A Chapter of Vintage
Thunderbird Club International, Inc. (VTCI)
Road Trips, New Vice-President Promises:
his campaign speech for Vice President of the Vintage Thunderbird Club,
Mike “Landslide” Mawhirter pledged more road
and out of the office activities under his reign!
on November 17, the annual Mid-Kansas Vintage Thunderbird elections were
held at election headquarters; Spears Restaurant.
elected Officers were:
President: Mike “Landslide” Mawhirter
re-election to another term,
hold the purse strings another term
Mike Mawhirter further stated
that he wants to schedule road trips to nearby destinations more than in
the past, year round,
and will be driving them
in his 1963 Thunderbird and urged others to get their Vintage cars
Mike might, however introduce
his 1952 Mercury to the club on some of the ventures.
Mike’s campaign for Vice
President was assisted greatly by incumbent Richard Carlisle who was heard
“I vote for Mike, I vote
Lake Afton Show
Belongs to Us:
the November meeting of the Wichita Area Council of Car Clubs on November
15, Royce our Rep, along with
from our club and Jim Hein from the Classic Club officially bid on, and
won, the sponsorship of the
Lake Afton All Wheels Rally for the two Thunderbird clubs.
means our Thunderbirds will be featured on the full page ad in the Cruizin
Calendar, and on the T-Shirts sold at the show
also receive special treatment by way of a reserved parking area for our
$400 bid was accepted, and each club has paid $200 to the WACCC Treasurer.
almost always pick up a new member or two from Lake Afton and this year
ought to be a good one for Thunderbirds!
Club Pledges Support
of “The Chill” in February:
Marts has worked on a deal with an auto signs, memorabilia and vintage
clothing supplier in sharing booth space at
Chill car and motorcycle show at the Kansas Coliseum in February.
club cars will be used as a draw, our allotted space would be used to sell
the products, and the club would receive
10% of the proceeds from the sales of the vendor’s products.
much discussion at the November meeting, the Club made a conservative pledge
to have 8 or 10 cars at the booth.
will try it this year and see what happens.
is going to be working the sales booth on behalf of the merchant and made
the arrangements for the club.
will tell you more about it at the January 2012 meeting.
the event is scheduled for February 24, 25, and 26th 2012
Rod Wake, Mid-Kansas President
Season will take priority over the Thunderbirds for at least the next few
The entire staff
here at Mid-Kansas Vintage Thunderbird Club, Inc., is wishing each
and every one of you a very Merry
This from all of
us; President Rod, Vice-President Mike, Secretary Bev,
Treasurer Lynda, WACCC Rep Royce,
and Photographer Jack, and of course, the Old Scrapbook Lady, the
and the entire Newsletter printing staff, (otherwise known as Office Max!)
We have a few new
ideas for the club which we will be discussing at the January meeting at
But since that will be in 2012 may we also wish you all a Happy
Forget our Parent Club:
If you have not yet
joined VTCI, please take this opportunity to do so.
To those of you who have
not yet joined, you can get your application from www.vintagethunderbirdclub.org
or ask Prez for an application.
We simply cannot afford
to lose our affiliation with VTCI!
forget who helps make all our activities possible;
Thunderbird Club International, Inc.
you do not belong to VTCI, join today!
Most annoying and
worn out expression of the month, “…it was a perfect storm.”
In All The World:
The Newsletter continues
its series picturing Thunderbirds seen around the VTCI Regional and International
Circuit as well as local club events.
With each Thunderbird featured,
you should see why the Vintage Ford Thunderbird is considered to be “Unique
In All The World!”
Fatheree of the Sooner Thunderbird Club of Oklahoma City shows his diamond
blue ’62 Convertible to Beverly Wake at the VTCI South Central
in Oklahoma City, 2009.
was also present at the SC Regional at Fredricksburg, TX in 2011.
beautiful blue convertible with a tonneau cover is further dressed up
ample chrome under the hood and is just an all around
crowd gathered and shouted out in unison, “That car is unique.
why,….it is Unique in all the World!”
will be an all new format for the Wichita Classic/Mid-
Vintage Christmas Party.
one will be held in the Tower Room at the
Airport Hilton. DECEMBER 4th!!
will be dining in a private dining room downstairs at the Hilton.
back up to our Tower Room for final festivities.
Bird Watchers Alert!
spotted at this time
Big Bird Bazaar:
Parts and Services
or sources of service for our Birds are free to club members, but business
card size ads run $60 per year.
less than $5 per issue ‘cause we usually run 14 editions per year.
What have you to sell?
& Misc For Sale:
Pearl Beige interior
Lee and Rosemary Hufford
802 E. Madison
Local supplier for Smithy’s
and similar street rod
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Have a Wonderful