Recent events

Recent Events moving forward will be limited to the past 12 months. For events older than 12 months please see The Historians – Past Events page here.



October ’20

BATOC meeting at Blackhawk Museum

Saturday October 10th

See all of the meeting photos at the Event Page



August ’20

Covid drive and picnic

Saturday August 8th

ALL DRIVE AND PICNIC PICTURES CLICK HERE

Thanks to the BATOC board for a very special day of a beautiful drive and great lunch of Togos sandwiches with drinks and snacks galore. Of course, thanks to everyone who attended our socially responsible drive and picnic today.  VERY special thanks to Dave and Susan for all the work and planning the put together to make the event safe, fun and stress free (for the rest of us).



May ’20

 

Covid Flash Drive

Sunday May 24th

All flash Drive pictures CLICK HERE 

Thank you Nick!  After months of sequestration we were ready to get out of the house.   Nick CAREFULLY CHOREOGRAPHED a safe and wonderful drive for us.  starting at Our buttercup HOME-BASE, he assembled us all into a 23 car CARAVAN (see: HERDING Cats).  It was a Great drive along the BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD SURFACE streets of walnut creek and danville, through the tri-valley hills into downtown livermore and on to Mel’s Diner where he left us to use our own good sense to avoid passing unwanted cooties.

As often happens on the first spring drive on a hot day, We lost a couple cars when the started to overheat.  THe OLSON’S and Mathieson’s both had to pull over and cool down.  FORTUNATELY they were both able to make it home, but missed the end of the drive.

Thanks again to Nick Verhoek for all the work he did to put this together for us, and not to forget our fearless leader Dave Adams, always in the background keeping us aligned with guidance and advice.



February ’20

2020 Super Bowl Party – (Guthrie)

Sunday February 2nd

All Super Bowl Pictures Click Here

Wow, the Guthries did it again.  These parties just keep getting bigger and better.  WE nominate the Guthries “worlds best hosts”.  (if they had just arranged a 49ers win, it certainly would have been awarded without contention, now some little thing the Queen of England did might be serious competition) Let’s see, there were great friends, food, great friends, more food, great friends, what am I forgetting?  Ah, football and alcohol, great friends, food…  You get the idea.

All seriousness aside,  what a wonderful day it was.  Even the final score couldn’t couldn’t dampen the spirit the Guthries instilled.  Thank you Maria and Jim!

Our Hosts, Jim and Maria

 



January ’20

Presidents 2020 Mystery Tour – Escape Room (Adams)

Saturday January 11th

All Mystery Tour pictures Click Here

A BIG SHOUT OF THANKS TO DAVE AND SUSAN FOR THE MOST AWESOMEST OF TIMES!!     

The mystery was unveiled and we got more than we bargained for.   Some of us were taken by terrorists and jailed, some to a carnival, some to a Casino with no way out until we broke the bank. We had to foil the curse of Rumpelstiltskin, and we had to investigate a Chicago murder.  All of us were locked up!

Sadly we cannot show you pictures of our ordeals as the missions were all classified.   We are able to report that, while only one group was able to escape, all were rescued and no PTSD symptoms have surfaced as of this time,  perhaps due in large part to a liberal slather of libations, smoked meats and musical fruits immediately after the trauma.

Sadly, the musical fruit was too late for our illustrious leader who lacked the gas to reach the enchanted house of Smoke and Musical fruit (aka Back 40 BBQ) and had to be rescued for the second time that day.

Still, some photographic evidence is available prior to our lockup and after subsequent rescues and escapes.

 

no(Notice this sign is slightly different from the others)



December ’19

BATOC Holiday Party (Booth)

Sunday December 8th

All Party pictures Click here

To the many people who attended, I hope you had as much fun at the party as we did!  To Janet and all who helped her,  thank you so much for putting on such a wonderful event.



November ’19

BATOC Cobra Experience and Cars and Coffee

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH

Directions

More Cobra Experience Pictures here

We had a grand time today, watching the museum great multimedia movie about Shelby, browsing the museum and later, lunch at the behind the plate musium.   It has been a Carroll Shelby weekend for us!

from their website:
“Unique to our museum is the 7.2 surround sound HD film not only about the cars themselves, but about the Ford and Shelby American story.  The ultimate goal is to educate you on the unbelievable accomplishments of Ford and Shelby American during the 1960’s.  They started with nothing and won every major race including Le Mans in the GT class in 1964, and FOUR times in a row over-all from 1966-1969, for a total of FIVE times!  It is such a great part of racing history and this legacy must be told!”

 


Lunch and a Movie – FORD v FERRARI

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16TH  (JUST IN TIME TO PUMP YOU UP FOR THE COBRA EXPERIENCE)

More Ford vs Ferrari pictures HERE

Flyer: Lunch and a Movie

directions to The Rebel Kitchen Click here

directions to Livermore theater Click here

Rebel Kitchen Menu Click here

Times and details to follow.

Ford vs Ferrari flyer

THIS IS THE STORY OF CAROL SHELBY’S FIGHT TO BUILD THE FORD MK IV AND RUN IT AGAINST FERRARI AT LE MANS IN 1966.

12 NOON: PARKING AT THE REBEL KITCHEN ACROSS FROM THE THEATER AND A VERY TASTY LUNCH.

Check out the menu attached. Parking for everyone in the small lot beside the restaurant, and they will hold the spaces in front of the restaurant for us too (first come first serve on the front)

2:30 PM: FOLLOWED BY THE FORD V FERRARI MOVIE AT THE LIVERMORE THEATER.  TICKETS ARE $8.50 EACH FOR THIS EVENT

5:00 PMTHEN, FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO CHAT, BACK ACROSS THE STREET TO REBEL TO DISCUSS HOW ARROGANT THOSE FERRARI PEOPLE ARE AND HOW COOL THE FORD PEOPLE ARE.  (WELL, AT LEAST SHELBY).


Lunch with Central Coast Classy Birds, San Luis Obispo

Saturday November 2nd 

Website

BATOC was not able to attend this year 🙁   See you next year!

Time: 11:30 am
Lunch consists of: B.B. Q. Tri-Tip & Chicken or Vegetarian including Salad,
beverage, dessert,
Tax/Tip $27 per person.

JOIN US FOR ANOTHER GREAT TIME WITH THE CCCB CLUB IN SAN LUIS OBISPO.  WE ARE STILL WORKING OUT THE DETAILS, BUT SOME SPECIAL HURST CASTLE TOURS ARE IN THE WORKS.  



October ’19

Thunderbird Migration – Alameda CA

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019

Great event by the Northern California Vintage Thunderbird Classic Thunderbird Club. We all had a great time at event, the birds were beautiful and prolific.  The venue was fun, the people were awesome.

BATOC took home the 55-57 award.  I hear the Guthries are expanding their garage to hold this years awards. 🙂

All Migration pictures click here


T-Birds on the wharf – Santa Cruz CA

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

Great Show this year.  Thanks to the Monterey Bay Classic Thunderbird Club for putting on this great fundraser and to all the participants who make it great.

BATOC took home three awards with their beautiful cars

Dave Adams presented a $250 check from the club for the Partnership for Children.

Nick & Judy Verhoek 1955
Michael & Stella Ohayon retro (Mike and Stella ran off to make out on the beach and were not around to receive their award so don’t look for a picture)
Jim & Maria Guthrie 1957

SPONSORED BY MONTEREY BAY CLASSIC T-BIRD CLUB

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES



September ’19

Ironstone Concours d’elegance – Murphys, CA

FRIDAY September 27th THRU SUNDAY september 29TH, 2019

 



August ’19

Hearst Castle Weekend – San Luis Obispo, CA

FRIDAY AUGUST 23RD THRU SUNDAY AUGUST 25TH, 2019

Directions: To San Luis Obispo

A great time was had by all!   Details to follow.


Progressive Dinner Party #3

Saturday, august 3rd

All Progressive Dinner Party Pictures



July ’19

Hot Summer Sundays #1

Sunday, July 21st Downtown Danville

 



June ’19

BATOC 61st Anniversary Party and Murder Mystery

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 BEEB’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL, LAS POSITAS GOLF COURSE, 915 CLUBHOUSE DR, LIVERMORE, CA 94551

 

This year’s mystery theater was a 50’s Sock Hop theme.

All the 2019 Murder Mystery pictures here

As you may recall, last year the Murder Mystery company had to make a new award.  We were the first ever to receive the “You Got Away With Murder” Award, as no one guessed the killer.  As Karma has a way of catching up with us, we discovered a Serial Killer in our midst.   Roger Canfield was discovered to be this years killer, and as we learned too late last year, he was also responsible for that murder.  Due to the double family feud laws (or is it double jeopardy?) he cannot be re-tried, but we know the truth.

Mystery Website: The Murder Mystery Company

Directions: Beebs at Las Positas Golf Course



May ’19

CTCI Western Classic Roundup
Flagstaff, AZ

Wednesday, May 15 through Sunday, May 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTCI Convention Report
by Kathy and Tony Lloyd
We departed for Flagstaff on Sunday, May 12th (Mother’s Day). We sent the first night in Needles, CA. After breakfast, we hit the road once again arriving in Flagstaff around 4 pm. We checked into Little America and got settled in. Tuesday we were on our own and we did a little exploring on our own. we also checked in for the convention. On Wednesday, May 15 Kathy took the bus trip to Sedona and had fun exploring all the little shops. Tony stayed behind and
washed the car. On Thursday, May 16 it was time to get serious putting the final touches on the car. We once again entered the Touring class. I leaned on the car for four hours and was quite pleased at how the little bird looked. We went back to our room to clean up for the Welcome Party. Tony was having a little problem with his mobility and I was lucky the hotel had a wheelchair that we could use. We got to the welcome party a little early a I wanted to be sure we got a seat. Tony was not doing well and a member of the Arizona Classic Thunderbird Club who is also a Nurse Practitioner told Tony he was suffering from Altitude Sickness. We left the party early as I had to tuck him into bed for a night of good night sleep. I left Tony in bed on Friday morning and proceeded to the judging. After the car was judged there were no other activities for me to participate in so I made my way back to our room as I was feeling a little tired. We both took afternoon naps. That evening was the Western BBQ which featured hamburgers, chicken, sausage, numerous salads plus dessert.

I was not feeling very hungry. After dinner, we were on our way back to our room when I had to step outside for fresh air. Unfortunately, I ended up getting sick. This time it was Kathy’s turn to be tucked in bed. Unfortunately, I ended up getting sick. This time it was Kathy’s turn to be tucked in bed. On Saturday, May 18 I told Tony that I really felt awful and we missed the driving tour and found our way to the local hospital. We were both diagnosed with altitude sickness. Kathy was a little worse than Tony. After promising we were going to leave Flagstaff, the Doctor finally released us. We got back to the hotel where the banquet was
just getting started. We took third place in our touring class. First thing Sunday morning we packed up the car for the trip home. We made it to Barstow, CA and settled in at the Hampton Inn. Monday morning we were back on the road and made it to Bakersfield where we stopped for gas. Tony was not able to get the car started as the starter took a crap. I found a 2014 copy on the CTCI Roster in the trunk and started calling anyone I could find in Bakersfield to answer
the phone. That’s when we found our guardian angels, Michael and Kathi Parks. This was around noon. Michael had what was necessary to get the starter removed. He took Tony to a rebuilder. Kathi kept Kathy company. Thanks to their help the car was fixed and we were once again on the road home. The one thing we learned this trip is we do not do well in altitude. We do best at sea level.


Cinco de Mayo

Well, there wasn’t much planned in May, so we had an impromptu gathering on Cinco de Mayo weekend. This group is always ready to party! We met at Mexico Lindo Restaurant in Pleasanton and had a delicious dinner of Margaritas, Chips, and various Mexican specialties. It was a fun evening.



April ’19

BATOC Whale Watching Trip

Sunday, April 14, 2019 All Day – Moss Landing, CA

Great time, Great food, BIG whales.

More Whale Watching pictures

What a day on the water.  “The High Spirits”, operated by Blue Ocean Whale Watch, and Captain Kate Cummingsteated us like the royalty that Kim Dixon actually is.

Kim set us the most fantastic day ever.   A school of dolphins running formation, seals, and whales all over.  Top it off with an outstanding meal at Phil’s fish house and you get a day to remember.


March ’19

Oakland Aviation Museum takes the little birds under their wings

Sunday, March 17th 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Oakland, CA

Directions: 8252 Earhart Rd, Oakland, CA 94621

Museum Website

See all the pictures from this event.  Click here

NorCal Vintage Thunderbird Club invited BATOC to take part in a great event, the Open Cockpit Day at the Oakland Air Museum. Nick Verhoek organized a fun and (don’t tell anyone) educational day at the OAM,  We ate and explored and chatted and bought bargain books.  Some of us even got to play Indiana Jones on the flying boat “City of Cardiff” that appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark movie.  As you can see in the pictures, the guys are nearly indistinguishable from Harrison in our sexy handsomeness. (eat your heart our Blake Shelton).

The museum had a truly great event.  The Friends of Ken Band. played some great music.  The folks loved the old birds and planes (not us) and fun was had by all.

 

 


 

FOOD
A food vendor and eating area will be set up so you can spend the day and have lunch.

Open Cockpit Day invites museum visitors to sit in various aircraft.
Santa Clara Masonic Lodge will off refreshments for purchase.

St Patrick’s Day Fun Lunch at First Street Alehouse

First Street Ale House in Livermore

Saturday, March 16th 12 Noon to 2 PM

Small group, big fun.  We had a great time with our friends at the Alehouse.

(St Patrick flyer)


Bowling for Fun

MARCH 9TH, DIRECTLY AFTER THE MEETING

Granada Bowl, 1620 Railroad Ave, Livermore (directions)

Dinner afterward at Castle Rock Restaurant, then desert at the Guthrie’s

A fun-filled day planned by Maria and Jim Guthrie

 

See all the pictures: 2019 bowling for fun pictures

STRIKE, SPARE, OR GUTTER BALL
NO MATTER YOUR SKILL – THERE was FUN FOR EVERYONE!



February ’19

SuperBowl LIII

Sun. February 3, 2019

Flyer; 2019Super Bowl

Another great Super Bowl Party at Guthrie’s home.  Next year, we watch the game too!  Super Bowl Sunday – Record Setting Victory
Maria and Jim Guthrie threw their annual Super Bowl bash. There was a tremendous turnout with wonderful goodies and fun times for all. Well, you have to hand it to Brady, Belichick and the Patriots – they are a true dynasty. Brady is now the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl, and Belichick is the oldest coach to win one. They are a great team. The LA Rams didn’t quite have it this year, but being such a young team, we will probably be seeing a lot more of them in the future. We enjoyed celebrating Tony Lloyd’s and Maria Guthrie’s birthdays as well. Thanks to the Guthrie’s for making it a wonderful day!



January ’19

Presidents Mystery Tour

SAT. JANUARY 19, 2019

Flyer: Mystery tour 2019

THE FIRST BATOC CRUISE OF 2019, WE CARAVANed THROUGH SOME NEW BACK ROADS TO WIND OUR WAY THROUGH FARM COUNTRY AND LEARN THE REAL MEANING OF FARM TO TABLE AT THE CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE MUSEUM IN WOODLAND. A FABULOUS COLLECTION OF TRULY AMAZING VEHICLES FROM TRACTORS AND HAY SQUEEZERS TO PLOWS, DOZERS, STEAM ENGINES, AND ANTIQUE BUSES. EVERYTHING THAT GOT IT FROM FARM TO TABLE…..IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS.
AND THEN, OF COURSE, WE had A FABULOUS AFTERNOON LUNCH FROM THE FARMS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IN OUR DESTINATION TOWN OF WINTERS at Bud’s Pub & Grill who even made us a custom menu.  Bud, you have been holding out on us!