March Featured Club Member

Dave Hassen

I have been married to my wife, Michele, for 36 years and we have 3 grown children. We have enjoyed going to cruisin's, car shows and car museums through the years with our family. It also has been fun finding & purchasing various muscle cars since I was a teen.

I first joined the NCMFCO when a friend of mine, Eric Kauffmann, (who has also worked on some of our cars), told me about a Ford Club that he belonged to and suggested I think about joining. We have met so many great people through this club and made some long lasting friendships. I enjoy all the events the club has to offer and always look forward to participating.

I have attached pictures of the cars we currently own which include 4 Fords and 2 Mopars: (Fun fact: Three of the cars below were selected to be photographed in the Matco Tool calendars )

-2011 Shelby GT500 SVT Convertible

-1967 Shelby GT500 - Interesting story - This car was purchased from a guy in upper Michigan who owned it since the early 70's. He almost lost possession of it as he had put license plates on it from a van, he got picked up and the car was impounded. Since a 67 Shelby has both a Ford VIN and Shelby serial #, the courts were confused and thought something was suspicious. It cost him $10,000, two attorneys and he paid to get the guy for the 67 Shelby registry flown there from Washington to verify the car was legit and a correct original. So I look forward to getting the car out this year as it was recently painted.

-1969 Shelby GT350 - This is one of the muscle cars featured in the 2017 Matco Tool calender.

-1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback K Code - I am in the process of restoring this one and it still needs paint.

- 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda - It is featured in the 2016 Matco Tool calender.

- 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A - It is also featured in the 2016 Matco Tool calender.

Dave Hassen