.m.Start Location: Brown County State Park, Nashville, IN 47448,show site parking lot; drivers' meeting in front of the AbeMartin Lodge.End Location: Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park,Nashville, Indiana 47448.Trail Boss: Jeff Ford, (863) 644-0449; Information: Joyce Yates, (812) 988-7146;