PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FOR AUGUST 2020
As I write this it feels like another “Groundhog Day” is on the
horizon…I’m really hoping something will change but I’m pretty sure I’ll
wake up tomorrow morning with a mask and 6-foot ruler in my hand. I
am certain you are well-aware conditions in Virginia have not improved
recently. Consequently, we recently made the decision to CANCEL our
planned August Club meeting. Associated risks and impracticality of
holding a large group meeting made it the only practical choice at this
time. In addition, as previously announced, our September meeting is
also cancelled. My thanks to Vilma and Kevin, and Dan and Denise for
planning to host. I remain optimistic that we will get together sometime
this year and will readdress plans for October and beyond in the coming
Though we haven’t been able to drive our cars to monthly VCTC
events, I hope most of you are getting an occasional drive to keep your
spirits up and fluids moving. I considered how we might encourage
everyone to drive their classics and recently came upon an idea I
thought might be fun. (If you are an AACA member, you probably know
how I came up with the idea.) Here's my challenge to you...Drive your
Drive it with anyone and anywhere. Just get it out of the garage and
drive it somewhere. Then find an interesting place, take a photo of your
car (with or without you) there and email it (include location info) to
Steve at email@example.com . At a minimum, we’ll post them
on the website for everyone to see. Feel free to do this as often as you
want and through the rest of the year.
Starting this month, we added a Thunderbird History section
to the President’s Message. Our club Historian, Bill Brown, will
occasionally be providing snippets of Thunderbird-related history to
share and educate. It made sense to add them to the President’s
Message for easy reference and since they apply to the current month
Many thanks to Bill for researching relevant Thunderbird information for
our benefit. Enjoy!
Until next month, stay well and be safe.
All the best!
This month in Thunderbird History:
August 17th, 1956 the last production 56 Thunderbird (VIN P6FH 359566) rolled off the Ford assembly line completing the run of 15,631 vehicles.
August 8th 2000 the Retro Limited Edition Neiman Marcus was introduced to the public. A total of 200 were made available in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog. They sold out in just under