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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-12-2005, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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50th anniversary of the Thunderbird

If you're a true bird enthusiast, this event is for you. I've ran into some of the older bird people who don't really like the mn12s but, i don't really care. I might og to these.
June 17, 2005 Water Wonderland Thunderbird Club, Dearborn, MI
Event at Ford World Headquarters Limited to 300 vehicles
Website: http://members.aol.com/vintagetbirds/

June 18 – 19, 2005 Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI
Website: http://www.hfmgv.org/village/events...ter/default.asp
(special celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Thunderbird)
Looking for vehicles from 1933 to 1973. Advance Registration required.
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That WWT club as two or three MN12s in there group last time I went to one of there events. Two where stock but one guys had some mods and was even showing it down at the 100th Ford party.

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I'm going to these events for sure. Maybe a mini meet with my brethren? (hint hint)
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I got page not found on the 2nd link, any more details? How late does it go on the 19th?

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OK I called Henry Ford and they directed me to this website concerning the event on the 18th &19th.
http://thehenryford.org/village/even...er/default.asp

Thunderbird Highlight
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Thunderbird at a special display near Town Hall
I asked were the birds being displayed at a particular time, and was told that they weren't, they'd be on display all day. So unless this turns into a group event, I'll get down there sometime Sunday to check them out.

Popular Choice Voting
Vote for your favorite vehicles! Award ceremony takes place Sunday afternoon.

Pass-In-Review Parades
Sit back in the bleachers and listen to automotive historians and experts share “car talk” as the vintage vehicles pass by in parade.

Saturday, June 18
11:00am Highlight Cars
11:30am Bicycles
1:30pm 1959-1950 Pass-In-Review
3:30pm 1949-1933 Pass-In-Review

Sunday, June 19
11:00am Highlight Cars
1:00pm 1960-1973 Pass-In-Review
3:30pm Race Cars, Commercial, Motocycles & Motor Scooters

Award ceremony will follow the last Pass-In-Review

Junior Driver’s Ed
Kids 6 and under can get behind the wheel in a reproduction pedal car

Lecture
Bombs and Fins: American Automobile Design in the 1950s
Benson Ford Research Center
Noted GM designer William Porter will talk about the radical changes in the look of the American automobile that shook up the conservative decade of the 1950s.

Motor Muster - Call for Vehicles
Greenfield Village’s Motor Muster is looking for some specific cars. On June 18 & 19, 2005, the Motor Muster celebrates the golden age of the American Automobile, 1933-1973. This unique car show features not only rare and beautiful classics, but cars the everyday American drove. If you, or anyone you know owns any of the following cars, we would love to hear from them:
The AMC Marlin, Gremlin, Hornet and the even the Matador and the Pacer, the Ford Pinto and the Chevrolet Vega.

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50 Years Of Thunderbird

June 17, 2005 -- Noon To 5 Pm


Ford World Headquarters - Dearborn


Location -- Michigan Avenue East Of Southfield X-way

Gathering Of 50 Years Of Thunderbirds

Hot Dogs And Soft Drink Provided By Ford For Driver
We Recommend You Bring Extra Food & Soft Drinks For Yourselves

Gifts From Ford Motor Company To First 200 Cars

Many Valuable And Collectible T-bird Items

Escorted Cruise After The Show

Ford Executives On Hand During Show


Cars Must Be Pre-registered

Check In Begins Noon -- Show 1 To 5 Pm
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