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Happy New Year!

57 Thunderbird porthole window with Trixie

Christmas came & went in a flash, but don’t worry – there are still some upcoming surprises for you Tbirders! Just after New Year (allowing for recovery time), Cranksters’ Hot Summer Nights Event will be held again at Herne Hill, on the verdant expanse of the Swan Athletics Club Oval.

Bring the family for a twilight Cruise-In Event, with food & drinks available, plus music & kids’ entertainment. Only $10 per car. Last year we had 4 Thunderbirds, see some pics here.


Xmas Beach Breakfast 2011

Thunderbirds Xmas Pancake Breakfast 2011

A great turn-out for this year’s Breakfast Meet – despite one or two sore heads from early Christmas celebrating. We upgraded to directional signage this year (thanks to Sign-On), and even allowed a Lincoln or two to join in.
See the morning’s events in the Technicolour gallery. And stay tuned for news on a Drive-In Cruise in the New Year (sign up for updates in the sidebar & never miss a trick!).


2011 Tbird Xmas Breakfast

Thunderbird Xmas Run December 4th, 2011

Yessirree – it’s that time again!

The annual Tbird Christmas Breakfast is the must-do event for Perth T-birders: a friendly chit-chat and meet-up at Floreat Beach carpark, followed by breakfast at The Kiosk Floreat Beach.

The Kiosk guys make the best (yep, I mean it) pancakes, and fabulous breakfast food. Hey, they are licensed too, so if you’re feeling really celebratory you can indulge in a champagne. It’s been known to happen.

So do plan on getting the Bird running, we’d love to see you there, ya hear?


All Ford Day 2011 – Bassendean Oval

1964 Ford Thunderbird

Earlier this week, rain was forecast for today, but Tracy insisted that All Ford Day is always, but always, hot & cloudless. And it was.

The UV rating was probably as high as the pulse level of revheads as Ford-lovers converged on Bassendean Oval.

There was a great turnout of Thunderbirds, especially from the Golden days of ’57 – ’66. Checkout the gallery, also featuring other notable Fords.
See pics here.


Pimp My Garage

Graffiti hot rod images wall

Well O.K., I’m not a pimp, this isn’t my garage, and no TBirds were involved. But hey, anyone could apply this concept to a spare garage wall at home, as long as your wife doesn’t mind hanging out her washing in front of some hot rod ‘art’.

With the aid of an overhead projector (old school) and a couple of mates from the Cranksters Rod & Kustom Club (also old school, apart from young Ben), and with the inducement of beers and BBQ, we painted a vacant wall at the company yard (sick of staring at that blank brick wall!).

The closest thing to a pimp would be found at the fine establishment around the corner, referred to colloquially as the ‘Rub & Tug’. But ladies, your husbands were all well-behaved and were restricted to the premises.

Only problem was, incoming gear returned to the yard the next week somewhat obscured our handiwork.

The subject matter? – a late-20s track racer, custom ’41 Ford coupe, and a ’36 Ford coupe. Materials required – a tin of red paint, black paint, couple of brushes, and a few steaks.


Deville’s Pad: Hot Rods from Hell

A short deviation from Thunderbirds, to bring you some of the fantastic happenings at Deville’s Pad’s hootin’ tootin’ gasoline-fuelled event today.

More leopard-print than a Johnny Weissmuller film, more smoke than a Marlboro convention, more sun and throbbing engines than Daytona Beach!

Where else can you see Hot Rods, tattoos, barbers, babes, BBQ meat, vintage gear, magicians, tiki cocktails, & fab bands… all in one place? Josh & Babs – you stage events like nobody else! See the pics from this fab afternoon here.


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