Event: CJPP Customer Appreciation Day

CJPP Customer Day Featured

Ponying Up

CJ Pony Parts celebrates it customers with a charitable show

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of CJ Pony Parts

Businesses come and go, but you don’t keep revving your engines after 30 years unless you appreciate the people that keep your doors open. About halfway into its 30 years in the automotive business, CJ Pony Parts decided to throw a party for its patrons.

CJ Pony Parts was born 30 years ago, and for the last 14 years the company has celebrated the people that kept it going—its customers—with a Customer Appreciation Day.
CJ Pony Parts was born 30 years ago, and for the last 14 years the company has celebrated the people that kept it going—its customers—with a Customer Appreciation Day.

That event is the company’s annual Customer Appreciation Day, which has run consecutively for the last 14 years. The most recent CJPP CAD took place this past Saturday from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. It was open to owners of all Mustangs, Focus STs, Fiesta STs, and EcoBoost F-150s, as those are the Ford vehicles that CJ Pony Parts caters to.

Besides thanking its customers, CJPP uses the Customer Appreciation Day to give back to those in need. In recent years they have contributed significant monetary donations to The Four Diamonds Fund. Its purpose is curing childhood cancer, and the fund helps children treated by the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Since 1972 the fund has helped 3,300 children and their families, and 100 new families receive assistance each year.

Want a big crowd at your event? Do it CJPP-style. The company celebrates its customers in style with be free entry, free food, free prizes, and great discounts. To top it off, they donate all proceeds from the show, like premium parking fees, to charity.  That’s an automotive day out that you can feel good about.
Want a big crowd at your event? Do it CJPP-style. The company celebrates its customers in style with be free entry, free food, free prizes, and great discounts. To top it off, they donate all proceeds from the show, like premium parking fees, to charity. That’s an automotive day out that you can feel good about.

All income from the show goes to this fund, and show-goers contribute by purchasing Premium Parking, buying a CAD T-shirt, participating in charity auctions, or by putting money in donation buckets carried around the show by local high-school students. Just like last year, this year CJPP generated $30,000 for The Four Diamonds Fund.

So it was definitely a feel-good event thanks to stellar weather and a great representation of CJPP customers. Of course the main event at the Customer Appreciation Day, was the car show, which drew 428 vehicles. The company gave away awards to winners in the following classes:

Best Early Model Mustang: Mellissa and Denny Aungst, 1965 Mustang
Best Fox Mustang: Carlene Warner, 1991 Mustang
Best SN-95 Mustang: Calvin Atwell III, 2002 Mustang GT
Best S197 Mustang: Dennis Snyder, 2005 Mustang GT
Best EcoBoost: Trevor Jackson, 2014 Focus ST
Best of Show: Barry and Kathy Clunk, 2004 Roush Mustang

Nabbing top honors in the Best S197 Mustang category  was this flamed 2005 Mustang owned by Dennis Snyder of Palmyra, Pennsylvania. Clearly his custom paint job is striking, but it features a number of bolt-on mods, including a Roush front fascia, a Shaker hood, and a set of chrome FR500-style wheels.
Nabbing top honors in the Best S197 Mustang category was this flamed 2005 Mustang owned by Dennis Snyder of Palmyra, Pennsylvania. Clearly his custom paint job is striking, but it features a number of bolt-on mods, including a Roush front fascia, a Shaker hood, and a set of chrome FR500-style wheels.

That’s a great group of show winners, and if the CJPP Customer Appreciation Day sounds like fun to you, the company will surely be doing it again next year.

When they announce the dates, we’ll be sure to let you know, but you can also check out the company’s web site for more information on the event.

Melissa and Denny Aungst of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, took home the first-place hardware in the Early Model category with this stunning, 450hp 1965 Mustang. Built on a road-racing tube-frame foundation, it sports a 347 stroker, Webber induction, a G-force five-speed, four-wheel disc brakes and a custom interior.
Melissa and Denny Aungst of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, took home the first-place hardware in the Early Model category with this stunning, 450hp 1965 Mustang. Built on a road-racing tube-frame foundation, it sports a 347 stroker, Webber induction, a G-force five-speed, four-wheel disc brakes and a custom interior.
Hosting this event helps CJ Pony Parts generate money to support the The Four Diamonds Fund. This charity is committed to curing childhood cancer. It helps kids treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. This year, CJPP presented the fund with $30,000.
Hosting this event helps CJ Pony Parts generate money to support the The Four Diamonds Fund. This charity is committed to curing childhood cancer. It helps kids treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. This year, CJPP presented the fund with $30,000.
There were plenty of prizes to be won at the Customer Appreciation Day. In addition to the traditional raffles and silent auctions, attendees could spin to win on the CJ's Prize Wheel.
There were plenty of prizes to be won at the Customer Appreciation Day. In addition to the traditional raffles and silent auctions, attendees could spin to win on the CJ’s Prize Wheel.
Back by popular demand was the CJPP Kids Zone, which featured bounce houses and face painting. Who knew that stuff was just for kids?
Back by popular demand was the CJPP Kids Zone, which featured bounce houses and face painting. Who knew that stuff was just for kids?
Black and bagged, or is it just slammed? Either way this TVS-boosted Coyote looked sharp rolling on those big black wheels.
Black and bagged, or is it just slammed? Either way this TVS-boosted Coyote looked sharp rolling on those big black wheels.
Calvin Attwell III took top honors in the SN-95 category with his VMP TVS-boosted, Coyote-swapped 2002 GT. If you are out there Calvin, we need to feature your Sonic Blue beauty! Also in the background of this shot we think you’ll see Trevor Jackson’s 2014 Focus ST, which took top honors in the EcoBoost category.
Calvin Attwell III took top honors in the SN-95 category with his VMP TVS-boosted, Coyote-swapped 2002 GT. If you are out there Calvin, we need to feature your Sonic Blue beauty! Also in the background of this shot we think you’ll see Trevor Jackson’s 2014 Focus ST, which took top honors in the EcoBoost category.

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