Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Editors Notebook- January 2008

THE CTCC CALENDAR FOR 2008 now commands our attention, as we pay a final tribute to the many activities in 2007.Thanks to the many members who contributed articles, photos and other items of interest for publication in Bird-News during 2007. A SPECIAL note of appreciation to Bob Hoge, who has enabled us to provide high-quality color-photos in our newsletter!

photo caption: CTCC President Ken Smizinski, at left, presents member Bob Hoge with The Bert Eisenhour Award for 2007 at the annual Holiday Party December 8th.

The first CTCC event for the New Year is set for January 27th at The Willowbrook Ballroom. (Look for details in the December News.) The ever-popular FREE Pizza Party at Jake's Pizza Is scheduled for February 14th. (See Pg. 10.) We are receiving more details on the 48 In '08 13,000-mile Tour that is planned to start in August. The latest information appears on page 9. While only a few CTCI members will make the entire route, Chapter Clubs are invited to join in for any portion of the 2-month long event. If you are interested in participating for 1, 2, or 3-days In August, please e-mail me with your preferences. The group will arrive in Springfield, IL at 2:46 p.m. on Thursday, August 21st. (Refer to page 6 in the December, 2007 issue of Bird-News for the scheduling in our area.)

In scanning the Barrett-Jackson catalog for their upcoming auction (January 12-20, 2008), I note that the 64 pages devoted to registered vehicles include: (3) 1955, (5) 1956 and (12) 1957 T-Birds. Three (3) of the '57s are "E" 'Birds (Dual-Quad with 270 hp - "E" production in 1957 was less than 1,500 units.)

Beginning with the February issue, we will feature a cover color-photo of your classic Thunderbird, together with the story on your purchase/restoration, etc., of the two-passenger 'Bird. Submit your photo via an e-mail attachment - or mail a quality print - together with your write-up.

Announcing the Winner of The Bert Eisenhour Award for the year 2007: Congratulations to Bob Hoge!

As a reminder, if you haven't paid your Dues for 2008, this will be your last issue of Bird-News.

-- Bert Eisenhour, Ed., Bird-News

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