On Saturday, September 12th we had 13 Thunderbirds on display during the Carlton Crush. The make up was one (1) 1955, one (1) 1956 and eleven (11) 1957’s. If you take a close look at the photos below you will see that all of them on one side of the street had their hoods open, all of them on the other side kept their hoods closed. Nobody planned that, it is just the way it worked out. The Sharps’ Caddy Bird drew a lot of attention with that big Cadillac motor in it. The wind screen behind the seats on Cliff Colvin’s car also drew a lot of attention. Most of us just sat around the cars and answered questions from those attending the Crush. As you can see in one photo we were right in the middle of the grape crushing action. There is a forklift carrying a large tote of grapes from a crusher to the next step in the wine making process. There weren’t any organized events for the club but several members wandered through the displays set up by Carlton. The event organizers gave each one of the Thunderbirds a small gift pack that included some coupons and two wine glasses. Take a look below you will see several members “holding court” under a pop up tent. Others stayed on the other side of the street in the natural shade of some trees. It was an enjoyable and relaxing day. It was a wonderful day for a top-off-the-car drive.