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MOCA 37th Annual Mustang and Ford Round UP

Saturday, September 9, 2017
MOCA Sponsored: 
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This is the new date for the Car show. September 9th. Times are the same. Due to the change in our date we will accept pre-registrations as long as it is post marked by Friday September 1st. It will be only $20.00 for pre-registration and $25.00 at the gate. For those of you that have paid the $25.00 I will refund you your $5.00, but you will have to remind us when you register at the show). You can mail in your registration using the old flyer.

MOCA Sponsored Event
37th Annual Mustang and Ford Roundup
Saturday September 9th - Rain or Shine
The Mustang Owners Club of Austin (MOCA) is proud to present our 37th Mustang & Ford Round Up at Cabela's in Buda. 15570 IH35, Buda, TX 78610

The registration form is available here

The show will help support our charity SafePlace, now known as SAFE.

We’re going to be holding a dry goods/food drive for SAFE. Visit the website (www.safeaustin.org) to see a list of items on their Wish List.

Judging for twenty seven classes, two awards per class.
Registration 8:30 - 10:30 AM
Trophy Presentation 3:00 PM
For more information or questions please email:
carshowinfo@mocatx.com

General guidelines:
Entry fee is $20 for the first car and $15 for each additional car before 9/1/2017.
Entry fee after 9/1/2017 is $25 for the first car and $20 for each additional car.
Entrants may be DISPLAY ONLY with a $10 fee per car, FOR SALE signs $10 (must be ours) and Vendors $25 per space.

All Vehicles MUST be Ford Powered.

There will be music and fun.

Remember to bring chairs and umbrellas.

The rules for the show can be downloaded here

2017 August Car of the Month

Ricky's Mach

As we all reminisce about our younger days and the awesome cars we had, I too joined the Mustang “in" crowd, again. Around 2003 I had decided to get my hands on another Cobra Jet. I had no idea of the difficulties I would have finding a 70. I was searching for a 1970 CJ Mach, due largely to the aluminum rocker paneling that looks so cool. As I proceeded I discovered that there were only around 2000 R codes for 1970, where there were 10,000 produced for 69. The challenge was on! The car I found was factory blue on blue with A/C, power brakes, and power steering, and VERY complete. Acapulco blue was not my favorite color, but since the interior was blue, I knew that was very rare. The blue Mach was found on a farm 45 miles north of Houston in a little place called Normangee.

So my wife and I hauled this thing from Normangee to Lubbock, (attention from spectators was flattering), we get the car home, and after a couple weekends of very light surgery (broken valve springs), I got to drive it on the country roads. It was a pure stock 428 CJ, and ran just the same. WOW, what an experience. And then… the painful restoration began. Part of the process was to get a Marti report, and to our total surprise, we had a 1 of 1 CJ Mach. BONUS! As the next few years dragged on, I completed everything myself except the body and paint work. After I put the all new blue interior in the freshly painted Acapulco Blue body, it looked better than I could ever had hoped. Now blue is my favorite color. And my maiden voyage? The MOCA annual Ford roundup show in 2008!

2017 July Car of the Month

Daniel's Cobra

I found my Cobra back in 2002. It is black with gray leather 1970 built April 16, 1993 and sold through Shamaley Ford in El Paso, TX. The original owner had installed a 347 and blew the engine so it was parked for a few years. His financial situation at the time allowed me to purchase the car for only $2000 to include the additional speed parts but it only came with one original wheel and 3 spare tires. I brought the car home, started cleaning and removing components that were no longer working and making a list of replacement parts needed. It took 4 months to get the car running and get the cobwebs out. I drag raced the car for a few years and then tried my hand at autocross. After the car was in good running order, I had the car painted in 2006. The restoration went into high gear after the paint with NOS wheels, and a multitude of new interior and exterior parts. It has a new Ford racing 302 short block with the stock cam, intake and AFR 165 aluminum heads. BBK Long tube headers, x pipe and Magnaflow mufflers help her sound great with 3.73 gears for quick acceleration. I installed front seats from a 2001 Cobra and an FR500 steering wheel normally for an SN95. Our move to the Austin area from El Paso, TX has also proved to be a very welcomed increase in power due to the elevation change. Thankfully the A/C blows ice cold so I can keep cruising in this central Texas heat!

Want to know what's the best sports car to get?

According to Matthew DeBord of Business Insider, it's the 6 speed manual 2017 Mustang GT 5.0 convertible. Want to know why? Click here to read the article.

Here's a picture of the beauty:

2017 June Car of the Month

Brain's Highway Cruizer

This is my 2014 Mustang GT Premium w/Track Pack and Roush Axle Back Exhaust. She is called "The Highway Cruizer" because we've made plenty of highway trips to the east coast. I love driving her and after even the longest days at work, there's nothing more rewarding than a cruise along any open road. I'm hoping later this summer, we will get to take the ultimate cruise to Southern California and visit with some relatives.

2017 May Car of the Month

Frank's Red Rocket

The car was originally owned by my daughter who was married to a Ford dealer in Laramie, WY. (She's still married to the same guy but he's no longer a Ford dealer!) So, I am the second owner of this beauty and took delivery just 10 days before the 50th anniversary Pony Drive Across America from Mustang, OK to Las Vegas International Speedway in April 2014. That trip was a good opportunity to evaluate my new purchase and I discovered a good road car with a forgiving shifter and decent gas mileage (when my right foot behaves!). I've put 12K miles on the car since I acquired it and try to drive it weekly, with the top down, of course! "Red Rocket" will be journeying to Overland Park, KS (Kansas City) for the 2017 MCA Grand National show in August. Join us!

Mustang GT350 vs Focus RS - Who wins?

Can't make up your mind on which vehicle to get? Maybe this video will help you decide

Cruise to Fredericksburg - April 22, 2017

Here's a short video of the cruise:

10th Annual MOCA Spring Car Show

Thanks to all our sponsors and participants for making our 10th annual MOCA Spring Car show a success!

To view the pictures of the event, please click here!

Our Sponsors (in alphabetical order):

  • A-Line Auto Parts
  • Farmers Insurance – Brian Pugh
  • Hamilton & Associates
  • Inspire Fitness
  • Larry W. Smith – Personal Collection
  • Mustang Project
  • Morris Glass
  • Pro Modular Performance

The winners (in no particular order):

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