The CPMC is a nonprofit organization, established to provide and promote interest in the Ford Mustang and other automobiles. We share technical information, sources for parts and services needed, and general knowledge about the Mustang. The idea for a Mustang club to be located in Elizabeth City originated in late 1995 when Jack Trueblood asked Bob and Scott Suermann what it would take to begin a Mustang club in the area. Together they compiled a list of people who they knew were interested in Ford Mustangs, and would possibly be interested in the formation of a local Mustang club. After contacting these people a few informal meetings were held a Carolina Classics Auto Restoration to exchange ideas about forming a local club and what purpose it would serve.
In 1996, the club was formed by a small group of Mustangers who wanted to share their interest in Mustangs with others. As a result of those informal meetings, a set of bylaws were created and a name established, giving birth to Elizabeth City's first Mustang club, better known as the Chrome Pony Mustang Club. Since that time, our club has been actively seeking new members while participating in numerous local parades, car shows, and events in the promotion of the Ford Mustang. In February 1998, after meeting all of the requirements, the club was recognized as a Chartered Regional Group of the Mustang Club of America (MCA).
We have participated in events such as Riverspree, Christmas parades, Southgate Mall Motor fair, and have co-sponsored car shows with local Ford and other car dealers. In 1999, we attended the 35th anniversary of the Mustang at Lowe's Motor Speedway, and many of us took the opportunity to drive our Mustangs on the track. In 2004, we participated in the 40th anniversary in Nashville and were among the first to see the new 2005 Mustang.
Our car shows have raised money to benefit local charities, such as Albemarle Hopeline, Albemarle Food Bank, Cystic Fibrosis, SPCA, volunteer fire departments, Kids First, and many other worthy groups.
In addition to community involvement, our group enjoys cruises, fellowship, and sharing the spirit of the Mustang with anyone who will listen to us. Our annual Christmas party is a celebration of the past year's events.
If you are interested in joining a group of Mustang and other car enthusiasts, even if you don't own a Mustang, we invite you to visit us at our next meeting. The CPMC meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM at Hall Ford in Elizabeth City NC.
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