Saturday, July 17, 2010

2010 Convention Facts, Figures & Trivia


As noted in the article on the convention, CTCC members were able to capture a significant number of Trophies at the Dayton event! The story behind the construction of the Awards is a very interesting one. Ohio Valley Early Birds member Glenn Forsell had located a fallen Red Oak tree, the victim of a light­ning strike. Having determined that the once majestic Oak was to be cut up for fire wood, Glenn decided to take over 'ownership!' His plan was to fabricate the many Trophies his Club required from this giant tree. Glenn's monumental effort required the acquisition of special equipment, in­cluding the Laser machine, vital for per­forming the engraving process. Obviously, the energetic project also required burning the mid-night oil!

Glenn's talent and effort paid off hand­somely, as the finished product was in­deed unique, and very attractive.

Liz Werth was recognized as Director, Region 2.

The Early Birds of Hoosierland Club was thanked for staffing the Hospitality Room.

Bob Wenderski was the Chief Touring Judge.

A special thank you was extended to
CTCNO, CTCC and an anonymous
CTCC donor for providing the Judges'

CTCI Newsletter Contest:
Touring Class: BIRD-NEWS-Silver

Of the total 117 Judges, the following CTCC members served in this vital role:
Perry Anthony, Joel Greenberg, Bill Jurkonie, Ken Smizinski, Len Vinyard, Bob Wenderski and Jim Wilson.

Liz Werth - Served in Scoring Room

Bert Eisenhour - The only CTCI member who has attended every International Convention.

There were 328 Registrations, 592 per­sons, and a total of 1,304 room nights! Cars registered (not all came): Concours I - 57; Concours II - 25; Tour­ing - 59; Display - 65; [Retro - 14] There were 57 Trailers and 3 Motor Homes on site.

Museum Caravan - 143 signed up, 98 drove (due to early morning rain).

465 persons attended the Awards Banquet

The total bill for the Hospitality Room was $8,296.77, with the cost of donuts alone representing $1,235.25 of the total!

T~Birds driven to the Convention amas­sed a total of some 84,000 miles!

1964 -Dearborn, MI 1986 -Bend, OR
1965 - Estes Park, CO 1988 - Dallas, TX
1966 - Berkeley, CA 1990 - Williamsburg, VA
1968-Tulsa,OK 1992-Tulsa, OK
1970-Durango, CO 1994 - Dearborn, MI
1972 - Palm Springs, CA 1996 - Bend, OR
1974 - Dearborn, MI 1998- Dallas, TX
1976 -San Jose, CA 2000 - Chicago, IL
1978 - Dallas, TX 2002 - Parsippany, NJ
1980 - Cleveland, OH 2004 - Miami, FL
1982 - Toronto, Can. 2006 - Wichita, KS
1984 - Dearborn, Ml 2008 - Portland, OR

The next International Convention will be staged in Memphis, TN - August 21-25, 2012. The Memphis Classic Thunderbird Club Concours will be held indoors, a plan that worked very well, as we avoided the heat at the Wichita, KS event in 2006, - Ed.

The Ohio Valley Early Birds, CTCI Chapter Number 68, are to be commended for their dedication to accommodating a larger turnout of 'Birds and members than had been anticipated. Also, a note of appreciation to the members of the Early Birds of Hoosierland for staffing the well-stocked Hospitality Room during the entire event.

The Club reports that 99% of the feedback on the Convention is positive. It was indeed an enjoyable and memorable event!

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