A Classic Car Club
with SOUL!!!
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MEMBER SPOT LIGHT

 

THE MAN THAT SHOOK HIS NEIGHBOR'S HAND

After the famous hand shake that started the Mount Vernon Classic Car Club, neighbor Willie “Joe” Brown went on a quest to find his own classic. The year was 1982. He searched high and low. Then one day he got a tip that there was a 1960 Ford Thunderbird for sale by a local Mount Vernon family.

He called to inquire about the automobile. The Andrews family, who owned the classic, insisted that he come by their place so they could meet and conduct an interview. That’s right folks I said “interview”.

The interview lasted about 2 to 3 hours. They grilled Joe Brown on everything from who would drive the car to what color socks he likes to wear. Even the family dog got in on the act by hollering and barking at Joe's every move. Finally, Mr. Andrews stopped the interview and asked him to put on his coat and take a ride. Joe said “where are we going?” Mr. Andrews responded “your place to see where you want to keep old gal”. As they left Mr Andrew's home you could hear that damn dog howling in the background again, “Oowwwwwooo!"

When they arrived at Joe’s home, Mr. Andrews quickly went to overlook the garage area. Once he was satisfied with what he saw he gave Joe the thumbs up. “I'm gonna give you my vote to buy old gal” said Mr. Andrews. "But, you understand she is like a part of our family. And I still have to convince my wife and kids to sell her to you....especially that damn dog!" Both men just laughed.

 

Mr. Andrews was able to convince his family to sale old gal to Joe. But, there was one condition. Joe had to promise to bring her back by their home after she was done. Of course Joe readily agreed.

After a couple of years of restoration work, Joe kept his promise. He hung his youngest daughter's baby shoes from the rear view mirror for luck. Then he drove old gal over to the Andrews home. The sight of old girl restored back to her glory brought tears of excitement to the Andrew family members. Even their dog ran around in circles, barking and hollering with excitement.

So there you go folks another story on the beginnings of the Mount Vernon Classic Car Club of New York. Owwwoooooooooooooooo!!...
Shut up...Damn Crazy Dog!

 

 

 

Mount Vernon Classic Car Club of New York, is a social, non-profit club for classic car enthusiast. The club was founded in 1983 by residents from the South side of Mount Vernon who love restoring and cruising in classic automobiles.

Founding Members are Frank Pringle, Willie "Joe" Brown, Nate Pringle, Johnny Rivers, Leroy Hodges, Mathew Smallwood, George Williams, Nate Smalls,  Lee Pringle, Samuel Smalls, Ben Williams*, Herbert Pringle*, Waymon Perry* & Ernie Oliver*.

Full Members: Frank Pringle, Willie "Joe" Brown, Nate Pringle, Johnny Rivers, Leroy Hodges, Mathew Smallwood, George Williams, Nate Smalls, Lee Pringle, Samuel Smalls, Walter Blacknall, Willie Brown Jr, Godfrey Coward, James "Doc" Williams, Kimberly David James and David Jones,

Associate Members: Jeff Anderson, Martha "Poo" Pringle, Curt Tomas, Rick Frazier, Clifton "Shaggy Dog" Cooper, David " Blue" Handy, Stuart Barksdale, Sean Lomax, Johnathan Moody, Noel "CJ" Bryan, Ben Dawson, Mike "Shaft" Henderson, Leroy Palmer, Ken Creary. Michael Horton & Fred Brownlee

Honorary Members: Dennis James, Terry Sutton & James "Bruce" Ramsey

Officers: President - Willie Brown Jr

                   Vice President - Godfrey Coward

                   Treasurer - Willie "Joe" Brown

                   Business Administrator - Walter Blacknall

                   Asst Treasurer - Johnny Rivers

 

Membership
Club membership is for Mount Vernon, Westchester County residence or anyone who has a passion for classic automobiles.

 

Cars

Our goal is simply to bring back the fond memories of yesteryear by participating in parades, cookouts, BBQs, weddings, fairs, car shows, cruise nights and charity events with our classic vehicles.

People

Our members are just "simple down home" folks who have a love and passion for classic automobiles, community, peace & soul!

Music

Our club is not only about classic vehicles and its members but we are about the music of that era. The music called Soul Music that fueled the passions of the people during the 60s and 70s.

Invitation

So if you like classic automobiles, simple down home folks and good music,"that sweet SOUL music" then come on down to one of our events and hang out with the Mount Vernon Classic Car Club for a minute.

Contact us today to request more information about our family-oriented classic car club.