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I know that it is hard for you to believe, but just like the rare, elusive Blue Moon that will happen this month, on this rare occasion I have very little to say this month. Call it a quiet summer (club wise, at least) or the heat draining me of all my creativity or the millions of other plates spinning around me right now, there simply is not much to discuss.
We, of course, have the usual compliment of upcoming events that you simply don’t want to miss and there are flyers enclosed for all of them. It is, however, important that you sign up right away for Birds on the Wharf on September 30th. As you may know, Santa Clara Thunderbirds has taken over this iconic event and they are scrambling to pull it all together and need to have a head (car) count by the 15th of this month. This is a great day at the beach and worth every ounce of your effort. We’d like at least 15 cars to join the caravan and enjoy the trip down the coast.
The other significant event is the Ironstone Concours weekend in Murphy’s September 22-24. This is our annual hedonistic weekend that has led to stories that should not be told and to people being escorted to the city limits….just kidding. But we have had many great weekends there in years past and you should experience it for yourselves. Join us.
Guy & Mary Cummins are also scrambling to finalize their plans for the Jelly Belly tour on August 19th – flyer enclosed – and there are several car shows coming up that we want to populate. These include Hot August Niles on 8/13 and Hot Summer Sundays in Danville on 9/10. Let’s finish off a fabulous Summer and show off our cars. That is, after all, why we bought them….to show off.
And lastly, we are well into the planning stages for this year’s Christmas celebration, and we will be discussing the final details at this month’s meeting on the 12th. This year’s event will be a luncheon for a change and will be at The Crow Canyon Country Club in San Ramon. Join the discussion at this month’s meeting and be a part of the plan.
On the national front, you may have heard – and will hear – in your next Early Bird magazine, CTCI members passed the Bylaws amendment to accept Retro Birds into the club as full voting members. This is an exciting and long-awaited change for CTCI that will breathe new life and new members into the club and new features for all. If you are a Retro owner, I encourage you to take this opportunity to join CTCI right away, via the website ctct.org.
So, with all that being said, (contrary to my previous statements) lets make August and September great months and finish off the summer with lots of fun.
Watch out for the Blue Moon (things can get pretty weird) and I’ll see you all soon.


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