Thunderbird Model News - 022 - Ford's 100th Birthday Party

Hi

Is it as HOT where you are, as it is here ? In wet, Foggy England we have just had :-

The hottest June since 1976

Yesterday, 88 degrees - we are further North than Maine but it was 4 degrees hotter than Miami !

At least we are not in South West France which just got hit with 99mph winds and 7 inches of rain in 24 hours.

Global Warming?

Well, something just persuaded the UK government to invest $10 billion in 3 offshore "Wind Farms" to supply "Clean" Electricity to 4 million Households


Ford 100th Anniversary

Apart from the Matchbox 1:43 1955 model I mentioned in N/L21, MiniChamps (aka Paul's Model Art) have released an open top 1955 for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Ford, very nice moulding and detailing, but I think the radio Antenna is a bit on the long side? It's at least twice the height of the windscreen.

This is the same MiniChamps who released the 1:43 2002 T-Bird in the James Bond Collection.

I have posted an interesting Field Report by my "roving Reporter" of the actual Celebrations http://www.tbirduk.com/field/ford_100.htm
Many Thanks to Steve (and Family)


And Finally, a bit of a teaser !

Is there a second version of the Matchbox 1:43 "Coke Billboard" car on the way ? The one released in 2001 was pale Green (not really Seafoam in my opinion) http://www.tbirduk.com/HTML/mb-dyCoke_2001.asp

However if you go to http://www.matchbox.com/us/search.asp
and put thunderbird in the Search Box
....... It sure looks like a new color (black?) and logo to me ?

Good Hunting

Pete
Sent: 16 Jul 2003
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