Mustang Week Project Car


Active Member
Apr 18, 1999
Gretna Va

The Mustang Week Staff would like to announce a major project for the 2009 Mustang Week event. In February of 2009 the Staff lost one of our own with the passing of Bill Jones. Bill was an integral part of Mustang Week. The success of Mustang Week is due in part to Bill’s knowledge and experience. We began entertaining ideas of what we might do either this spring or during Mustang Week in Bill’s honor. Staff member Mike Clay brought forth the idea that we feel Bill would have most appreciated. Bill was the type of person that constantly went out of his way to help someone out. Anyone that spent time around Bill knew and experienced his generous nature. He was quick to help someone make something or a situation better. Keeping with this theme, we have selected a deserving fellow Mustang enthusiast to have their car cleaned up and modified in Bill’s honor. The opportunity to do this presented itself in the parking lot after Bill’s funeral. We have chosen the 1995 Mustang GT convertible owned by Joel Gilchrist. Joel goes by “Rev’s 5.0” here on the Mustang Week website and other sites. He is the pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Wentworth, NC, just north of Greensboro. Joel puts together and resides over the annual Mustang Week Worship Service the Sunday after all the big events and last year the youth group from his church volunteered their time to pick up trash and clean the parking lots at the mall after both the Car Show and Cruise In. The youth group will be back helping in 2009. Joel also reached out in a big way by being with Bill’s family while Bill was in the hospital and then resided over and preached Bill’s funeral service after his passing. We strongly feel that Joel exemplifies the moral character that Bill Jones lived by. We will reveal Rev’s updated Stang at the Meet-N-Greet at Planet Hollywood, on July 21st during this years Mustang Week event. We already have a few very gracious sponsors lined up to help us with this project. Those already participating are listed below. We will continue to provide “sneak peak “ details as we move closer to this reveal and look forward to this project in honor of our great friend and colleague. We really think Bill would feel we made a wise choice for the recipient and be very proud of this project.

Curent Sponsors Participating:
American Muscle
Choice Collision
Redline Tuning LLC
Holcomb Motorsports
Silver Horse Racing
Fore Precision Works
Pro Tech Detaling
Grand Design Mat
CJ Pony Parts
Mustangs Unlimited
Dragon run group
Bad Mustangs Club
Cruizin Concepts
Southeastern Foxbodies
Pypes Exhaust
TMI Classic Automotive Interiors
Stage 3 Motorsports
MPS Auto Salvage
JLT Performance

Project contributors
Doug Winterstine
Rusty & Donna Richardson
Patrick Murphy
Charles, Wesley and Janet Daniel

If you would like to particpate or make a donation towards the completion of this project please contact Staff member Mike Clay. PayPal [email protected]
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