The Man behind the Pony - Phil Clark
© Holly Clark, Wolfgang Kohrn - 2005, Last update 12th July 2007
Sponsors and Supporters
MUSTANGS PLUS ALSO OFFERS HOLLY's BOOK I 'FINDING MY FATHER THE MAN BEHIND THE PONY'
Flexa Lite (www.flex-a-lite.com)
Virgina Classic Mustang Inc. (www.vamustang.com)
Summit Racing Equipment (www.summitracing.com)
Laurel Mountain Mustangs (www.laurelmountainmustang.com)
National Parts Depot (www.npdlink.com)
Year One Restoration and Performance (www.yearone.com)
California Mustang (www.cal-mustang.com)
Competition Cams (www.compcams.com)
The Paddock Inc. (www.paddockparts.com)
Master Power Brakes LLC (www.mpbrakes.com)
Larrys Thunderbird And Mustang (www.larrystbird.com)
Old World Industries (www.oldworldind.com)
TTommys Trophies FOR: METAL DASH PLAQUES $5.00 EACH:
Limited Supply: KidOfPonyMaker@aol.com)
David Clark, Phil Clark's Brother AWARD Donations/All Calling of Sponsors! THANKS DAVE!
Red's Track Service RedAtTracks@aol.com THE BEST NHRA and IHRA Track Prep Guy on the drag strip
RUSS KINTZ, Car Show Coordinator and Board member/Phil Clark Foundation
Scott Drake Enterprises (www.scottdrake.net)
PEROGIE ENTERPRISES (www.perogie.com)
DALLAS MUSTANG, ( A special Thank you to Haden & Jason www.dallasmustang.com)
Classic Tube (www.classictube.com)
THE HERRING FAMILY AND GULF (email@example.com)
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO LEWIS
AND NATALIE of the OLD CORNER GULF
The Hillsboro (Texas) Chamber of Commerce (www.hillsborochamber.org)
Stainless Steel Brakes www.ssbrakes.com
Tarlton House Bed and Breakfast (www.1895tarltonhouse.com)
We would like to give a special Thank you to the HILLSBORO Sponsor's of the Show:
- The Herring Family (www.Lakeshitneyrealty.com)
- Old Corner Gulf & George Herring (OldCornerGulf@yahoo.com)
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, for the use of the Depot
A Tisket A Tasket. 254-582-3807 71 N Waco St Hillsboro TX 76645-2145
WILD-HOG GRAPHICS (www.hogwildgraphics.com)
A special thank you to WolfgangG for the www.ponysite.de
and to www.muscularmustangs.com
And to United Stangs and North Texas Mustang Club and everyone else who continues to support us!
And my son KYLE WALKER for making the Awards this year
This is Phils own Mustang emblem glued
to the clay model of the Mustang I.
ANNUAL PHIL CLARK STAMPEDE 2007
saw the Phil Clark Stampede in Hillsboro Texas.
We were invited last year by the Hillsboro Main Street Committee to have the PHIL CLARK STAMPEDE in Hillsboro Texas this year.
Hillsboro is a great small town! We were really excited to be a part of this historical town just south of Dallas Texas for the July 4th Freedom Festivities, as they go all out.
The Hillsboro REPORTER (www.hillsbororeporter.com) Newspaper, had write-ups leading up to the show for weeks before, and the turn-out to view the cars was awesome! What a supportive town!
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce (www.hillsborochamber.org) had a reception the night before (June 29, 2007), for HOLLY CLARK. Holly was presenting with a bouquet of flowers and Red roses of red/white/blue by the Herring family from the Old Gulf Station (firstname.lastname@example.org), the owners of an antique gas station and museum in Hillsboro.
During the reception, Holly presenting to all present, including many Mustang owners,Mustang lovers, a Mayor, and a Doctor or two, the story of her search for information about her father, and his illness, only to find the historical discovery of his instrumental influence in car design all over the world. Her discovery, as everyone now knows, was the deluge of artwork, letters, and journals, found in the attic of her grandmother's home in the 1980's. Of course the feature of the display was the original Mustang Emblem Design, in which the Phil Clark Mustang Stampede III Logo was made just for Hillsboro, Texas, Holly Clark also had a movie made from an original 8mm of Phil Clark drawing the Mustang with his own hand, his hands drawing the Mustang street version, and Phil Painting the Mustang Emblem drawing in 1962. The film left the viewers with open mouths, as the movie shows Clark's own hand creating all that is original Mustang, an his name is being signed to all these things with Mustang also on the paper. Clark's signature can be clearly seen on the frame of the movie with the Mustang, from 1962. Holly also froze this frame and others from Phil's home movies, and printed them for all to view.
Holly Clark was afforded an elegant stay at the TARLTON House (www.1985TarltonHouse.com) so that she could get plenty of rest for the show. The house was lovely! For more info, and photos of Holly's room, check out the Blog to the Left of the screen. Breakfast was served by David, and it was the best quiche I have ever had! What a luxury! Holly was truly princess for a day!
The day of the car show, as the Mustang/Ford only show started, they show-goers were able to have memorable pictures taken in front of the OLD CORNER GULF STORE where registration was. Everyone was treated to an original PHIL CLARK Mustang Emblem Dash Plaque of METAL as part of registration along with a goodie bag from the feature supporters of the show.
The kids enjoyed a scavenger hunt--well and so did the 'big kids'! What did they search for? You guessed it! Car Parts! It was a hoot!
The rain held out, and the awards were a special rendition of Phil Clark's original Logo design with the Red/White/Blue Bar as it was originally drawn by his 26 year old hand. Everyone loved their awards. You can win First and Award at any show, but only at THE PHIL CLARK Stampede, can you win a Phil Clark drawing special award. No one else has these to offer. Hillsboro, Texas did!
For those that weren't driving, the nearby 'pub's' offered cooling drinks, and great food. We believe business was booming for the businesses on the square with all the onlookers and the car show people themselves.
A special thank you to the prayer warriors that followed us from the San Antionio Show the week before and then came all the way the 100's of miles to be with us on this one too!
Another special thank you to each of the groups represented at the Phil Clark Stampede...and to the individuals! GUYS YOU ARE THE MUSTANG FAMILY!
The Phil Clark Family can not thank you enough from the bottom of our hearts for your support and dedication to this cause of getting the story out about THE MAN BEHIND THE PONY, and keeping Phil's dreams alive. Because of you, we continue on.
We were thankful that the rain didn't come until just after the awards, and we understand that many weren't able to come because of the severe flooding in the area in Texas in 2007. Amazing! Last year was a drought, this year was a flood.
As Russ said, could it rain for FOUR years in a row? Well in 2008, we will just have to see! Hope you will be with us then.
As the daughter of the man with the Spirit behind the Pony, I just feel that he is shedding tears for us, so that we know he is with us--though only in Spirit...and may His Spirit continue on through the year galloping on the front of your car, and in your hearts; Because 'The SPIRIT OF THE STANG IS THE MUSTANG OF THE PLAINS; Clark'.
Thank you for all your support,
The David Ash/Joe Oros Cougar concept car that made it
into the final Mustang 1964 1/2 was selected on 16th. August 1962 and soon after
David was requested ("sworn to secrecy" to change the name to Mustang
and change the emblems, as he points out in his Ford Benson research center
interview. That was after the sporty little coupe made its first appearances and
the word was spreach around about a new Mustang.
Mustangs on display from the Red River Classic Mustang club. They came to see Phil Clark memorabilia, designs and for the promotion of the book .
The Racefab Inc had nice memorabilia displays inside the then called CAR MUSEUM and certainly contributed a lot to the attractiveness of the event.
Holly and her 'adopted' daughter pose for a photo in Front of Chapman's Pharmacy,
Catrina is one of nine of Holly Clark's Foster Children.. (and one of the reasons Holly waited to raise them and her own son before pursuing her dream of FINDING HER FATHER).
More pictures of the
Stampede available from Joe Clemmons
It started in 1986, when Holly found papers in the attic of
Review of previous shows
Adressing the press and webzines:
on on the front cover of this mag http://www.jacksonvilleprogress.com/articles/2005/11/24/news/news01.txt