STURGIS MUSTANG RALLY
With the exception of the Roush Bandit Mustang (center), the Stur1gis Mustang Committee wisely rotated display cars. Shown in this photo are Dean Mathias’ 1968 428 Cobra Jet (left) and a 2018 Mustang GT (right) exhibited by sponsor Scott Peterson Motors Ford.
2Deadwood’s Dennis Kersay wheels his 1968 Mustang coupe up Main Street past
Mustang Sally’s restaurant on the way into the car
3like The Mustang Trailer–sponsored barrel-racing event proved that,
autocross, a reasonable degree of skill and dexterity is required to negotiate the tight course without coming in contact with a barrel. Ron Miller “herded” his 1969 Shelby GT350 around the barrels, exhibiting a wild driving style that delighted the crowd.
4Mustang Ed Lyon negotiated the cones with exacting precision in his 1965
2+2 during Friday afternoon’s BFGoodrich-sponsored
Setting up for the show posed a bit of a parking problem on Dead5wood’s somewhat narrow main drag, but with every car parked in its proper place, things calmed down and the show ran flawlessly.
6course After Cowboy Church services on Sunday, the Thunderdome
went hot again. Shandra Gronseth wheels her hubby’s 1966 Shelby G.T. 350H around the autocross during the ladies’ segment with intense concentration.
7Coupe Al and Judy Harwood won First Place in the 1965-1966 Mustang
class with this absolutely flawless 1966 Mustang. The mirrors placed on the ground below it were no idle brag; this is a concoursquality Ponycar top to bottom!
8 Dean and Shelly Myers’ blue and silver 1971 Boss 351 captured First in class at Sturgis. Judging from the Wyoming vanity plate (HER71) there’s no doubt whose car it is.
9 Michael Kennedy prepares his candy-blue 1967 Mustang convertible for judging in the 1967-1968 Convertible class, where the ragtop did quite well. 10 One of the earlier stops on the Poker Run tour was at title sponsor Scott Peterson Motors Ford outside of Sturgis, where Peterson displayed his Raven Black 1969 Boss 429 Mustang (KK-1488).
Floyd and Donna Opp are the proud owners of this 100-percent 11 original Mustang GT fastback, which competed in the Coupe/ Fastback class.
12 Main Street Sturgis was transformed into a sea of color and chrome for Saturday’s Show and Shine. Tom and Cheryl Heiring were a huge hit with their “his and hers” 1973 Mustang Grandes. The story goes that the Bright Green Glow car served as their family car. Tom later purchased the Medium Aqua Grande to restore. Once he and Justin Eich finished the car, it was time to have Justin restore Cheryl’s car. Both cars were class winners.