2017 February Car of the Month

Larry and Ginny's Black Jade

Larry and I purchased the Grande about 4 years ago from a man who bought it and never did anything with it.  The Grande was owned by a former MOCA member.  It was bought brand-new in Austin in 1969 and had only the two owners.  The MOCA member had it in the car shows and won several trophies. We are the proud third owners of the car.  It's all original and I love the color - it's called Black Jade.  We enjoy taking it out for an occasional ride and enjoy taking it to the car shows. 

2017 January Car of the Month

Mom's 94

On December 1, 1993, Dad took Mom out to dinner for her birthday.  After dinner, he asked if she’d like to stop by the Ford dealership to see the new 1994 Mustang.  (30th Anniversary Edition).
Mom had owned a 1966 Mustang GT Convertible, 4-spd, Emberglo with white top and Pony interior… that years later, my Brother totaled. She loved that car; so she agreed to go see the new ’94 Mustangs at the dealership. 
When they arrived there, a new Laser Red Mustang Convertible 5-spd, white leather interior and white top, was center stage in the showroom.  The salesman approached Mom and asked if she liked the car.  She said, “Yes.  I used to have a ’66 and loved it.” 

The salesman then asked if she would like to have this ’94, and handed her the keys. Sensing a sales pitch, she said, “Thank you, but we just came to look at the new Mustangs.” and gave him back the keys. 
“That’s too bad,” said the salesman. “Because it’s actually your car.  That man standing over there (Dad) just bought it for you yesterday. Happy Birthday.”  She tearfully accepted the keys.
Mom loved that Mustang, treating like a new-born baby.  If it even looked cloudy, it stayed in the garage.  She hand-washed herself, not wanting to risk a scratch at the car wash.  Her favorite saying about it was, “If you think it looks good, you should hear the engine!”
At 17,453 miles, when she could no longer drive, she handed me the keys and said, “I know that you’ll take care of this for me.” Today, it has 23,363 miles on it. If it looks cloudy, it stays in the garage.

Motor upgrades: a 1994 Cobra upper/lower intake, BBK Cold Air Intake, 70mm throttle body, 76mm Mass Air Meter/Sensor, MSD Ignition Module & Distributor.  Magnaflow Catbacks.
Suspension upgrades: Eibach Pro System Handling/Lowering Package w/Anti-Sway bars; Steeda Caster/Camber Plates and Subframe Connectors; BBK Strut Tower Brace.
Wheels/Tires: Cobra R 5-spoke Chrome 17” wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires; 

Mom would have liked it.  And you should hear the engine.

2016 December Car of the Month

Jeremy & Terra Bibb - Project “Karen”

My wife and I have been married for 9 years, we were high school sweethearts, are best friends, and proud parents of 3 boys… yes 3! 2016 marks our 9th wedding anniversary and my wife’s 7th year as a Brain Cancer Warrior! I built this car with the intention of having a cool driver quality car that stands out from the crowd! Overall details were planned out to include what I hold most dear to me…. My family! “Team RCP Racing” is for my 3 boys Rylan, Conor, and Parker. The “09” stands for the 9 years my wife and I have been married, and the Texas backgrounds stand for the State I love! Plus what Motor Head doesn’t love the legendary Carroll Shelby and his numerous cool cars! All tied together with a few inside jokes and themes that play tribute to the days of the Trans Am Series Racing!This car started life as a 1968 Mustang Coupe, then we began the transformation by installing Global West Suspension, transplanted a 351W motor with GT40 heads and Cobra Fuel Injection mated to a T5 transmission, and A/C for the Texas heat of course, 4 wheel disk brakes, and last but notthe Iconic “Eleanor” Body Kit with a fantastic Faux-Patina. Sadly I just got the news that I blew the motor! Time for the 500 horsepower upgrade I guess! Motor on and give us a honk when you see us down the road.

2016 November Car of the Month

Geoff's 2016 Mustang GT/CS

Geoff's 2016 Mustang GT/CSThanks for allowing me to present my car to the MOCA COTM. I enjoyed looking at the pictures others posted to the COTM website, and all the stories shared. I believe that life is too short to drive a boring car. My car is a 2016 Mustang GT Premium with a California Special option package. It is my 3rd Mustang GT ( others were a black 2010 & red 2012). I enjoy detailing cars and am happiest with tools in hand. I am not a mechanic, but do know my way around a tool set fairly well. I have added Dynamat sound insulation ( for a quite highway ride), a catback exhaust from Ford Performance by BORLA ( for a louder city ride), a full size spare for peace of mind on the highway. I've changed out the running lights, back-up light and interior bulbs for LEDs. Added a 4th brake light LED ( adds red LED to reverse bulb). And window tint to date. Future plans include adding a Cold Air Intake and a Tuner Kit soon. Just need to choose the right brand. Also thinking about adding a dash-cam. That should do it. Thanks

2016 October Car of the Month

Greg and Daniece's 1969 Mustang Grande

I start the story with my wife whose first car was a 1969 coupe her dad bought for her after she turned sixteen.
My wife was born in October 1969. About 2 ½ years after received the car she was rear ended and it was a total loss.
Fast forward to 2016 and I decided that I should find a similar car and surprise her with it. After a few months of looking I found our car.
Surprise was avoided since we would have to drive to Missouri to buy and bring it home.
We arrived at a house near Springfield, Missouri with snow on the ground. We inspected, bought, and pulled it home.
It is a Grande Coupe, original miles (94,000ish), and restored to new.
The color is Lime Gold with a Black vinyl top. We are the third owners of this incredible car.
I am in the processes of going through the entire car.
Options are as follows: tinted windows, power brakes, front disc brakes, power steering, AM-8track and A/C.
Since acquiring our Mustang, we have taken the car to four car shows. We have been to Georgetown Airport and the Georgetown Poppy Fest parade.
At Freddy’s Burgers in Pflugerville we won Freddie’s Choice and then in Sun City Georgetown we won Outstanding in class.

Greg and Daniece Morgan
P.S. We also have a 2007 GT convertible and will be getting a 2019 when they come out so we can have two Mustangs 50 years apart.