Hall of Fame

The origins of the Mustang Owners Club Australia (MOCA) Incorporated Hall of Fame arose through discussions at the National Delegates meetings since 2008.

The MOCA Hall of Fame Committee consisting of the National President, Vice President and the two elected National Delegates from each mainland State, wanted to ensure that the history of the Mustang movement in Australia was documented, maintained and celebrated for years to come and at the same time have a process that was both workable and the Australian Mustang fraternity could be proud of.

The only way to honour those members, both living and deceased, who have made a significant and long-term contribution to the Mustang movement in Australia over a prolonged period of time, was to create a Mustang Owners Club Australia Inc Hall of Fame. The criteria has now been agreed to and every State in Australia will have the opportunity to nominate member/s for consideration to be among the elite of Mustanging in Australia. The nomination / approval process is through the MOCA Hall of Fame Committee.

At the 2010 Mustang Nationals in Glenelg SA, the process began with the induction of 3 notable members into the MOCA Hall of Fame with each displaying a list of achievements unparalleled in the history of Mustanging in Australia. We acknowledge and celebrate their contribution to the Mustang movement.


Kevin Musgrave

Kevin purchased his first Mustang while in the USA in 1972 – a 1967 Dark Moss Green Fastback – which was sent back to Melbourne together with some spare parts for it and in the container he slipped in some high performance engine parts that he knew he could sell. This was the start of his business venture and Boss Auto Parts.

The next Mustang in the stable was a 1970 Grabber Blue Boss 302 which won the Most Improved class at the MOCA VIC State Concours in 1975.

Some of his other cars owned included:
1970 Grabber Green Boss 429 – 1968 Red Shelby GT500 Fastback
1966 White/Blue Shelby GT350 Fastback

It all started for Kevin in the early 1970’s when with Frank Thomson, Warwick Dowsley and Frank Hayes an ad was placed in the newspaper for interested Mustang owners to attend a meeting, and this resulted in a run being organised to Badger Creek Weir in Healesville in 1974.

About 30 Mustangs turned up, and from this the first Mustang Club in Australia – the Victoria branch was formed.

Rod Kilvington

The Mustang Owners Club of SA was the brainchild of Rod Kilvington who in 1975 went searching for other Mustang enthusiasts keen on establishing a Club in Adelaide. After purchasing a 1965 Red Hardtop in 1972 which he still has today, Rod and Lorraine ventured to Victoria on a number of occasions and eventually became good friends with Kevin and Josie Musgrave.

With the Victorian Mustang Owners Club becoming a reality in 1974, Rod and Lorraine, with support from Kevin and Josie, commenced their Mustang journey by placing an ad in the local paper seeking Mustang owners who might be interested in forming a club. Before too long, Mustang enthusiasts were knocking at Rod and Lorraine’s door wanting to be involved and this enthusiasm for something American back in those days although unique at the time, has turned out to be a life style for Rod which has spanned 37 years.

From these humble beginnings, spawned the formation of the Club on Wednesday night 19th May 1976, at the Wayville Institute Bartley Crescent Wayville.

Lorraine Kilvington

Lorraine commenced her journey alongside her husband Rod in the early 1970’s and held the honour of being hailed the mother of Mustangs in SA and Australia. Lorraine’s energy and devotion to the Club, the contribution she made in shaping the Mustang movement across Australia over the past 30 years in SA and Australia can be measured by the
positions she has held and the honours bestowed upon her during her lifetime.

Lorraine’s magnetism drew people towards her and also the Mustang Club. Lorraine owned a 1964½ Yellow Hardtop 6 cylinder with a White Vinyl roof that Rod meticulously restored and she loved showing off her car to everyone. For 30 years Lorraine travelled with Rod interstate to attend Mustang gatherings and to catch up with her extended family. From QLD, to NSW, to VIC and across the Nullarbor to WA, distance was never an obstacle.

Lorraine rarely forgot your name and always remembered things that perhaps you would forgive others for not remembering, but that was her strength.

Eddie Hadley

Eddie commenced his love of Mustangs in 1971 when he purchased a 1967 Fastback 289 with a C4 transmission painted in Sebring Orange. Given the first of the Mustangs were just trickling into Australia, this was not like any other Mustang around and instantly turned heads when ever he was out cruising. He promised wife Sharon that he would keep it as is for 12 months, unlike previous cars he had where modifications were the norm, but come the 367th day after purchase, the high performance goodies he had stocked up were rolled out and the 67 Fastback dressed accordingly.

In 1974, Eddie struck up a friendship with the late Kevin Musgrave in Victoria, and given Kevin was involved in the Mustang Club in Victoria, encouraged Eddie to do the same in Sydney.

At the time, the local Mustang fraternity in Sydney did not appeal to him, so he joined the Victorian Mustang Club.

A few years later and the Mustang Owners Club in NSW was formed and became affiliated under the Mustang Owners Club Australia banner.

From day one, Eddie was involved at the Committee level in the NSW Club. Through the 80’s and 90’s, Eddie held roles of National Delegate, Licence Captain, Magazine Editor and Vice President of the NSW Club, instrumental in the development of the NSW Website and commenced judges training for interested members.

Tony Kilvington Inductee #5

Tony began his love of the Mustang when his Dad and Mum (Rod and Lorraine Kilvington) purchased a 1965 Red Hardtop in 1972. Tony and his brother Nick helped their Dad get the Mustang in running order at home and when Tony started work at the Highways Department in 1974, his mates had a variety of Australian made muscle cars like Ford Falcon GTHO’s, Torana XU-1’s, Monaro’s, and Valiant Charger’s that he admired.

When Tony’s Dad and Mum started the Mustang Owners Club of SA (MOCSA) in May 1976, the Kilvington household had 3 Mustangs in the stable – Rod’s 1965 Red Hardtop 289, Lorraine’s 1965 Yellow Hardtop 200 and his brother Nick had a 1966 Monza Red Fastback GT 289. In September 1976, Tony purchased his 1970 Medium Blue Metallic Boss 302 SportsRoof from Bruce Armstrong in Waikerie and that was the start of his career in the Mustang family. His girlfriend at the time was Trish and they married in 1978 and Tony was involved in the MOCSA Committee and that blossomed into an outstanding career with the Mustang movement across Australia.

Tony was always available to help people enjoy life and when his parents Rod and Lorraine went to manage the new campground at Yulara Ayers Rock Northern Territory in 1983 – 1988, Tony stepped up to continue the legacy of his parents to maintain the SA Club to the best of his ability.