Frank Stubbs Phase One Supercharged 1957 T-Bird
Carm bought this car for me as a Christmas present in 1969. I had wanted a T Bird ever since I saw the first advertisements. It was 1969 when we felt we could afford two cars. It had to be a 57 T Bird I could work on. I had looked at it in August in a dark garage with single 60 watt bulb and dirt floor. Seller and I could not agree on a price. Carm bought it from him in early December at my price. After backing it out of the garage I could clearly see I did get a car that needed more work than I thought, driving it home it made lots of weird noises. A few days later my neighbor and I pulled the engine and tranny. After opening the engine I found the Crank was very very flat. By 72 I had it back together and painted (not a real restoration by any means). Around this time I found it is an "E" Bird. I painted it again in 74 for a Clark Marshall car show. I finished a body off restoration in time for the regional in Yakima, in 93 I think
This car has no pet name, it is just a T Bird.
This is the 3rd T-Bird we’ve had; all were‘57s, but the last two were never restored to this condition. The rare color combination of late’57 Gunmetal Gray with Red interior, plus having every available option, including the Continental Kit, were major deciding factors to bringing this car back to its original condition. We enjoy driving it and going on tours with the club.
Marion Veer 1st T-Bird
At age 16 I purchased the black 1956 T-bird from an auto dealer in downtown Bellevue. Our local First National Bank of Redmond decided I needed to build a credit rating so they gave me a loan in my own name and my payments were $69 a month. At that time it took every penny I had to make those payments! I loved that car but decided to sell it four years later since the top leaked and I did not have a garage to keep it dry.
John and Marion Veer
"Rosebud" from Ray Miller and Linda Dunn
I first laid eyes on this 57 'bird when I was 13 years old and visiting my Aunt in Albany, Oregon. I feel in love on my first top-off ride in this beauty in 1967. This was a gift from her husband and she became the second owner. My Uncle was not fond of the original color, Dusk Rose, so it received a facelift to all-white. Years later, a call from my Aunt let me know that the car was on the block to be sold. Without much thought I snapped up the car and kept it in the family. With some help from Frank Stubbs and others, restoration began and I decided to give the old girl what she deserved--her original color. She now resides in Cle Elum, Washington where the winters are long and cold, but she makes up for lost time on long summer rides!
Chuck & Julie Birch 1957
Chuck and Julie picked up their second '57 in March of '07 after losing their first one to a Harley (totaled both the car and bike) in Sept. of '06. Julie is real happy with TWE-T
Cathy Stubbs 1957 E Model in Seaspray Green
Frank Stubbs 1st '57 T-Bird
From 1971, notice the gas price in the background
Bruce Eardley 1955
Bruce Eardley - 1955 T'bird
I bought this T'bird in 1997. It had been stored in a garage, unused, for about nine years after it's owner passed away. It had a complete restoration in 1978 and just needed a lot of cleaning and "get it running" when I found it. This was my first classic, and holds a special place in my heart and garage.