MICHAEL J. LEBAR - Car Show Mapping & Ballotting Director
Michael J. Lebar has been a BCMCer since August 2001 and a board member since January 2002. Presently, he is on the Car Show Committee and is also responsible for maintaining both the monthly board and general meeting agendas. Michael was the acting club secretary from April 2002 through December 2002. He is the proud owner of an extensively modified Mustang Cobra and a personalized 2001 Mustang Bullitt GT. At the 2003 Just Show'n Off Show, the Cobra placed third in the Cobra Coupe class. It was pictured in the April 2006 issue of 5.0 Mustang and the January/February 2005 issue of SVT Enthusiast. The Bullitt placed second at QM9 and third at QM7 in the Bullitt class. It was pictured in the August 2002 issue of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords. Other Mustangs Michael has previously owned include a 1992 Mustang GT and a 1984 Mustang GT. Michael is a senior engineer at a major aerospace company. He enjoys taking his Cobra to the track so he can "speed legally". Additionally, he collects artwork such as animation cells, paintings, and photographs. What Michael enjoys most about BCMC is getting together with fellow motor heads to talk about cars - how to modify them, make them look better, and go faster, especially on the track. He also likes attending all the events, including car shows and cruises. President's Note: Michael's help with show balloting & mapping is invaluable!
BRUCE NICKENS - Founder, Car Show Committee
Bruce Nickens, member 003, is one of the club’s founders. He has been an active member of the club for the past decade. His service has included being vice president and sergeant-at-arms. Bruce has owned many Mustangs over the years. His first car was a new 1974 Mustang. Currently, he has three Mustangs, including a 1989 Mustang LX 5.0 convertible, a 1985 Mustang SVO convertible, and a 1965 Mustang fastback. Bruce says, "I’m very proud of this club and what we have done. I tell everyone that will listen. I’m looking forward to many more years in this great club!"
PHIL OBERT - Treasurer; Tech Support
Phil Obert, member 190, has been a BCMCer since 1999 and a board member since 2000, serving as treasurer. Phil has a 2005 legend lime Mustang GT convertible and a 1998 Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition. Prior his current rides, Phil had a 1984 Mustang SVO after what he refers to as his "dark past" when he drove "vehicles with little bow ties on them.". Phil works in the computer industry.
JON SCHULTZ - President; Founder
Jon Schultz, along with 13 co-founding members, started BCMC June 1996 with the goal of creating a club for everyone - daily drivers, weekend racers, and hardcore fanatics. He has been elected president every year since the club's inception. Jon owns a 2003 Azure Blue Mustang Mach 1 that he followed down the line at the Dearborn Assembly Plant in Detroit, as well as a 1967 Mustang Coupe that is his masterpiece in progress. He is the mastermind of highly successful events such as SUPERCRUISE, Mustangs Wings & Wheels, and the granddaddy of them all Mustangs at the Queen Mary. Jon is very proud of the fact that club membership has resulted in countless friendships and at least two marriages. Furthermore, he is thrilled with the amount of charity work that the BCMC performs - from the annual holiday toy drive and subsequent delivery of presents to children in hospitals on Christmas day to special events for members in need. When Jon's not busy with BCMC, he turns his attention to his own Mustang apparel, gift & parts business (www.mach1fun.com) specializing in everything Mustang. Jon loves spending time with his girlfriend Pam, a relationship kindled by BCMC, and his puppy Shelby, the club's mascot. His vision for the future of BCMC is to continue to attract new members while entertaining current members by producing superior-quality, high-energy events and shows that appeal to the Mustang lover in us all. UPDATE: Jon proposed to (BCMC Office Manager) Pam Magdaleno on 12/16/06 in front of the 150 atttendees of the BCMC Holiday Party. Pam said yes....
RICK WILLSON - Founder, Secretary
Rick Willson, member 002, has been a BCMCer since July 1996 and is one of the club's founders. Rick wanted a club that respected each and every member equally for who they are and what they drive, especially if it’s an "under-popular"car like an early 6-cylinder or a Mustang II. To date, he feels that objective has been met. Rick has had a re-occurring role as a board member with his most recent service beginning January 2006. He is primarily responsible for supporting car shows by providing parking coordination. Rick has a 1965 Mustang factory stock coupe with a 6-cylinder. At QM9, he took third place in the factory stock class and at QM8 he took second place. Rick is a manufacturing planner for a composite aerospace company. An avid do-it-yourselfer, Rick never seems to have enough time to work on his car. Aileen, his wife of 20 years, supports all the time he spends with his car and the club. She, along with their three children, respect Rick’s need for involvement, even if they do not fully understand his attraction for his old Mustang.
EDDIE VILLANUEVA - Vice President
Eddie Villanueva, member number 777, has been a BCMCer since 2006. He was elected to the board in January 2007. Eddie has a 1965 Mustang 289 coupe, which board member Rick Wilson says falls into the "INDY" car class, or in other words "I'm not done yet!" Eddie says his primary reason for joining BCMC was because of his restoration project. However, he's discovered that the club has so much more to offer. "The members are this clubs greatest assests," he said. "I joined to get more information on how to restore my Mustang and evryone I've spoken with has been more than happy to help me out. There's such a wealth of knowledge and camaraderie. I've belonged to several other clubs over the years, but none run as efficiently or as friendly as BCMC and I'm proud to be a member."