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PREZ MESS

ANNIVERSARY, ANNIVERSARY AND EXTRAVAGANZA

If you don’t know what those words mean, you’re not keeping up. If you do know what they mean, have you signed up for them yet? If you have, YEA…..move to the head of the class. If you have not signed up for them, I repeat…you’re not keeping up.
All joking aside. As you know, this June is BATOC’s 65th Anniversary, as the oldest – and original – Thunderbird club in the world. We are very proud of that, and we will commemorate that with a full weekend of activities on June 24 & 25th at Specialty Sales Classics in Fairfield and it will include all the other Thunderbird clubs throughout Northern California with 50 – 60 Thunderbirds of all vintages…including yours’. Fun, cars, games, tours, food, demonstrations, tech sessions, classic cars of all kinds, special presentations, poker run, train rides, more food, more cars, prizes, awards and sooooo much more. There is a signup form inside and I would like to see everyone in this club joining us for this amazing weekend of fun. Let’s see our biggest turn out ever.
I am also encouraging everyone to join our Sacramento club brothers in their Thunderbird Extravaganza weekend on June 3 & 4th. Again, Thunderbirds galore, fun everywhere you look, swap meets, museums, bus tours, food and cars from literally all over the world. There will also be a special remembrance and celebration for Gil Baumgartner who did so much for the Thunderbird-ing world. Gil passed away last week after a fall and broken hip. We will all miss Gil. Again, a signup form is inside and we would like all Birds on deck for this fabulous event. If you have questions about either event, do not hesitate to call me anytime.
In hindsight….we also had an amazing day at the ballpark thanks to the Oakland A’s and the 1973 World Champion team as we escorted these amazing players on to the field before the game against the Mets. If you didn’t see it live, here’s a link to the entire televised event. Check it out. https://www.mlb.com/athletics/video/a-s-celebrate-1973-ws-champions
I also want to take a moment to thank all of the Anniversary committee members for their tireless efforts to put together our celebration weekend. And, a big round of applause and Thank You’s to the entire crew at Specialty Sales Classics in Fairfield for making this possible and graciously turning over their entire facility and showroom for our benefit. Thank You Tom, Rory, Lisa, Jeremy and Ken. We appreciate you all.
I am sure that I am forgetting something or someone and for that I apologize. If I remember what it is, I’ll let you know. See you all at this month’s meeting on the 13th and again, please send in your signup sheets for these two events ASAP. They will be well worth your time.
Luv Ya All,
DAVE

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