Saturday, November 8, 2008

All Thunderbird Car Show


On Sunday, September 21st the Chicagoland Thunderbird Club held a Car Show at the A&W/KFC in Lombard. It was a perfect day with a couple dozen Thunderbirds of all years on display. There were many spectators who were browsing around, asking questions and just admiring all the cars. Art and Gail Hascek, with the help of Laura Hascek and Mike Cielenski, had their 2005 Thunderbird and 1957 Thunderbird on display. Many came by the 1957 T-Bird and asked Art many questions, and they were in awe that he was 92 and has had the car since 1957. This was Dad's first car show and he was excited to talk to everyone about his cars. More cars showed up towards the end of the day, due to them showing at the Cantigny Show, one of whom was Club member Pete Kramer. The show drew to a close with the raffle drawings in which Gail Hascek won twice. Lucky Girl... Then the big announcement: Art & Gail Hascek had won First Place for their 1957 T-Bird! There were a few damp eyes when Art went up and accepted the trophy. On the way home, as I followed in the '05 Bird, I could see Dad ahead, holding the trophy in his lap. It was a proud moment for all of us. He is still in shock; we all are so happy for him. As I stated above, it was a perfect day!
- Laura Hascek

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