Each year, the North East Tennessee Mustang Club hosts its annual open car show in Kingsport, Tennessee, to raise money for the American Patriots and Pastime Inc., a charitable organization that helps out Troops & Veterans in need with supplies & meals. NETMC President and APPI board member Tim Duncan and his group of faithful club members and volunteers do a great job each year in drawing a huge crowd to raise money for the troops.
With over 100 Mustangs on hand and close to 150 cars total, Tim and company were able to raise over $3,500 dollars for AP&PI. With the money raised, they will send care packages to troops over seas as well as feed local homeless veterans and assist with Toys For Tots each Christmas.
Tim tells us that it costs approximately $16 to ship a box overseas. In the past five years, he estimates they have shipped over 750 boxes to different areas of the world!
This year they show greatly reduced the number of awards, or “dust collectors” as Tim calls them. He wanted to be able to contribute as much money to the cause as possible. This makes getting an award here even more special. With just a Top 20, seven specialty awards, and a Best Of Show up for grabs, winning an award here against this stiff field of Mustangs was surely something special!