1st Award Winner
Russ Dolbear & Fred Schmoyer
1st Award Winner
Russ Dolbear & Fred Schmoyer
See Below President's Message
Footnote: President's Message page is a "throw-back" to the original T-Bird Times newsletter.
MILES DRIVEN AWARD
Brenda Morrison / Carrie Hillman
June 4: Historic Fredericksburg AACA annual car show in Fredericksburg
(Hosted by J. & Connie Brown) . **
President’s Report March 2022
It was great finally getting our first meeting of 2022 off to a fantastic start. Heartwarming to see our members getting together and having a great time again. Hope this starts VCTC off to new beginnings (post pandemic) and encouraging members to start driving the birds. I would like to take a moment to introduce our latest members Eric and Bonnie Hodell from Mineral to the club. Also want to give a “BIG THANK YOU” to Lynn and Carrie Hillman for hosting the March meeting.
Also, I would like to mention that we got through our once-a-year VCTC Business Meeting this month, and I’m happy to report that we are doing great. As far as the budget goes, Eric Best (treasurer) reported VCTC is in the green. The event calendar is starting to develop into a promising year with several exciting venues. We still need a little help for the months of September, October, and November, so if interested please consider hosting an event.
The April meeting will be hosted by Charlie and Peggysue Ford at the Indian Fields Tavern, located in Charles City, VA. We have held meetings here in the past and the food was great. More details will be coming later.
Saturday, May 14th will be the combined CCCCV Breakthrough Car Show and Ford Thunderbird Appreciation Day. This event will be hosted by Bill and Linda Brown. This was a fun event with 25 club members participating last year. One VCTC member, Susan Thorson, took home a trophy last year. The hosts will be providing the desserts. The application for Pamplin can be found on our webpage under “Events”.
June AACA Fredericksburg show is back for 2022. The car show will return to Caroline Street on Saturday, June 4th. The Richard Johnston Inn and Caroline House will be available for those wanting to spend Friday and/or Saturday Night. J Brown still has three rooms reserved in his name so when making your reservations be sure to mention his name.
July is tentatively scheduled to be hosted at the home of Steve and Nancy Wigley. This was a great club meeting last year and I hope all of you will seriously consider attending. Steve’s juggling act alone was worth the price of admission.
We still have several months that need hosts including September, October, and November. Hosting is fun and easy. We have a “How To” checklist on the webpage if you need assistance. We have many members who have hosted in the past that you might consider teaming up to make it even easier. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Lynn Hillman, Activities Coordinator, at: Im_hillman@mac.com.
I have a technical review to share with you this month that is a follow-up to the February 2022 Thunderbird fires and tire care article. The tech tip discusses fire extinguishers approved for cars. It is very important since it addresses real concerns with car fires that are documented in the CTCI The Early Bird magazine. The article is on our webpage under the “More” tab then the “Technical” drop down.
I’m looking forward, as always, to meeting with you and sharing a story or two about Thunderbirds.
REMEMBER, IT’S ALL ABOUT FUN X 3!
Bill Brown & Stan Hostetler
Bill is a multiple winner (4 times)
and has the highest mileage total!
** If you are interested in hosting a monthly club meeting, contact ** Activities Coordinator: Lynn Hillman @ email@example.com
August: Hosted by Lee & Stan Hostetler Date, time, & location TBD
The Davidson's April 2009
The Most Tbirds at a Club Event 20 Classics & 4 Retros
Thunderbird Appreciation Day 2019
October 25-30: CTCI International Convention in San Antonio, Texas
Photo taken at Graves Mt. Lodge Syria, VA 2008
Trophy Award History
The idea for a ”most miles driven” trophy began back in 2006. Then VCTC President, Fred Schmoyer thought it would be fun to have a friendly competition to promote driving of our classics. Our trophy was designed and crafted by club members George Lake and Fred Schmoyer.
Mileage is tracked for Classic Tbirds driven to club events simply by noting the mileage from member’s home to the club meeting location using Google Maps. The noted mileage is doubled to create a round-trip total and then tabulated. The club member who travels the most miles for the year has their name placed on the trophy and is awarded The Trophy for a year.
CURRENT YEAR TOTALS
PAST AWARD WINNERS
2007 Alice & Russ Dolbear
2008 Alice & Russ Dolbear
2009 Linda & Bill Brown
2010 Linda & Bill Brown
2011 Peg & Gene Marianetti
2012 Sue & Steve Patterson
2013 Nancy & Fred Schmoyer
2014 Carrie & Lynn Hillman
2015 Nancy & Fred Schmoyer
2016 Linda & Bill Brown
2017 Peg & Gene Marianetti
2018 Paula & Eric Best
2019 Lee & Stan Hostetler
2020 Defered - pandemic2021 Linda & Bill Brown 510
Dedicated to the enjoyment, restoration, and preservation of the Classic Thunderbirds 1955,1956, and 1957
July : hosted by the Wigleys (date & location TBD)
** Historically this has been a 2 day club event with members arriving on Friday for lunch, sight-seeing and local exploration during the afternoon. After check-in at the Richard-Johnston Inn (or Caroline House), there is usually a cocktail hour in the courtyard followed by dinner in a nearby restaurant. Saturday after breakfast, the action moves to Caroline St. for the Car Show. After the awards are received, most members return home, but a few stay an additional night to enjoy a relaxing Saturday evening.
June 11: Richmond AACA Annual Car Show at St. Joseph's Villa
link to Car Show Website: http://www.richmondcarshow.com/
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December : hosted by Lyn & Ron Padrick (date & location TBD)
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