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The Santa Clara Valley Thunderbird Club is excited to be hosting the 2013 CTCI Region 3 Convention at the San Jose Airport
Garden Hotel, 1740 N. First Street, San Jose, California. For hotel reservations phone 1-408-793-3300 and ask for the
"Birds by the Bay" rates of $89 per night. We cordially invite all CTCI members to save the date to participate in the
convention while enjoying our mild summr weather and fascinating regional venues. We are offering a fascinating Bus Tour
across the Golden Gate Bridge and to Fisherman's Wharf in picturesque San Francisco, an inspiring tour of NASA Ames facility
in Mt. View and a beautiful Driving Tour through the tree-lined Santa Cruz Mountains to the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk.
For what SCVT believes is a first for a CTCI convention, we are offering the "Underbird Class" competition. If your car does
not qualify as a concours, touring or display car competition, check into entering our SCVT Underbird class. In other words,
the most "needy" Thunderbird will end up with a trophy. This is a people's choice award. The only rule is that it must be
driven in (or maybe a strong push will do it). It cannot be trailered in. This "prestigious" event will be held on Friday.
For more information and registration visit our web site at
http://santaclaravalleytbirds.com or call Convention Co-Chairs
Gene Cox, 408-593-4307 or Larry Maness, (408) 219-7716. Look for our ads in the EarlyBird that will describe
registration, events and tours.
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Registration Form and Convention information
"Thunder in the Heartland" will be hosted by The Hawkeye Classic Thunderbird Club at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa. The Sheraton is offering a room rate of $89. which is also available 2 days before and 2 days after the convention dates. There is complimentary hotel shuttle service from the Des Moines International Airport available. A free hotel shuttle service is also available for a 3 mile radius from the hotel. This radius includes venues for dining and several shopping malls with upscale stores. Valley Junction is also in the 3 mile radius. It is a renovated railraod district with a collection of more than 120 retail businesses, including boutiques, antiques, restaurants and specialty stores. Living History farms is also in the 3 mile radius. This attraction is a 500 acre open air museum depicting Midwestern agriculture and rural life in the 1700-1900s. For more information contact Marsha Hash, event chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org The updated registration form is now on the HCTC website at http://www.hawkeyethunderbirdclub.com The West Des Moines Sheraton's website is http://www.Sheraton.com/westdesmoines The Convention room rate guarantee cutoff date is July 10, 2013. Please call 888-627-8043 and mention CTCI Region 2 Convention when making the reservations.
Mockingbird Run is the fifth in a series of events held in Tennessee and is hosted by the Rebel Classic Thunderbird Club of Northeast TN. Chapter 62. A great gathering of Thunderbirds is planned in the Johnson City area with the host Hotel being The Carnegie Hotel. Attendees will tour the Borla Performance Exhaust facility and after the tour, attendees will sample the local cuisine. Attendees will also visit the Gray Fossil Museum. This site has been dated with artifacts that are 4-5 million years old. There is only one other site like this in the country. The weekend will be topped off by a visit to the Bristol Motor Speedway. "The world's fastest half mile." The event will also include beautiful country drives, antique show and attendance at a weekly cruise in event. For more information contact: Ed Fennell at (423) 341-4586 email@example.com
Please join The Music City Classic Thunderbird Club at the 1st Annual Monell's Car Show. All classes of cars and trucks are welcome to join in the fun at Monell's located on the grounds of the Fitzgerald Manor 562 South Water Ave., Gallatin, TN. Starting with a good ole family style breakfast or brunch in the Manor home and later with a picnic style lunch which will be served on the lawn. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and awards at 3 p.m. with the top 25 cars receiving awards. There are plenty of shade trees so bring your chairs and enjoy the music and fun with lots of door prizes to be given away. For more information contact: Carl Carter at (615) 449-8088 e-mail TBirdCarl@mcctc.net or call Clyde Barcus at 615-822-2135.
Sadly, it has been decided that this year's annual "Birds in the Dells" event will be the last and hopefully the largest get together in the past 40 years. The clubs represented are the Classic Thunderbird of Wisconsin, Mini Birds of Minnesota, Southern Wisconsin Classic Thunderbird Club, and this year's host club, the Fox Valley Early Birds.
For this final "Dells" get together, we are inviting all past and present members of those clubs, as well as anyone from the Illinois and Michigan clubs, to join us for a fun weekend in beautiful Door County. You do not have to own a T-Bird to attend, but if you have one, shine it up and bring it along. There will not be car judging or trophies at this last "Dells" event. We want you to just enjoy yourself and share memories with old and new acquaintances.
A fish fry is planned for Friday night with Bingo and a s'mores bonfire afterward. The banquet will be on Saturday night, with a band playing all those oldies but goodies. There will also be raffles and door prizes. Throughout the weekend, Door County will keep you busy with lots of shopping, touring, wine tasting, and golfing...or you can relax and do nothing.
We are going back to the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor, WI. Rooms have been set aside until July 31, 2013. To sign up for this weekend event, get your registration form by contacting Cindy or Frank at (920) 826-4440 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org If you want to reserve your room early at the Landmark Resort, you can call them direct at 1-800-273-7877. Make sure you tell them you're with the Thunderbird group.
The Earlybirds of Southern California (CTCI chapter #7) and the Thunderbirds of Southern California will be hosting the 40th Annual Pageant of the Thunderbird. The longest running All Thunderbird show in Southern California at Twila Reid Park at 3100 W. Orange Ave in Anaheim near Beach Blvd. Open to all Ford Thunderbirds 1955-2005-original, modified or custom. Shady park with food available for purchase on site. Music with a D.J. and raffle prizes too! Judging is based on Fit, Finish and Workmanship. 18 Trophy classes and two People's Choice Trophies. Special Invitational Class for all 1955 Ford cars and trucks. $30 early registration by Sept 1st or $35 at the gate. For more show information contact BJ Bjorklund (714) 490-0613 or e-mail email@example.com For registration, contact Helen Morin (562) 972-7734.
The International Convention held in Wichita, Kansas was a huge success with 150 TBirds showing inside an air-conditioned facility. Click here to see the cars
The 2007 Region 6 Convention was held in Ontario, California. Click here to see some pictures taken at the event.
The 2008 International Convention, sponsored by the Rose City Thunderbirds, was held in Portland, Oregon. Click here to see some pictures taken at the event.