Dean has been a member of the RCMC for 5 years. He currently drives a sweet 66. Dean has owned 12 Mustangs throughout his life. He had a 2010 GT that he traded in for a Mini Cooper. He took the Mini to Birmingham to get serviced when he saw the 66 sitting outside of someone’s house. He did a U-turn and tada, Dean ended up with it. I guess it’s fitting because his first Mustang was also a 66 Coupe he bought in Europe from a nurse in Heidelberg. Dean also found a 69 Mach 1 on the side of the autobahn in Germany. He called a tow truck and they told him if no one claimed it in 90 days then he could get it. No one claimed it and Dean ended up with a 69 Mach 1.
One of his favorites he said was a 68 Bullitt that belonged to a friend from Vietnam. It took him a year to restore it.
Dean spent 22 ½ years in the Army before he retired. He met Liz here in Huntsville, and he has two kids. He said one of his fondest moments with a Mustang was taking his 2 kids to the Internal Theater in Germany in an American Muscle Car. (the movie they went to see was Star Wars)
This is the first time we have done a Member Spotlight, and it is fitting for Dean to be the very first. He has done so much for the Club. The last two May shows we have had a venue because Dean found them :) If you have had the pleasure of being around Dean, you know he has never met a stranger. He also has many sayings. One of my favorites “There are Leaders, Followers, and the ones who fall behind. Which do you want to be?”