A Chapter of Vintage
Thunderbird Club International, Inc. (VTCI)
Swap Meet Coming Up!
4 and 5th are the dates for the annual swap meet at the Kansas Coliseum.
Vintage Club splits the cost with the Classic Club for our booth consisting
of two tables and some floor space.
members have indicated they are bringing parts, tools, books, and car related
goods to the meet and several members have also indicated they will help
run the booth.
is a really big event for the Midwest and parts shoppers from several states
around usually come to this meet.
clubs will have their banners flying, and it is a great opportunity for
us to meet and visit with Thunderbird fanciers.
is going out there Thursday afternoon about 1:00 to help set up, and will
be working the booth on Friday and Saturday.
will be passing out club literature for the clubs, and business cards.
to see you sometime during those two days, and will be reporting on it
in the next issue.
Lay Our Cards On The Table:
of business cards, at the January meeting, Prez presented the officers
with new business cards
he had arranged for locally.
offer was made to the members in attendance, and several placed orders
for business cards for
at the bargain price of $7 for 60 cards.
order of cards has been completed and provided to those who ordered them
they turned out great!
everybody was present at the January meeting, but we would like for
all members to have an
to buy business cards. These are to be used in our recruiting efforts
for the club, to give to
to put on the windshield of a Thunderbird you find parked somewhere,
whatever use you want to make of them.
cost to you for 60 cards is $7.00 payable to the club.
get them printed for pennies less than that and the difference stays in
the club treasury.
cards are the same with our Logo and Website printed on them.
personalize your cards, simply contact Secretary Bev and state how you
name on your card, and if you want your telephone number and Email address
on it or not
the information and $7.00 to us, and you are in business !!
The Other VTCI Clubs Are Doing:
is common practice for the North Central VTCI Club Presidents to swap Newsletters.
us know what the other clubs are doing and maybe borrow some ideas from
to recent Newsletters, we know that the following is happening:
Chicagoland Thunderbirds is still catching their breath from hosting the
2010 VTCI International Convention
Vintage Thunderbirds of Kansas City (VTKC) completed a fun run in southwest
Missouri along Route 66 in October.
run included a little game where certain items had to be spotted along
the trip, and the winners won a prize each day.
admit this idea was borrowed from the Thunderbirds Midwest club.
Their trip featured stops at flea markets, little Route 66 museums,
an overnight stay at Lebanon, Missouri. The club also held a progressive
dinner in KC and the suburbs.
January 15 they held a Planning Breakfast to make plans for the 2011 club
and true events, plus some new ideas were discussed and the club year was
scheduled on paper
The Hoosier Vintage Thunderbird Club of Fort Wayne, Indiana is preparing
for the North Central Regional at Fort Wayne in June,
squeezing in a couple of car shows in the meantime
Our good neighbors to the south, the Sooner Thunderbirds of Oklahoma had
a run up to Enid, Oklahoma to see the Groendyke Museums.
Sooners invited the Mid-Kansans but conflicts were many and only Mike and
Ann Mawhirter were lucky enough to make the trip.
reports the tour was great
Northwest Vintage T-Bird Club of Oregon, recognizing that their club also
has several members from south Washington state,
their logo to include Mt. Hood merged with the Thunderbird emblem and the
name is now VTCI Pacific Northwest Chapter
Few Cups Remaining!
In inventory @ $10 each
Payment for the last four
cups will go straight to the club treasury.
is one of several restoration tips written by Richard
Lentinello, Editor-In-Chief of Hemmings Classic Car magazine,
which appeared in the December, 2008 issue, Page 6.
“Rest Prevention” these tips will be hereby reprinted, one per
issue for the next several issues
Nuts and Bolts:
that are exposed to the elements, such as those used on suspension A-Arms,
subframes and brake assemblies, it pays to use cadmium plated nuts and
They will retain
a shiny appearance for several years and will resist rusting, making future
disassembly of those components a breeze.
If your car is
equipped with irreplaceable fasteners, then consider having them plated.
Just be forewarned—this
can get expensive.
Rod Wake, Mid-Kansas President
the January meeting it was decided that we should take a tip from some
of our cousins, the other Vintage Club chapters,
and have a planning
meeting in which we planned out the years events.
In other words,
plan our work, and work our plan.
Prez and Secretary
will be making arrangements to meet for that purpose.
Also, we made
a decision to revisit an old friend, Spears Restaurant for the January
Our club met
there regularly in the 90’s but then went other directions.
The January meeting
was well attended and we filled the room they had prepared for us.
The food was
great as usual and a vote indicated we should hold the next few meetings
there as well.
It is great to
patronize a local, family organization such as Spears and they appreciated
There is nothing
better than good old down home cooking on a cold winter night.
Hope to see you
at the next meeting, February 17.
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!
and Kaye Barth,
friends of our club,
arranged for a Sock Hop at their
Army Hiawatha Camp and
sounds like fun!
Retro 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?
|For Sale: ’64 Thunderbird HT
Boling, Haysville area, is seriously searching for a
and price must be in balance
|For Sale: ’63 Thunderbird
Several cars including a
1962 Thunderbird HT,
and a 1962 Thunderbird
Convertible, dressed up like a Sports Roadster.
the seller has 10 special interest cars and one trailer for sale.
The old Newsletter Editor
has seen the photos, and both Thunderbirds
are beautiful but would
probably cause mental hernia if he attempted
to capture them and submit
with this Newsletter.
If you want to see the cars,
please Email the seller,
|For Sale: We want
to combine an advertisement from one of the fall newsletters,
with upgraded information
on a very interesting Thunderbird.
It is a 1960
Thunderbird HT, red with red and white interior.
Full power, clean, original.
This was the owner’s pride
and joy but after his death it sat in inside storage
for possibly 10 years.
Curt Rakestraw brought us
the information and John Moler
drove out and looked at
it, but it was not running and there
was no way to check it out
The owners family recently
had the transmission overhauled,
new brakes throughout, new
gas tank, new heater core, and a
whole list of things done
to the car to make it ready to sell.
Here are recent photos of
is located in Cunningham, KS.
sellers are asking $12,000.00.
The contact numbers are:
Tom, (620) 243-3024 or Gary, (620)
Thursday, February 17, 2011
4323 W. Maple
We have one of the private
We will order from the menu
and as always,
“First we eat, then