View Full Version : Mid-America Mustang Cruise at Bob Evans Ford -- Orlando, FL -- June 13, 2009

05-03-2009, 06:34 AM
I would like to extend an invitation to all Saleen owners/enthusiasts for a gathering of cars on June 13, 2009. Mid-Florida Mustang is having a cruise at the Bob Evans at 385 State Road 436 in Fern Park(Orlando), Fl 32730 from 6:00-9:30pm. It typically attracts about 100 cars.

I am the Florida rep for Saleen Club of America(SCOA), but am setting up this gathering for members of SCOA, SOEC, and owners/enthusiasts that don't belong to either.

I have lived in Florida for 6 years and have tired of going to car shows, cruises, and events only to be surrounded by Roushs. I am doing this because I enjoy the cars and to help promote the Saleen hobby as a whole. If I get a head count, I will coordinate everyone parking together. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you.

05-06-2009, 09:50 AM
Any Florida Saleen owners?

05-09-2009, 01:24 PM
I think there are a few owners on the forum in around FL. Send a PM, we'll see what we can dig up.

05-11-2009, 02:00 AM
If you are a unable to make the June 13th event , feel free to post in here also. I will be setting up more events in the future and would appreciate any ideas or locations that are closer to owners. Thank you.

05-11-2009, 01:28 PM
I will be there, let me know if there is anything Spencer Performance Inc. can do to help you out. Finally... someone trying to get the Saleen crowd together.

05-11-2009, 04:19 PM
I am moving to Tampa in about two months, so after that I am pretty open

05-11-2009, 06:15 PM
Spencerperformance- Thanks for the offer. The best thing you can do to help is to let other Saleen owners/enthusiasts know about the event. This is hopefully the first of many Saleen events possible because of the Saleen community working together.

usnis0922- Just keep an eye on the events board here or shoot me a pm when you hit Tampa. There is an event in October that is down near Tampa. I will post it when I have all the info. I am going to try to move the events to get some local to everyone. Thanks.

05-11-2009, 07:00 PM
I am interested in coming on June 13th. What do I need to do to RSVP? Hope to see many Saleen owners there!


05-12-2009, 12:26 AM
You just need to tell me that you are coming. I will arrange to have spaces set aside for the Saleens that say they are coming. Right now I have 10 rsvps with a month to go. Can't wait!

05-12-2009, 07:29 AM
I will be there Bob!!!
Asst Rep
Chuck Marhafer
Tampa area

05-12-2009, 09:22 AM
Sounds good Chuck.

05-12-2009, 11:47 AM
Anything going on this weekend in the Orlando area?

05-12-2009, 10:14 PM
There are two events this weekend in Orlando. Murry's Speed and Custom is having a show on Sunday. Last years show had 250 cars. Saturday is the downtown Deland show. They close the streets and have the show in the middle of the town. Are you going to be in Orlando this weekend?

05-14-2009, 12:01 PM
I was going to take a trip up this weekend but my wife is not feeling well. I do plan to make it up for the weekend of June 13th.

05-14-2009, 12:18 PM
I look forward to meeting you the weekend of 6/13. Hope your wife feels better. Take care.

05-14-2009, 01:14 PM
Thanks Bob

05-14-2009, 09:08 PM
I'm in the UK now but I should be back in July for my sons B'day. I will try to be there.

05-14-2009, 11:40 PM
I don't have any plans for a July event. Email me when you know you'll be in town and I'm sure a couple of us can get together for a cruise or something. Take care.

05-16-2009, 08:44 PM
New update: If all goes well, we might get to see an SMS Challenger. It is do to be delivered to its' new owner at the end of May. Can't wait!

05-19-2009, 10:09 AM
I'm in Viera/Melbourne area and will be attending. Can you save a space for me, or let me know what else I need to do to attend.


05-19-2009, 04:49 PM
That's all I need to know. I will add you to the rsvp list. Now there are 12 Saleens that have confirmed.

05-26-2009, 03:34 AM
Come on Floridians, let's show off our Saleens! It would be great to have 20 Saleens at the event.

05-31-2009, 06:38 AM
We have less than two weeks until the meet in Orlando. Make sure you have 6/13 marked on your calendars! Let's get Saleens active in the Sunshine state.

06-01-2009, 07:51 AM
Hi Bob -

I just stumbled across the notification ... right now, I'm penciling in that night and will try to make the drive from Tampa to O-town with my S-121. I think I might be the only representative of the Saleen Focus crowd if I can make it...but, would be nice to see any of the others that are in Florida show up.


06-01-2009, 08:33 AM
I will be there with my Saleen. 02-039 S281-E

06-01-2009, 11:07 AM
Sounds great! Look forward to seeing you both there.

06-03-2009, 10:00 PM
Sorry but I will have to decline. My car will be in the shop due to some unexpected problems. Keep me informed of future events as i do look forward to attending.

06-07-2009, 02:12 AM
The event is less than 7 days away and will be rain or shine. If it does rain, the meet spot will stay the same and we will drive from there to a local eating establishment to enjoy the food and talk Saleens. Can't wait to meet everyone and hopefully see their Saleens. See you on 6/13.

Greg Wackett
06-08-2009, 11:56 AM
Wish you the best of luck on the show and a clear day.

06-08-2009, 08:42 PM
Thanks, Greg.

Greg Wackett
06-10-2009, 12:10 PM
You should invite Brian Black from Blacks automotive. He is down in that area.

06-10-2009, 02:28 PM
He says he is coming with a true blue vert and has been getting the word out to his customers.

Greg Wackett
06-10-2009, 02:52 PM
cool, sounds like it will be fun.

06-10-2009, 08:10 PM
3 days to go! I will be there before 5:30 to start parking. There is no reserved parking, it is 1st come 1st serve. Feel free to show early. Hope to see you all there.

06-12-2009, 11:28 AM
Tomorrow is the day. Weather looks to be best you can get for Florida this time of year. See you tomorrow.

Greg Wackett
06-12-2009, 11:33 AM
Hope the weather holds out and you have agood turn out, sounds like a fun time.

06-13-2009, 12:04 PM
Thanks Greg.

06-13-2009, 01:26 PM
I'm still planning on the drive over... Looking forward to it, actually.


06-13-2009, 03:44 PM
Sounds good.

06-14-2009, 07:38 AM
I'm still planning on the drive over... Looking forward to it, actually.


I hope you had a decent turn out, Bob. Sorry I didn't make it in the end. :frown:

I didn't realize it was a 112 mile trip (google maps estimated 2 hours 6 minutes drive time) :eek: so, when I was finished doing the things I needed to get done, it was after 5:30...when the event is entitled "cruise", I could only imagine my making the trek, arriving around 7:30, and finding no one at Bob Evans, since everyone had left to cruise the area. Yes, I've never done one of these things before.

My lesson learned here is to check the travel distance up front. I know I can make it to Orlando in about 90ish minutes. The actual location was beyond Orlando.

I hope to make it to any other future events, perhaps they could be a little more central? Lakeland would be great for me, but even Kississimme area would be less daunting.

If this wasn't an actual leave Bob Evans cruise around the area event, call the it a "Meet and Greet"? Or post more details on what to expect if you come with a rough time table. Maybe a contact number for you could have helped me decide to go ahead and drive over.

Just suggestions, Bob, not criticisms. Even though I didn't make it, I do appreciate your effort at coordinating this. Having done similar meet and greet gathering for a different hobby, I know how much effort goes into this. That feeling you get when you sit at the designated gathering spot, alone, until the first attendees begin to trickle in.

Again, thanks for the work, and I hope things work out that I can make it next time. :redface:


06-14-2009, 07:43 AM
Well, had typical Florida weather at the meet last night. Had about 40 minutes of rain at the beginning then everything was fine. Still had 6 Saleens brave the weather. There was a red 90 hatch, my blue 91 vert, a red S351, an 03 yellow speedster, a true blue vert, and a 03(?) black extreme speedster. Because of the near rain out, I am going to try this again on July 11th at the same location.

06-17-2009, 12:15 PM
Here are some pics from the event.

06-17-2009, 09:16 PM
Looks like a nice selection of Saleens Bob! Even with rain, a great turn-out! :smile:

July 11th here you come.

06-18-2009, 06:49 AM
Thanks. I am pretty happy with the turnout considering the weather. After the 7/11 event, I have two other events In the planning stages in different parts of the state. The 7/11 meet is going to be a longer event for the people driving a distance. It needs to be worth the 2 hour drive to get more people to show. I will start a new post this weekend with the info.