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Thanks to you, CAD 2014 was a HUGE success!

Thanks to you, CAD 2014 was a HUGE success!

Every year, we hope to see Customer Appreciation Day get bigger and better, and, every year, our customers never cease to amaze us.

CAD 2014 featured 428 beautiful Mustangs, Focus STs and Fiesta STs and another $30,000 donation to our favorite charity, and we couldn't have been happier.

The weather for Customer Appreciation Day was absolutely picture perfect this year and, by 7:00 a.m., there were already a few Mustangs in the lot. By 9:00 a.m., the official start time, most of our parking lots were nearly packed and more show cars continued to pour in. By the time it was all said and done, more than 400 Mustangs stopped by, along with a small handful of EcoBoosts.

CAD 2014

Hundreds of spectators also came by and, as always, dozens of activities kept everyone happy. Not only did we have over 400 cars to check out, but CJ's famous prize wheel was fully stocked and everyone went away with a cool prize, from hats and stickers to some nice t-shirts. The Kids Zone was back, too, with a blow up house that dozens of kids enjoyed throughout the day. If visitors were hungry, you could grab two meals at CAD, starting with juice/coffee and donuts for breakfast and hot dogs, PB&J, and water/tea/lemonade for lunch. We also had free tours of the facility throughout the day that many took advantage of.

However, the two highlights of the day for us are always the popular vote car show and the donation to the Four Diamonds Fund.

This year, with the new EcoBoost category, we had 16 total winners, including an overall Best of Show. Each one received a trophy in a presentation at the end of the event. The Best of Show and First Place winners for each category are listed below:

Best of Show - 2004 Mustang Roush Coupe

Best of Show: 2004 Mustang Roush coupe owned by Barry & Cathy Klunk
(we incorrectly posted the wrong car on our social media sites - this is the correct Best of Show winner)

First Place, Early Model Mustang

Early Model Mustang First Place: 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 owned by Melissa & Denny Aungst

Fox Body Mustang First Place winner

Fox Body Mustang First Place: 1991 Ford Mustang 5.0 owned by Carlene Warner

First Place, SN95 Mustang

SN95 Mustang First Place: 2002 Ford Mustang GT owned by Calvin Atwell III

First Place, Present Model Mustang

Present Model Mustang First Place: 2005 Ford Mustang GT convertible owned by Dennis Snyder

EcoBoost Class First Place Winner

EcoBoost Class First Place: 2014 Ford Focus ST owned by Trevor Jackson

Throughout the day, volunteers from our local chapter of the Four Diamonds Fund were hosting a number of activities to raise even more funds to help kids with cancer. They sold t-shirts, collected donations in the food line and even walked around collecting donations. When all was said and done, $30,000 was donated to The Four Diamonds Fund in the check presentation at the end of the day.

CAD check presentation to The Four Diamonds Fund

Thank You!

Without you, our loyal customers, we couldn't have even had this event. It's your enthusiasm, participation and constant support that's made this event so successful for the last 14 years, and a car show unlike any other. THANK YOU!!

We also couldn't manage to put on an event like Customer Appreciation Day without the support of the entire CJ Pony Parts team. Many CJ's employees put in some long hours and did a lot of hard work to plan and prepare for the event. The Four Diamonds chapter from Central Dauphin High School has also been an integral part of CAD for many years now, and each of their volunteers were key in helping us prepare for the event and supporting the event throughout the day. There were also many others who helped out behind the scenes, and we're extremely appreciative of their efforts. These individuals and organizations include:

- Huffy the Clown (entertainer/sound equipment)
- Glenn Hill (DJ/announcer)
- West Hanover Fire Dept./Fire Police

We hope you had as great of a time at CAD 2014 as we did, and we can't thank you enough for all of your support. We're positive that many more amazing Customer Appreciation Day events are in our future, and we can't wait to see you next year at CAD 2015!

Some of the 428 Mustangs at CAD 2014



Were there any Mustangs attending from Canada?

Hi Ken: Not sure, honestly. We have in the past, but I, personally, didn't notice any this year - they may have been in other lots than the one I was stationed in.

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