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Mid Kansas Vintage Thunderbird Club, Incorporated
Wichita, Kansas

A Chapter of Vintage Thunderbird Club International, Inc. (VTCI)

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March 2013
A Chapter of Vintage Thunderbird Club International, Inc. (VTCI)
The VTCI Recognizes ALL Thunderbirds, 1955-2005!

Celebrating Mid Kansas Vintage Thunderbird Club's 21st year!!

This just in: 
Rosemary Hufford continues to recover from Hip Surgery and is now walking about on a brand new, 2013 hip! 
Unnamed but reliable sources reported to the Newsletter Editor that Rosemary came through
the surgery on February 4 just fine and it was followed by some time in a rehab center. 
At this time, Rosemary can be found (along with caretaker Lee) at:
Rosemary Hufford,
Rm 208,  Avita Health & Rehab Center
2114 N. 127th Court East
Wichita, KS 67206
Best of luck to Rosemary for a continuing recovery!

This just in, also! Carl Marts is recovering from some delicate throat surgery on February 18, at VA Hospital. 
Hope Carl also has a quick recovery and does not do any singing or shouting for awhile!

The 2013 Swap Meet is History: 
It all began on Thursday, January 31 when Prez Rod met with Carl and Brenda Johnson from the Classic Club to frame up and hang our Mid-Kansas Vintage Thunderbird Club bannerunder the Wichita Classic Thunderbird’s banner.  It is sort of necessary that way, because it is the Classic Club’s original booth although we have split the costs with them 50/50 over the last several years. 
Carl Johnson and Prez hossed a couple of rented tables over to our space and before long, it began to look like a sale booth. 

With huge out-of-state Semi-trailers full of tires, Obsolete Ford parts, and food vendors the whole Pavilion resembled a carnival coming to town.
The double doors were open and it was colder than a Bullet Bird on the turnpike with a window out. 
Early Vintage Club participants bringing in items for sale included Carl Marts, April
Weaver, Klyda Fall, Larry and Lynda Fichter, John Moler, Jeral Lipps, Prez Rod
and VP Mike Mawhirter.

Now folks, the Pavilion at the Kansas Coliseum is a huge place and includes three
different buildings so it is completely possible that the Old Editor did not see all
our participants. 
Also, he was not there 24/7, but those we did see and visit with
at the big show from the Vintage Thunderbird Club  included Carl Marts, April
Weaver, John Moler, Doug Moler, Rod Wake, Dale Havercroft, Wil Banman, Larry
Fichter, Lynda Fichter, Mike Mawhirter, Allan Carpenter, David Dannels, Joe Gross,
Jeral Lipps, Klyda Fall, Todd Duhnke, Steve DeVore, Dennis Anderson, Richard
Carlisle and Vintage Thunderbirds of Kansas City visitor Richard Honeycutt.

Also visiting our booth was one of Arlan and Betty Smith’s sons—you remember
Arlan and Betty as past Presidents of the Sooner Thunderbird Club of Oklahoma 
City—and we remembered the son as one of our chauffeurs at the great South Central
Regional Thunderbird convention we attended at OKC in 2009.

The doors opened to the public on Friday, February 1 with two heaping tables full
of sale items ranging from tires and wheels to starters, carburetors, chrome parts,
tools, tool boxes, books, wheel covers, bumpers, original radios, floor mats,
manifolds and headers. 
The crowd was heavy, and items sold in a surprising pattern. 
John Moler sold a lot of items and we gotta admit..he may have had a shill or
two working the crowd, particularly with that portable sand blaster tank sale. 
Mike Mawhirter’s used tires sold immediately.
Fancy Ford wheels (not FOMOCO) did not sell quickly but did sell eventually.

Some items that did not sell, should have --and some that did sell should not
But that is the nature of a swap meet or bazaar. You never know what
somebody else may want!

Saturday saw a continuation of the previous day, with many items marked down hopefully to avoid carrying them back home. 
The booth was almost completely devoid of Classic Club members the first couple 
hours because their February Business Meeting occurred that date at the Home
Town Buffet , and those folks did not come along until after the meeting. 
At the Swap Meet, we visited with dozens of spectators, took names and addresses 
and passed Vintage club and VTCI information. 
Late in the afternoon, near closing time, Banners came down, booths folded up and 
unsold merchandise was carted out of the Pavilion.

Wichita Classic Club members included Dick Price, Bob Singleton, Carl Johnson,
Brenda Johnson, Jim Hein, Mitch Reed, Jim Winter, Lauren Worley, Mike Pond,
Tina and Paul Partridge, Lily Partridge, Royce Taylor, Ed Barker, Charlie Becker,
Allen and Kathy Hale, Richard Carlisle, Trevor Harris, and a visiting dignitary,
CTCI President  John Smith.

As for other car clubs, all the usual suspects were there.

In addition to items sold at the Swap Meet, we talked with a lot of folks, took
names and Email addresses for follow up club information to be provided to both
our VTCI affiliated club, and the CTCI club.  We also forwarded names and
information for two CTCI prospects to other clubs in Oklahoma and Texas  ‘cause
that’s what it’s all about! But unlike past years, neither club signed up a new
member at the meet. 

Follow up mailings are in effect and we will see what happens.


Flamingo Flies In From The West:
While John Moler was busy selling parts at the Swap Meet, a couple in Kingman were pondering what to do with their
Flamingo Pink 1959 Thunderbird Convertible that had been gathering dust in their garage for about three years now. 
At this point, this becomes a classic story that shows once again how everybody benefits from belonging to a Thunderbird Club.
The gentleman in Kingman spoke to fellow Kingman resident and Vintage Thunderbird Club member Cheryl Thomas. 
Cheryl gave the Kingman couple the name and number for our Prez, and the couple did phone our Prez on Sunday, February
17 asking for assistance in selling the car. 
It was apparent the couple had been watching Barret-Jackson on television and had an inflated idea of what their car was possibly worth.  There were many questions about the car’s condition that could not be answered by phone, so Prez promised the prospective seller that we would have an expert come by and look at the car and give him some advice to help them sell
Prez then asked John Moler if he could run over to Kingman and check out the car in person.

On Monday, February 18,  John made a quick trip to Kingman and reported that the car he found up on blocks was indeed a data plate correct Flamingo Pink ’59 Thunderbird Convertible, new Black interior, 352 with Cruise-O-Matic, fair tires, top not
working, and needing other TLC. 
John reports one other little detail; he bought the car!

We are all anxious to see this latest addition to John’s stable of Thunderbirds and to the roster of Vintage Thunderbirds in 
our club. 
We also know John’s silver hair will look beautiful in that most iconic example of the late 50’s; a Flamingo Thunderbird

And finally, kudos again to Cheryl Thomas.  This is not the first time Cheryl has “bird dogged” a prospective Thunderbird sale
to a club member.  This shows again that Cheryl, (and John) have the club’s interest at heart and the minute they learn of
something, they report it to the club.  This is not the first time John has traveled out of town at the Pres’ request to check out a car, and has indeed checked it out…with a check!

Not actual car. Photo from old 59 T-Bird Ad


St. Patrick’s Day Parade Plans: (March 16th)
Nancy Lawrence at Central Plains Novelty is the main mover and shaker for the Historic Delano Association, and the St. Patrick’s
Day parade. Nancy requires each entry (us) to appoint a Captain who is in charge of parade lineup and discipline.
Our Prez made all the arrangements, paid the parade fee and so he appointed himself as Captain! 
Prez says the plans are simple; meet at the usual spot at the north end of Lawrence Dumont Stadium parking lot and park in
our allocated spaces. 
The parade starts at high noon, and the Parade Marshall will signal when we are to fall into line. 
Wear green and let your imagination be your guide as to other Irish related attire. 
As thousands cheer, we will follow the parade through downtown Delano District and then turn left (south) on Walnut street and dissipate onto the parking lot or out onto a street immediately.

Now, here is the additional fun part.  From the parade, we will proceed west on Maple to West Street, take a left and meet at Spangles, 
414 S. West Street for lunch. (South side of Star Lumber parking lot) 
This Spangles is probably the most car oriented of the lot as evidenced by the ’57 Chevy protruding from their front wall! 
Park the ‘Birds along the West Street side of the parking lot if possible, or along the north parking lot and come on in! 
Spangles has agreed to semi-reserve the NE corner of the restaurant, the place where we will share the space with a Torch Red and 
Snowshoe white ’55 Crown Vic on display.
There we will dine on whatever you choose from the Spangles menu while we discuss the parade and take a few more photos. 
Now…if you have not yet advised Prez that you are driving in the parade, do it now! 
It is a lot of fun and the crowd always appreciates our ‘Birds.
our allocated spaces. The parade starts at high noon,
and the Parade Marshall will signal when we are to fall

Lake Afton All Wheels Rally for 2015 Belongs To The Thunderbirds!

Now it can be told!  At the February 19th Quarterly WACCC meeting,
our representatives proffered to the WACCC to sponsor the Lake Afton All Wheels Rally for 2015. 
That will be the 60th anniversary of the Thunderbird (1955-2015) and it seemed appropriate to make an offer on the event for that specific year.  We are happy to
announce that the WACCC took a vote and accepted our offer! 

The two Thunderbird Clubs in Wichita now own that event and will once again be able to choose the advertising on all media connected to the show including artwork on the T-Shirts and will have choice parking privileges and hopefully will benefit from this expenditure. 
Payment will not be made until the last quarter of 2014 in connection with the WACCC purchase of advertising for the 2015 event.

Our 2012 Sponsoring of the show left us with 120 beautiful T-shirts circulating out there in Vintage Car land, a few new members, and a lot of good memories and photos. 
2013 anniversary of that little beauty, will be sponsored by the Corvette Clubs commemorating the 60thand 2014 will be sponsored by the Mustang Club, celebrating 
50 years of Mustangs!


Retro Bird Colors: 
 Among the interesting things about our 2002-2005 Retros,
is the type of information that was available on these ‘Birds immediately, due to the
progression of data processing and computers when they were manufactured.  Much more
than the  amount available when our beloved Vintage Birds were manufactured.

Several issues ago, The Newsletter
painstakingly documented the special
colors available on specific year Retros.


One of the persons whose hobbies and/or
avocation is keeping track of Thunderbird
data is our friend in Texas, Dot Lang, who
maintains the Porthole Authority website
and has a whole lot of information
available.  One of Dot’s recent compilations
was made part of the booklet handed out by
SE Regional Director James Cassidy at the
VTCI International Convention at
Charleston, S.C. last September.  This
article by Dot Lang documents how many of 2002-2005 Thunderbirds rolled off the
assembly line in each specific color.  Your Editor found it fascinating and think you will
enjoy it too.  Here in its entirety is Porthole Authority’s summary:
Colors of Retro Thunderbirds 2002-2005
Color 02 03 04 05 Total
Evening Black x x x x 15,287
Torch Red x x x x 14,349
Whisper White x x 8 8 6,648
Neiman Marcus Edition x 8 8 8 200
Thunderbird Blue x 8 8 8 7,406
Inspiration Yellow x 8 8 8 3,791
Mountain Shadow Gray 8 x 8 8 3,165
Desert Sky Blue 8 x 8 8 1,744
Coral-James Bond Edition 8 x 8 8 700
Merlot 88 8 x 8 3,991
Monterey Mist (Pacific Coast Roadster) 8 8 x 8 1,000
Light Ice Blue 8 8 x 8 730
Vintage Mint Green 8 8 x 8 612
Platinum Silver 8 8 x x 4,034
Cashmere 50th Anniversary 8 8 8 x 1,500
Medium Steel Blue 8 8 8 x 1,463
Bronze 8 8 8 x 1,396
Inca Gold 8 8 8 x 82
Total          68,098

Recruiting Materials:

We hope all VTCI members keep a neat library of
previous copies of The Scoop magazines; the bi-monthly publication of the Vintage
Thunderbird Club International.  But just in case there are one or two of you who do not
keep them and (shudder) throw them away please listen.  Those back issues of The
Scoop are good recruiting handouts which we can use at our Central and West gatherings,
at our car shows, at Lake Afton and so on.  If you do not keep them, please turn them in at
one of our meetings or call one of our members to pick them up.  Love to have them!


The 2013 VTCI Regional and International Conventions:

As you know, our chapter is a part of the North Central Region of the VTCI.  Our North
Central Regional VTCI Convention is set for July 11 through 14, 2013 at Springfield,
Illinois. The Land of Lincoln Thunderbird Club, and Western Michigan Thunderbird Club
are co-hosts. 
There is a lot of history at Springfield, a lot of Abraham Lincoln history, and
a lot of fun events planned by the two clubs. 
We have contributed to the 2013 Regional with some financial gifts, and hope a lot of us can 
contribute with our presence! 

Watch for all information and registration forms in The Scoop, or Google up VTCI and take a
look at upcoming events listed there.

Then, the VTCI International Convention for 2013 will be hosted by the South Central
Region and held in Houston on September 26 through 28, 2013
Lots of NASA activities, a dinner cruise, other great activities and a lot of fabulous Thunderbirds are in
the offing.  Again, watch The Scoop, and/or Google up VTCI and take a look.

2013 VTCI North Central Regional Convention

Hello from the North Central Region.  We are closing in on the North Central Regional.  If you are still thinking about
sending in your reservation for the event please do so quickly so we can have the correct numbers for the tours and
reservations for meals and cars to be judged.  We want this to be the biggest and best regional yet.  Also, make your
motel reservations. We want all of our Thunderbird friends, old or new, to come to this regional.
Thursday, July 11 – You can arrive, check in, and we will have the registration open from 12:00 – 4:00 PM.  The
Hospitality Room will be in the Topaz Room and will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.  At 6:00 PM there will be a
Meet and Greet with food and beverages.  The charge will be $10:00 per person for the Meet and Greet.

Friday, July 12 – A tour is planned to go to New Salem, IL, a young adult Lincoln’s home.  We will also tour the
Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln Tomb.  The tour will leave at 8:45 AM and should be back to the motel by
4:30 PM.  Lunch will be on your own at the Morning Star Café.  The charge for the tour will be $26.00 per person.
There will also be a judges meeting from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  At 6:30 PM there will be a pizza party with beverages.
The cost for the pizza party will be $15.00 per person.  Registration will be open from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Hospitality
Room will be open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Saturday, July 13– Registration will be open from 7:00 – 8:30 AM.  There will be an owners/judges meeting at 7:30 –
8:30 AM.  The judging will start at 9:00 AM.  All rags and  tools need to be down at this time.  The Hospitality Room will
be open from 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.  There will be a People’s Choice awards.  The People’s choice sheets must be in
no later than 1:00 PM to give the talliers time to count the votes.  The award banquet will start with a cash bar from
6:30 – 7:00 PM.  The banquet will start at 7:00 PM.  The meats
for the banquet will be Peach Glazed Pork Loin and Atlantic Salmon in Dill Sauce.  This will be a buffet style.  The cost
for the banquet will be $35.00 per person.

Sunday, July 14 – This will be “Good-Bye” time for most. The motel for this event is the Northfield Inn, Suites, &
Convention Center.  The address is 3280 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702.  The phone number is 217-523-7900.
The rates are Double Queen or Standard King $85.00.  King 2-Room Suite or King Jacuzzi Room is $95.00.  The price
includes a hot continental breakfast each morning.  The room prices will be good until June 11, 2013.People taking
motor homes or rv trailers to convention must purchase a motel room.  When you make reservations with the motel tell
them that you are part of the Thunderbird Club.  The motel is just off of I-55.  Take Exit 100B (Sangamon Avenue).
Turn right at 1st stop light onto Dirksen Parkway.  Then turn right again at 1st stop light onto Northfield Drive. 
Motel is just ahead on the right side.
Remember there is a registration cut-off date for the convention of June 20, 2013.

We will need help with the following areas:
#1 – We are asking the guests to bring food or snacks and volunteer to be a hostess on Friday and Saturday in the
Hospitality Room.
#2 – Parking lot security volunteers for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.
#3 – Car Parking assistants for Thursday and Friday.
#4 – Door Prizes and Raffle donations.
#5 – Judges and Tally Room volunteers for Saturday.

Mark your calendars for the dates of July 11th to 14th, 2013
If you have questions about this convention please call
either Terry Fletcher at 217-478-1989 (loltbtf@myfrontiermail.com)
or Ed Elzinga at 616-212-3544 (sqtbird@att.net).



The President’s Message

By Rod Wake, Mid-Kansas President

Dear Thunderbird Loving Friends:
It was bound to happen eventually; one of our meetings cancelled by the weather! In this
case it was the February 21 meeting  which was cancelled by a 12 inch snowfall, with
more on the way.  Not only did we decide to cancel the meeting, but Spears Restaurant
had also closed on that date due to weather!  Thoroughfares as well as side streets were
in terrible condition. Everybody adapted to the changed plans, however, and the
Carlisles forged on ahead with their planned Mexican Fiesta and Bingo party scheduled
for February 22.
But even that plan did not stand the test of time.  The streets were terrible and the side
streets were even worse which would have raised havoc on party goers.  Even though the
Carlisles waited to see if things would break in favor of the party it was not to be and the
party was cancelled on Friday, February 21.
Of course every cloud has a silver lining and in this instance we got some well needed
moisture from our 14” snowfall.
Whether or not we make up the February meeting, and whether or not the Mexican
Fiesta gets re-scheduled will depend on the next several days. We’ll watch the weather
and as always, Prez will keep you in the informational loop.
Another positive note about February, in the midst of it all our club gained a 1959
Thunderbird Convertible in our flock!



Deaths and Services:

Vintage Thunderbird Club member Barbara (Mrs. Jack) Godfrey, 75, passed away
Monday, February 11, 2013.  Services were at St. Jude’s Catholic Church on Friday,
February 15 with entombment at Resurrection Mausoleum. Barbara had pitched in and
helped, along with Jack at our later Dream Car Shows for Make-A-Wish, and their beautiful
Platinum ’04 Retro was part of our group at the South Central Regional Convention at
Oklahoma City in ’09, and was part of our procession to Fort Worth in ’10.  Only failing
health would cause Barbara’s club activities in recent months. Our club contributed to
Barbara’s designated memorial Hospice, Inc., and the club offers condolences to Jack

Jason Elliott, Step-Grandson of Larry and Lynda Fichter died Monday, February 11, 2013
at age 22.  Services were at 3:00PM on February 15 at Rest Haven Mortuary.  The club’s
condolences also to Larry and Lynda. 

Don’t 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!

Don't forget who helps make all our activities possible;
Vintage Thunderbird Club International, Inc. 
If you do not belong to VTCI, join today!


Paul Harvey's "If I Were the Devil"...
This has been played in part on several talk radio stations in recent months, but
seldom is it played in its entirety. The late Paul Harvey, whose news and comments
on the radio entertained us almost every morning while we commuted to work and
also many mid-day lunch breaks, delivered “If I Were The Devil” first in 1964 and
updated it through the years both on his radio broadcasts and in printed articles.
This is the 1993 version believed to have been last delivered in 1997.  Thought you
might like to read the whole address.   Prez

If I were the devil
If I were the prince of darkness I’d want to engulf the
whole world in darkness, and I’d have a third of its real
estate and four fifths of its population. But I wouldn’t be
happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree: thee.

So I’d set about however necessary, to take over the United
States. I’d subvert the churches first. I’d begin with a
campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent I would
whisper to you as I whispered to Eve, “Do as you please.”

To the young I would whisper that the Bible is a myth. I would convince
them that man created God, instead of the other way around. I would
confide that what’s bad is good, and what’s good is square. And the old I
would teach to pray after me, “our father which art in Washington...”
And then I’d get organized: I’d educate authors in how to make lurid
literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting.
I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies, and visa versa. I’d peddle narcotics to
whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I’d
tranquilize the rest with pills.

If I were the devil I’d soon have families at war with themselves; churches at
war with themselves; and nations at war with themselves; until each in its
turn was consumed. And with promises of higher ratings, I’d have mesmerizing
media fanning the flames.

If I were the devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellect, but
neglect to discipline emotions; just let those run wild, until before you knew
it you’d have to have drug-sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every
schoolhouse door.

Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing; I’d have judges promoting
pornography. Soon I could evict God from the courthouse, then from the
schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress. And in His own churches
I would substitute psychology for religion and deify science. I would lure
priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls—and church money.

If I were the devil I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg, and the symbol of
Christmas a bottle.

If I were the devil I’d take from those who have, and give to those who want
it, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And what’ll you bet I
couldn’t get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich.

I would caution against extremes, and hard work, and patriotism, and moral
conduct. I would convince the young that marriage is old fashioned—that
swinging is more fun. That what you see on TV is the way to be. And thus I
could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for
which there is no cure.
In other words, if I were the devil I would just keep on doing what he is
Paul Harvey, March 16, 1993

Prez Reviews The Dues For Youse:

First of all, our dues are only $25.00 per year.
Some have inquired about our Mid-Kansas dues setup.  We know it can be confusing, so here is a review and summary:

Our local chapter, The Mid-Kansas Vintage Thunderbird Club, Inc., is a Kansas
corporation which we incorporated in 2005.  We chose a fiscal year ending
December 31, the same as the calendar year. 
Our $25.00 dues are paid annually which means the dues are due January 1. But, we know 
many other expenses such as Real Estate Taxes, Quarterly Estimates, homeowner’s dues, VTCI dues
and almost every other club dues you can think of, plus Christmas expenses are due at that time. 

That is why several years ago our club voted to have our dues payable by April 1. Even though they are
technically due January 1, we don’t ask for them before April 1. 
This gives us three chances to pay at a monthly meeting before the dues are overdue. 
Of course, Treasurer Lynda can take your $25.00 dues payment any time before April 1, 
whenever it is comfortable for you.
New member’s initial dues are pro-rated according to the quarter in which
they join, and that proration is calculated on the January 1 starting date for the
club year as follows:

Jan-Feb-Mar    $25.00
Apr-May-Jun    $18.75
Jul-Aug-Sep    $12.50
Oct-Nov-Dec   $6.75
That pro-ration only applies for NEW MEMBERS

Old members cannot drop  out and come back as they wish. 
Our By-Laws state that anybody who has dropped out of the club must pay their dues in full to re-join.

Our club is a chapter of Vintage Thunderbird Club International, Inc.,
North Central Region
VTCI Dues are $35.00 per year, due January 1, and delinquent after January 31. 

The Roster of VTCI members is compiled from dues paid as of January 31, so please get your dues 
in before January 31 each year.

Unique 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!” 

It is always refreshing to see a rare color; a color you do not see every
day on one of our Vintage Thunderbirds.  This 1965 Convertible  from
Georgia was shown at the VTCI International in Charleston, South
Carolina finished in  Samoan Coral, set off with a black convertible
top. As the crowd studied this rare example of Thunderbird style, it 
was easy to see why our Vintage Thunderbirds are considered

Unique In All The World!




Burma Shave Signs:

Remember those delightful Burma Shave signs from the 30’s 40’5 and 50’s that were posted along all our
highways (before Interstates)
and were changed out a couple times a year?

Five (5)  little red signs with white lettering, about 100 feet apart were designed to be read as you passed by. 
They normally gave warnings or tips about traveling.  The Newsletter wants to remind you of this fun 
period from the past and will run a Burma Shave sign each month.

This month’s Burma Shave ad:

Car In Ditch
                Driver In Tree
                               The Moon Was Full
                                            And So Was He

Burma Shave


Retro Bird Watchers Alert!
None at this time

Big Bird Bazaar:
Cars, Parts and Services

Ads or sources of service for our Birds are free to club members, but business card size ads run $60 per year. 
That’s less than $5 per issue ‘cause we usually run 14 editions per year.   What have you to sell?

Cushman Corporation
           Speedometer Repair



                                        5404 N. Athenian Ave.
                                           Wichita, KS  67204
                                           (316) 648-2444
                                           (316) 832-9090

Autos For Sale: Wanted: Parts & Misc For Sale:

Click on ad to visit VTCI!



March Meeting:

Our next one will be March 21, 2013 at 5:30 Pm
Spears Restaurant
4131 W. Maple
First we eat, then we meet!

Have a joyful Easter


  Current Officers

J. Rodney Wake
Vice President:
Mike Mawhirter
Beverly Wake
Lynda Fichter

Mid-Kansas Vintage Thunderbird’s Appointed Positions


Newsletter Editor:
J. Rodney Wake
Associate Editor, Proof Reader,

Club Photographer, Computer
  Guru and all around helper
Jack Wake
Website Coordinator:
Cheryl Thomas
Webmistress Design and Graphics
Connie B C
Wichita Area Council
of Car Clubs Representative:
Royce Taylor Royce.taylor@spiritaero.com

National VTCI Contacts


VTCI President:
Terri McNeill
VTCI Vice President: 
J. Rodney Wake
VTCI Website Director:
Terri McNeill
VTCI NC Director: Ed Elzinga sqtbird@att.net
VTCI Treasurer:
Randy Mattson
VTCI Secretary:
Bob McNeill
Concours Director: 
Paul Prokop 
Historian:  Dan Likar  sqbrd@aol.com
Technical Director  Alan Tast tast@earthlink.net



Mid-Kansas Thunderbird’s Website: 
VTCI website: 

 VTCI Chapter Websites


Chicagoland Thunderbirds:
Thunderbird Midwest/Minneapolis
Mid America Iowa:
Hoosier Vintage/ Indiana Thunderbird Club: 
Vintage Thunderbirds of Kansas City:
Thunderbirds of Manitoba:
Waterwonderland Michigan:
Indianapolis Chapter  http://www.vtcin.com