Norm Galvin planed a fun day for us touring several locations in the Philomath & Monmouth area. Saturday morning June 16th five Classic Thunderbirds, one '57 Ford Sunliner, one Retro Bird one Explorer plus one other vehicle with 18 club members and guests met at the rest area just south of the Boone Bridge on I-5. We headed south to Philomath where we visited three wineries and a restaurant for lunch. Gary Coe and Susan Jensen had car problems with their Black 1955 Thunderbird and didn't make it to Philomath. Along the way heavy smoke started coming from one of the rear wheels and according to John Calkin there was even a brief burst of flame from the wheel. Gary had the car towed home but hadn't looked into it when this writer contacted him on the 17th. The most important thing is no one was hurt and they got the car and themselves home safely. Our first stop was Spindrift Cellars that is owned by Norm & Cheri's daughter and son-in-law. They had some light snacks available for us and several of their wines were available for sampling. Head to Spindrift's website (http://www.spindriftcellars.com) and checkout their Facebook page. I understand they have posted a video of the Thunderbirds leaving their parking lot. From there we made the extremely long (1 mile) drive to Eats & Treats for lunch. They had a room ready for us along with a great BBQ rib lunch. They were so ready the lunch was served in less than 10 minutes to all of us. From there we headed to Lumos wines where several enjoyed their available wines. Their deck offered an outstanding view of the Willamette Valley and Mary's Peak in the distance. Our last stop was at Emerson Vineyards in Monmouth. After enjoying their offerings we all headed home by different routes. Thanks to Norm Galvin for putting together this event The weather was absolutely perfect and except for Gary's breakdown it was a wonderful day.