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By: Jerry Kalinowski

Bulverde Jubilee Parade
On a Saturday morning in downtown Bulverde, the "longest short parade in Texas" was held. Bea Kalinowski drove the Grand Marshall, retired KSAT Meterologist Steve Browne, in her car BumbleBea, followed closely by Nate Thompson driving Tammy's car with the honorary Grand Marshalls. Not only were these 2 cars front and center, we had 7 other SAMC cars that were entered as a group in the parade, and the club took "Best Car/Truck Entry." Thanks to Cathy & Gail Nelson, Paul & Renee Read, Miguel & Jan Rosario, Rick Birnbach, Gary Tanner, Dwight & Nancy Tribby, and of couse, Jerry Kalinowski. Paul Read's cobra on the hood of his car got a lot of attention during the parade. We then parked our cars at Front Porch Bar & Grill for an informal car show, where Tammy Thompson's car won the Ladies' Choice award. Thanks to Austin Thompson & his friend Mike for carrying the car show banner that was donated by Digital Expressions, and thanks also to the members that showed up. It was a great boost for our upcoming car show.

By: Bea Kalinowski

Wonderland of the Americas Father's Day Car Show

Our club president, Cathy Nelson, represented the San Antonio Mustang Club again this night. 😀 Her car Bluebelle won Top 40 out of 200+ cars - a huge thank you to all that voted for her!!! Also attending from the club were Cathy's husband, Gail Nelson, and Nate & Tammy Thompson.

Congratulations to Cathy for yet another award for her awesome car!
2019-06-15 Wonderland of Americas

By: Bea Kalinowski

Whataburger Cruise-In
On what started out as a hot night and turned into a beautiful one that cooled down just enough to enjoy, the new Whataburger at 1604 & Military welcomed somewhere around 50 cars (mostly Mustangs & Corvettes) to their new facility. It seemed that a great time was had by all as we walked around and enjoyed the various cars & trucks that attended this event. It was nice to see people that we don't see very often & to make new friends too. From SAMC, besides me & Jerry, there was Paul Woeppel, Traci Tate, Paul & Renee Read, Jim & Jean Cooper, Ben & Yolanda Rodriguez, Karl & Levon Lang. If I missed anyone, my apologies!!!

2019-06-14 Whataburger Cruise-in

By: Bea Kalinowski

Red White & Bluebonnet Car Show
On a hot and humid day in South Central Texas, a few SAMC members braved the heat to show off their ponies in New Braunfels at Bluebonnet Ford's 2nd Annual Red White and Bluebonnet Car Show. While none of us won an award (their award categories were not by car classes), we did win some raffle prizes and silent auction items, plus we had a good time checking out the other cars and enjoying each other's company. Representing SAMC were President Cathy Nelson & her husband Gail, Vice President Bea Kalinowski & her husband Jerry, Bill Burdick, Nancy Tribby (drove their Mustang for the first time ever), Tom Bader, and Steve Garcia (even though he brought out his Corvette).
2019_06_01 Red White & Bluebonnet Car Show

By: Bea Kalinowski

US Storage Centers

Our President, Cathy Nelson, is out and about entering car shows left and right in order to promote our own SAMC car show in Bulverde on October 19th. In the process, she is racking up trophies too. 
2019_05_19 US Storage Center

By: Bea Kalinowski

Shriners Car Show

Despite the inclement weather, the Shriners Car Show in San Antonio was well attended. SAMC was represented by 4 cars entered and other members stopping by for support. We won 5 awards: 3 class awards (Bea Kalinowski, Cathy Nelson & Wes Heath), 1 Best in Class award (Craig Smith) and the Potentate's Award (Craig Smith).
2019_05_18 Shriners Car Show

By: Bea Kalinowski

Mustangs Take Flight (Houston MCA Show)

Two groups, totaling 10 cars, headed to Houston on Friday, 3/29/19, plus a few more that drove separately, but SAMC was well represented at this MCA Show in Houston. Not everyone was showing their cars, but came along for support of those of us who were. First stop after checking into the show was to have our pictures taken with a P-51 Mustang. Becky Dowda & I were in the same class, so we parked next to each other at the Lone Star Flight Museum. No sooner were we parked than we had judges in front of our cars wanting to know if we wanted to be judged that afternoon. WHAT????? We just drove in from San Antonio and our cars were dusty and the front ends covered with bugs. NOPE!!!

We looked at a few cars, went into the museum and looked around, then headed to the hotel to freshen up and find something to eat.

Saturday morning found everyone back at the museum cleaning cars
and getting ready for judging. Took a while, but by the time the judges showed up, we were ready. Once we were judged, took time to go look at all the awesome cars inside & outside the museum, and some awesome planes.

Sunday morning found us back at Lone Star Flight Museum, but with the cold and wind, trophy presentations were moved inside (after the concourse cars were moved out).

Six GOLDs and one SILVER were awarded to SAMC members. Congrats to: Robert Carington, Tim Faktor, Becky Dowda, Mark Dumont, Mike Dumont & Bea Kalinowski for GOLD wins, and to Jeff Wallen for SILVER.

So much excitement, especially for me. This was my first MCA show, and I won GOLD!!!!

Sunday afternoon found everyone on their way back to San Antonio and home.
2019-03-29-31 MCA Houston

By: Bea Kalinowski

Twisted Fillies Winery & Luncheon Cruise


The Fillies started the cruise off from in front of Lowe's at The Rim. From there they traveled up to Medina and visited the Apple Store. Then lunch and shopping at Camp Verde General Store. After Cathy Nelson found a purse to match Bluebell (her car), they were off to Singing Hills Winery in Comfort. The Fillies attending were Cathy Nelson, Renee Read, Jean Cooper, Nancy Tribby, Cheryl Di Ianni, June Bright, Olga Andrews and Beverly Anderson. And I'm sure the rest of us Fillies are sad we didn't join the cruise.

2019-03-17 Twisted Fillies Winery & Luncheon Cruise

Bandera Cowboy Mardi Gras

On Saturday, 2/23/19, 5 cars and 10 people traversed to Bandera for Mardi Gras. We started the day very early at Home Depot in Helotes. Drove straight up Highway 16 to Bandera and started the day with breakfast at Old Spanish Trail (O.S.T.) Restaurant, then spent the morning browsing the many shops, antique stores and vendors on the courthouse lawn in Bandera. At noon, the parade commenced, and what a parade it was. Floats, cowboys & horses, kids & adults in costume, a guy riding a longhorn, and everybody throwing beads. After the parade, Busbee's BBQ for lunch, then check out the rest of the vendors on 11th Street. By 3:00 p.m., we were all bushed and ready to head home. The weather was beautiful and a good time was had by all.
2019-02-23 Bandera Cowboy Mardi Gras

SAMC 2018 Christmas Party

On December 15th, 60 people gathered at the Marriott Suites SeaWorld to celebrate another year of camaraderie and friendship. We feasted on Prime Rib or Roast Duck, and I think everyone enjoyed their meal (I know I enjoyed my Roast Duck). After the meal, we held our annual White Elephant gift exchange - 47 people participated and a good time was had by all. Best of all, we had 2 representatives from Dare to Love to accept a check for $3,000 from the club, and the many many gifts and gift cards that our members brought to share with the children that Dare to Love represents. Thank you, one and all, for your generosity.

SAMC 2018 Christmas Photos

by Bea Kalinowski

Twisted Fillies Visit to Don Strange Ranch


17 Fillies visited the Don Strange Ranch in Boerne to view all the Christmas lights and setups that were there. We had a great time driving around looking at all the different Christmas visions around the ranch. Then we went inside where there were quite a few vendors and had the pleasure of doing some shopping for our loved ones. We also had our photo taken with Santa.

2018-12-12 Twisted Fillies Don Strange Ranch

Opie's BBQ/Spicewood Vineyards/Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery


2019 started off great with a San Antonio Mustang Club sponsored cruise to Opie’s BBQ in Spicewood on Saturday, January 5th. The cruise started at 281 and 1604, straight up the 281 to 71 and over to Spicewood for a total of 75 miles. The neat thing is that we all managed to stay together and 34 cars wound up at Opie’s for a fantastic feast. As always, Opie’s had great food, which makes it our first cruise of the year for 4 years in a row. After Opie’s, several members went for tours and tastings at Spicewood Vineyards and Iron Wood Distillery. Thanks to all the SAMC, WSS, S550, STS and Greater Texas Bullitt Owners for making this such a successful cruise. It is such a popular cruise that we need to do it again this year.

2019-01-05 Opie's/Spicewood Vineyards/Iron Wolf Distillery

Lone Star Mustang & Ford Round-Up
It was a beautiful day for people to come out and show off their cars. We had a LOT of Mustangs (of course), but we also had Thunderbirds, Raptors (Ford trucks), plus many other models that came out to support SAMC and Dare to Love. Many thanks to Alamo City Stangs, the S550's, and all the other clubs that participated and helped out. The Kid's Choice award was one of the highlights of the day we had so many kids participating. I think my Bumble Bear in the back seat of my car helped me win the Kid's Choice Award, but I'm not complaining. All in All, a great day for showing off our cars, having some cruises, and we even had the San Antonio Police Department doing VIN etching. Thanks again to all who showed up, and especially all the volunteers helping in various areas.

Lone Star Mustang & Ford Round-Up

Alamo Heights Optimist Club Open Car Show
SAMC members came out in force for this show put on by the Optimist Club and Alamo City Stangs. And did we clean up in the awards. Bea Kalinowski, Becky Dowda and Steve Garcia won Class Awards for their cars, Cathy Nelson won Best in Class for her car, and although they brought their Corvettes out, Traci Tate and David Gunnoe also won awards for their cars. All in all, it was a great show, with lots of cars decorated for Halloween and giving out candy to all the kids that attended. Looking forward to next year's show.

Alamo Heights Optimist Car Show

by  Bea Kallnowski  

Rolling Oaks Mall Cruise In
Some photos from the most recent SAMC monthly Rolling Oaks Mall Cruise In, held on the 4th Saturday of each month. Click on the button for photos.

Rolling Oaks Mall Cruise In

Mustang Week in Sturgis
San Antonio Mustang Club members traveled to South Dakota to participate in Mustang Week in Sturgis. Leading the pack were club president Paul Woeppel and club secretary Traci Tate. Traci took a few pictures and if you would like to see some of their travels to and from Sturgis, as well as a few of the Mustang rally itself, click on the button.

Mustang Week at Sturgis

Houston Space Center 

San Antonio Mustang Club members traveled to the Houston Area for a weekend of fun and learning. The trip included a day at a near by Amusement Park. Sunday included the tour of the Houston Space Center which include the Apollo capsule from moon mission Apollo 11. They are 106 photos to view for those members that missed out on this great trip. Click on button to view pictures.

Houston Space Center