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President's Message

 


JULY 2018

 

Hello Club Members,

 

We’re havin'  a heat wave, a tropical heat wave....if it ain't one thing, it’s another.  Either we are getting rained on or we are fighting heat stroke.  (Yes, I would like some cheese and crackers with that whine!)

 

Such is the case at our first June event on June 16th, The Kavelcade of Kool Car Show at the RM Auction Park in Auburn.  With temperatures in the upper 90's we did have some relief with some shade from the trees and a little breeze blowing.  The show was sponsored by the local car club The Shifters. 

 

Joining us were Keith Landis, 1963 Thunderbird Convertible, Bud Gibson and his grandson, 1964 Mercury Monterey Convertible, Larry Sneary and his 1964 Thunderbird Convertible, Greg and Amy Minnich and their 1955 Convertible, Larry Kwolek and his 2003 James Bond Edition Thunderbird, myself in my 1966 Thunderbird Convertible, and Bob Steffan, in his 1965 Landau.

  

Speaking of Bob Steffan, it was the maiden voyage of his newly restored Landau and you should see it!  It has had a complete new paint job, new trunk liner, engine detailed to the max and factory air conditioning added.  It is now probably one of the nicest Thunderbirds in the club.  Now he just has to get it to an International Thunderbird Convention and have it judged.  I think it is a contender for Senior Car Status. 

 

So we are all sitting there, enjoying each other’s company, all of the convertibles with their tops down, when a pop up rain shower suddenly came upon us.  We barely had time to get our tops up when it stopped.  Such is life.  

 

One thing that we saw was an older gentleman pulled in with his dog.  It was an older Shepherd mix and he left him in his car and just walked away.  A car show is no place for a dog, especially in the heat of that day.  We did share our water with him, then he jumped out of the car, came over right behind where Bud was sitting and left him a present.  For some reason, Larry K. thought is was photo worthy....see accompanying pictures. 

 

Congratulations to Larry Kwolek for winning in the top 20 cars.  It was the only Thunderbird to place.  

 

Our next club event was on Friday evening, June 29th, The Stars N' Stripes Car Show at Huntington University in Huntington.  Again, because of the heat, only about 40 cars even showed up.  Some of our members left early as it wasn't pleasant sitting in the sun on blacktop.  Congratulations to Darrell Will, 1963 Hardtop, Gene and Beth Kline, 1962 Convertible, and Roger Noll, 1966 Convertible,  all placing in the top people insane enough to attend.  Also insane, I mean attending were Larry and Helen Kwolek, 2003 James Bond Edition, and Larry Sneary, 1964 Convertible.  We also had a visit from club member Helen Stevens, always good to see her.

 

Our next club event will be on Sunday, July 8th, The Kleenit & Kruzit Car Show in Bluffton at 633 North Main Street.  (What is with all of these CUTE ways of spelling car show events, my spell check thinks I am an idiot.)   Registration is from 8 am to noon, over 25 awards given out, door prizes, etc.  Hopefully, we will be out of the current heat wave and your president will be more pleasant.  

 

THAT'S ALL THE NEWS FROM HOOSIERLAND,  COME FLY WITH US!  

Best regards, 

Roger Noll, President

HVTC

 

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