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  • A Benchmark Retro Thunderbird Anniversary

    It is hard to believe, but 20 years ago today, September 28, 2001, we took delivery of FUNBIRD, our 2002 Torch Red Thunderbird. It has been a great ride, literally and figuratively. It was the first retro Bird delivered by Plaza Ford, and the only one in our area for months. It has been the catalysts for making many new friends and some great travelling adventures. Unfortunately there was one very major negative setback during this time in that my wife Lelia was only able to enjoy the car for 15 months until current medical science at the time could not prevent her passing on. Her memory, and the memory of the good times we had because of the car live on, however. It is still a great ride and I enjoy every minute behind the wheel. Heck, I enjoy just looking at it. And even washing and detailing it. I hope the car and the memories will live on in perpetuity with my family. I don't think that is going to be a problem.
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    2002 Ford Thunderbird Premium, Torch Red with Full Accent Red Interior
    2013 Ford Escape SEL (Ecoboost), Frosted Glass
    2018 Ford F150 XLT Sport, Ruby Red Metallic

  • #2
    A very special day to remember. Thanks for sharing it with us. So sorry for your loss.

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    • #3
      Looking good Skip

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      • #4
        Judy and I remember those early days.
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        • #5
          Lots of memorable times Skip . Thanks for sharing .

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          • #6
            Thanks for sharing with us. The memories are special, I know as that is what I have as a travel partner now too.

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            • #7
              Congrats, Skip. We are less than 6 weeks away. Bill Green and DavidA will be coming up soon too. Wish Gary was here for his. It's been an amazing ride.
              19 years, 168K miles, 48 States X 2 & DC, 9 Canadian provinces, 8 European countries, 3 Caribbean Islands, 3 Hawaiian Islands, 100+ National Park locations, 150+ T-bird events, 190+ retrobird diecasts/models, 13 TOTM pics & some very special friends...THANKS TBN !

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              • #8
                That’s awesome Skip, love the pictures!!
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                • #9
                  Twenty (20) years ago today, October 9th we took delivery of our Inspiration Yellow 2002 Thunderbird.
                  02 Bird yelo/yelo full accent
                  08 Ford Taurus Limited
                  17 Ford Fusion SE

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                  • #10
                    It was such a long wait for you after seeing it in August that year.
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                    • #11
                      Congratulations!. I didn't even see a retro bird until March, 2002.
                      Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. --Ben Franklin

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