Donald Farr
Former Editor, Mustang Monthly
January 2, 2007
Photos By: Paul Rosner

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The third annual Toyo Tire NMRA Ford Nationals on July 7-9 officially wrapped up the first half of the season for the series' racers. Held at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, the event showcased great racing and great weather-notably, no snow, unlike last year's late-spring event.

While the Mustang racers were laying down some fast times on the quarter-mile, plenty of Mustangs vied for awards in the Laurel Mountain Mustang All-Ford Auto Show, sponsored by Mustang Monthly and our sister magazine, Mustang & Fords. Our thanks to Motor City Terminators for assisting with the show portion of the event, which included a number of the club's SVT Cobra street cars.

Mustang Show Winners

Best Classic Mustang
First: Rob Palmer, ';65 GT,
Cedar Springs, MI
Second: Peter VanderVeen, ’66 Mustang, Grand Rapids, MI
Best Modern Mustang
First: Tim Scheerhorn, ’85 GT, Zeeland, MI
Second: John Jennings, ’03 Cobra,
Grand Rapids, MI
Best Daily Driver
First: Jason Bolen, ’93 Saleen Sport,
Hastings, MI
Second: Steve Kelley, ’90 Mustang,
Cedar Springs, MI
Special Interest
First: Susan Osmun, ’70 Shelby GT350,
Gobles, MI
Second: Allen Woern, ’06 Roush, Lowell, MI

Best '65-'70 Mustang
Ed Frank, '68 Fastback, Waterford, MI

Best '71-'78 Mustang
Kim Bray, '71 Boss 351, Byron Center, MI

Best '79-'93 Mustang
Tie:Mike Tucker, '93 LX, Whitmore Lake, MI
Tim Scheerhorn, '85 GT, Zeeland, MI

Best '94-'98 Mustang
Steve Vander Hewe, '94 GT, Grand Rapids, MI

Best '99-'04 Mustang
Howard Barrett, '00 GT, Elkhart, IN

Best '05-'07 Mustang
Gordy Cole, '06 GT, Plainwell, MI

Best SVT Mustang
John Jennings, '03 Cobra, Grand Rapids, MI

Best Tuner Mustang
Kevin Price, '03 Roush, Dowagiac, MI

Best Shelby/Boss
Susan Osmun, '70 Shelby GT350, Gobles, MI

Best Daily Driver
George Zalucki, '93 LX, Brighton, MI