Mustang Club draws crowd to Ray Varner Ford

Sandra ClarkPowell

The Tennessee Valley Mustang Club drew 60-plus vehicles to the Ray Varner Ford dealership last weekend for its annual fall show and pony ride. The board of directors gave it multiple thumbs up at its meeting Oct. 24 at Puleo’s on Cedar Lane. Doug Loveday is the president.


Discussion at the board meeting centered on a fourth show, set for April 7 in Knoxville. The club donates proceeds from its Travis Wegener Memorial Car Show in August to the Powell Business & Professional Association to support beautification and community improvements in Powell. To date, the club has contributed approximately $12,000 – $4,000 per year for three years.

1963 Ford Falcon owned by Roger McCarter.

Ray Varner Ford was an ideal spot for the October show, which drew a healthy crowd of onlookers. Lunch and commemorative T-shirts were sold.

The Travis Wegener 2007 Ford Mustang GT was on display. The car is now owned by Travis’s mom, Cindy Wegener.

Tennessee Valley Mustang Club supports four area charities: Children’s Hospital, Second Harvest Food Bank, 4-H clubs and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Knoxville.

Officers include Loveday, vice president Gregg Lane, treasurer Chris Blair, secretary Sean Metz, membership Hope Heath, Mustang Club of America chair Larry Saffles and car show chair Renee Wiederspan.

1966 Ford Mustang owned by Gary and Terese Ogg

1932 Ford Coupe owned by Donnie Paul

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