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As you many have heard, we are all 66 years old on June 17th…and how many of us would give our left arm for that to be true. However, collectively – as a club – we are all the same age. And we will all celebrate that on June 29th at our 66th Anniversary event at “My Hot Cars” in San Ramon. Come one, come all – including all other T-Bird club members who are always welcome. There is a flyer inside and we are looking forward to a fabulous day of beautiful cars, beautiful people, beautiful BBQ, tech sessions, detailing demonstrations (actual detailing demonstrations this time) and so much more. Bring your car (or not), your chairs, coolers, snacks and curiosity and join the fun. See the flyer and RSVP ASAP.
Of course, the big news of the month is the “migration” of a couple of our beloved members who are escaping the chaos of California to other locales. I am speaking, of course, of Jim & Maria Guthrie vacating to Star, ID. and Susan & Mark Goldenberg escaping to Hickory, NC. I cannot adequately express how much we will miss their presence and their dedication to the club over all these years. I’m glad to say that neither of them will be leaving us as members and in fact, Mark has even taken on the job of Newsletter editor – all the way from North Carolina. That is dedication. Our other big loss for the month was the passing of Bud Riley. Bud was a longtime BATOC’r and a dedicated member who contributed greatly over the years. We will miss Bud immensely and our hearts are with Jean. We love you Bud & Jean. On a club front, it’s been a fairly quiet month in the Thunderbird world so there is not a lot for me to report or pontificate about. This is partly because not much is happening and partly because of my recent focus on completing the paint job on the “Grey Goose”, as Guy calls it. The good news is that it got it’s final paint yesterday and it will be polished and reassembled over the next month. And I must say….it is beautiful, and Susan is very glad that it is nearing completion. On that note, I must wrap this up and get back over to the body shop to pick up some parts that we let dry overnight.



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