Jeff Ford
May 1, 2004
Photos By: The Mustang Monthly Archives

The season ramps up from here. We have two trails in May-one on the East Coast and the other in America's heartland. Our first trail is set in the beautiful Virginia/Maryland countryside and is in association with the National Capitol Region Mustang Club. Since our trail will be on a Saturday with the show on Sunday, there's no excuse for a small turnout.

The other trail is our nearly 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. This group always posts a good turnout, even if we accidentally short their totals like we did in January.

As we say at the beginning of each trail, we're going to a specific location. If you choose to follow our route, you do so of your own free will. Should something befall you while on the trail, you are solely responsible for your actions and deeds. Mustang Monthly and Mustang & Fords are not responsible.

The TrailPony Trails: Saturday, May 2, 2004, NCRMC ShowCost: FreeDeparture Time: Drivers' meeting 8:30 a.m.; departing 9:00 a.m. (estimated). Start Location: Montgomery College Rockville Campus and Continuing Education 51, Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD.End Location: Same.Trail Boss: Jeff Ford, 863/644-0449; jeff.ford@primedia.com.Show Contact: Rachel A. Emmons, 703/768-3984; rachel_a_emmons@yahoo.com.

Trail DirectionsStarting at the Montgomery College parking lot on Campus Drive off Route 355, proceed on Campus Dr. toward Mannakee St. and turn right. Continue straight (through circle) until it ends at Rte. 28. Turn left on Rte. 28, then right on Great Falls Rd., Rte. 189. Stay straight on Great Falls Rd. until it ends at MaCarthur Blvd., then turn left. The road splits; keep to the right on Clara Barton Parkway. Turn right onto Chain Bridge and cross the Potomac River. Just after the bridge, turn right onto Rte. 123, Chain Bridge Rd. Bear right onto Georgetown Pike, Route 193. Stay on Georgetown Pike to Drainsville, which ends at Rte. 7. Turn right on Rte. 7 and go west to Leesburg. Go past Leesburg and make a right on Charles Town Pike. Stay on Rte. 9 (there will be some turns) until it meets Rte. 340 North Bypass. Stay on Rt. 340 and cross over bridge into Maryland. Harpers Ferry will be on the left before the bridge. Continue on Rte. 340 until it meets Rte. 15. Go south on Rte. 15 to Rte. 28 East at Point of Rocks. Stay on Rte. 28 until Rte. 112, South River Rd., and turn right. Turn left on Rte. 190 S.E. to Potomac, and turn left onto Falls Rd. Take Falls Rd. to Rte. 28 and turn left shortly after passing Rte. 270. Turn right on Mannakee St., go around the circle and continue straight on Mannakee St. Turn left onto West Campus Dr. and back to the parking lot at Montgomery College.

The TrailPony Trails: Friday, May 21, Shelby Spring FlingCost: FreeDeparture Time: 9:00 a.m.; drivers' meeting at 8:30 a.m.Start Location: Brown County State Park parking lot; drivers' meeting in front of the Abe Martin Lodge.End Location: Abe Martin LodgeTrail Boss: Jeff Ford, 863/644-0449; jeff.ford@primedia.com.Show Contact: Joyce Yates, 812/988-7146; jcyates@indiana.edu; www.indianasaac.com.

Trail DirectionsHeading out of Brown County State Park, turn right and head east on State Road 46. At SR 135, turn right and go south to U.S. 50. Turn left on U.S. 50 into Brownstown and pick up SR 39 South. Heading south on 39, go through Tampico, then turn left on SR 56 and head west. Take SR 56 through Scottsburg into Madison, where we'll queue up in a parking lot. We'll have the riverfront park reserved for us, and plenty of local eating establishments within walking distance for lunch. After lunch, we'll receive the mayor for a few niceties and maybe a trophy or two. At 2 p.m., we'll make the trip back to Nashville via SR 7 North through Columbus to SR 46 West into Nashville and the park.