MUSTANGS OF MASSACHUSETTS
Kevin Dostie joined Mustangs of Massachusetts in 2014 as a "Fun Ford" member with his 2013 Taurus SHO and is member #242 Kevin lives in Chicopee with his wife and 2 sons. He assumed the role of regional lead at the beginning of the 2018 season and is working on new activities as well as bringing back some old favorites. He now resides as President of the club. Kevin is an avid automotive enthusiast and has owned several Mustangs including a 2001 Steeda built Gt and his current 2015 Roush RS2
Brad Lucas, a lifelong MA native and third generation Mustang enthusiast who grew up in Western MA, is currently working on a ‘66 Coupe restomod project. He recently sold his ‘92 foxbody LX convertible to make room in his stable for a ‘67 S code convertible. His ‘66 was gifted to him by his Grandfather when he was just 15 years old, as a “father and son” project.
His mustang love affair began with his grandfather who bought a ‘67 coupe brand new off the showroom floor. They were selling quickly he recalled, and it was equipped with a 289 V8, power steering, power front disc brakes, auto, painted in highland green, black standard interio. It had a rare front bench seat option aftermarket air shocks in the rear. It was passed down to his father who owned it for ten years. It was too rusty from driving during harsh New England winters so he sold it and it is believed that the last owner had it scrapped. His Father also owned many first generation Mustangs including several convertibles but he always had fond memories of his first ‘67 mustang. Back then they were just considered used cars he said not anything special and desirable as they have become today…especially the fastbacks…he always talked about the ‘67.
His grandfather owned several foxbody’s after his retirement from the service. In the ‘90’s he would trade them in every two years for a brand new one. He still remembers the thrill of his very first ride in a foxbody with his Grandfather. His grandfather often got pulled over in his red foxbody GT.
His father was taught automotive shop classes from Mr. Halderman in Dayton, OH whose cousin was Gale Halderman the designer of the very first Mustang. Currently his father owns an ‘87 foxbody convertible and resides in FL.
He currently resides near Foxborough with his wife and two children. When he is not looking after his children he enjoys attending car shows, BassPro cruise nights, and parades with his ‘67. He is still working on getting his ‘66 back on the road piece by piece little by little as it is still a work in progress. It has evolved into a tasteful restomod including such things as a Holley Sniper EFI fuel injection, electronic ignition, suspension, and brake upgrades.
Alia Khalaf Houde has been a member of Mustangs of Massachusetts since 2013 and is member #129.5. She was recruited as the clubs treasurer as she knows her way around a balanced budget and spreadsheets. She enjoys being a passenger in her husband’s 2013 Mustang GT and learning about the facets of the Mustang world. She's located out of Southbridge, MA.
Ron Ayotte joined the club in the fall of 2013 and is member #0006. He then became Recording officer which he presently presides as and has been on the Board of Directors in the club since. Ron had his first ride in a Mustang in 1965 when a neighbor came home from the Army with a Mustang fastback and fell in love with the car. Ron is a retired Deputy Fire Chief and has a successful automotive detailing venture. He was won numerous awards for his Mustang (aka “the Mistress”) at shows and is willing to share advice about detailing to help other members keep their car looking awesome.
Bob Caras has Lived within a 15 mile radius all my his 75 years. He has 2 grown children. He Attended Wentworth Institute and Fitchburg State College. He was a Tool & Die Engineer till it all went away by 1980. Went into Commercial Fabricating business employing 40 people and started from scratch at 50 with Ledgerock Metal Fabricators addressing the exclusive high end housing and institutional market. Interests include MUSTANGS, fishing, boating, R/C airplanes and boats, metal sculpture, motorcycling..He just gave it up due to balance issues, trying to stay healthy, On the advisory board at Assabet and Minuteman vocational high schools, He collects vintage outboard motors, and early single cylinder engines. His objective going forward is to stay relevant as long as possible.
Ray Leccese and his wife joined in 2015 with their 2003 Mustang GT convertible . They Recently retired and purchased a 2018 GT convertible . He has been a car enthusiast since he was a young boy , He has been around autos at his Dad's auto repair business for 40 yrs which fueled his passion.
Bryan Mavel resides in Somerset, Massachusetts. He has been a member of MOM since 2013 and is member #81. He is an avid Mustang lover, but has a "sweet spot" for Foxbodies, particularly his foxbody, "Jade". He enjoys going to car shows and cruises wherever he can loves sharing his story about how he got Jade back after selling her back in 2017. Bryan is looking to gain a following throughout the Southcoast area and work at expanding MOM even greater!
Sarah Eldridge has been a MoM member since 2018 and is member #520. Her love of horses began as a child taking riding lessons then to owning two Thoroughbreds. Her current stable includes a 2013 Shelby, 2013 Boss 302 and 2019 EcoBoost Mustang. She graduated from Central Connecticut with a batchelors degree in Criminology. Originally from Connecticut, Sarah moved to Western MA with her husband in 2003. Besides her love of Mustangs she is an advocate for rescue/shelter animals. She is obsessed with her fur kids Ernie (Dalmatian) and Zoey (American Staffy)