From the Editor’s Desk – May 2013

2002 Collector's Edition of Arne Bobroff
2002 Collector’s Edition of Arne Bobroff

 Thanks to all of the new members that joined recently.

Thanks to Deb Morrison-Owens, Jim Miller, Cathy Dennison, Ryan Ortbals, Claude Hrycaiko, Arne Bobruff, Kenny Ventura and all of the other contributors to this issue! Also many thanks to Todd Stahr, Justin Kwarta, Doug Lester, Bethany Orr, Bill Simcox and Brett Campbell on their continuing technical help to our members on our message board at http://board. firebirdclub.net.

We are happy to hear that the All Firebird Lawn Show will continue in a different location. The 11th Annual All Firebird Show will be held in Somerset, New Jersey. Contact Steve Reed at stevo3364@aol.com  or at 848-992-2350. The website is http://clubs.hemmings.com/firebirdnationofnorthamerica .

Join us on Facebook at National Firebird and Trans Am Club and follow us on Twitter at firebirdclub. Classified ads will now appear in the Eagle, the eEagle, on our website, on our message board and on Facebook and Twitter.

In addition to the items found in our regular club store, more items including tote bags, caps, sweat pants, shorts and other items can be found at our Fieldhouse Club Store located at www.fieldhouse.com/nftac .

We have updated our payment form on our website to directly take credit card and PayPal payments. Your credit card is now checked for accuracy and verified and your order is placed into a shopping cart of items awaiting checkout. This type of program should be very familiar to people who pay for items on other Internet websites and is available on the PayPal/Credit Card website button. The old form will also remain for members that are comfortable with it.

Also there is a now a Local Groups/Activities section on the Club Message Board where each local club has its own section where local club items can be discussed.

You can now find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/firebirdclub  and twitter in the groups/clubs section.

We have a new and improved club message board. You can access through the club website at www.firebirdtaclub.com or directly at http://board.firebirdclub.net . We have a members only section of the message board. You can use the user id and password on page 3 of each Eagle or you can get a personal id and password. To do so, register and then login to the message board and send a message to us with a reply in this section or via email. This allows you to access the Member Only Question & Answer and Upkeep and Performance Hints Area.  It also allows you to post items in the For Sale and Wanted sections as well as photos in the Member Photos area. Also there is a now a Local Groups/Activities section.

The club has a blog located at http://blog.firebirdclub.net . Members can publish items or comments to the Blog. The Club photo gallery is located at http://photos.firebirdclub.net . The same login is used for the gallery as the Message Board. Members can download photos directly here.

We now offer a 3 year membership or renewal rate which includes a free t-shirt or tech volume II CD. The rate is $95 or $125 for members outside the USA. And in response to many members we now have a 3 year eMembership for $65 which also includes a free t-shirt or tech volume III CD. So save some money and get a free t-shirt or tech CD in the process!

Classified ads are FREE to members but now you can add photographs of your items for sale. For $15 we will include a photograph of your car or item. Also the classified ads will now appear on our website and in the eEagle.

Remember we will send out the eEagle, our email newsletter in addition to the regular Eagle for members that have given us their email address. Our website address is www.firebirdtaclub.com and our email address is info@ firebirdtaclub.com. The website has a “Members Only” section on the website. This section contains technical staff contact information, recommended repair shops, spare parts lists that members have sent in as well as complete current and past issues of the member magazine which can be viewed on-line or downloaded for printing.

You need an ID and password to access this area. You will find the current ID and password on page 3 of each issue of the EAGLE. These change with each issue so use only the current one listed. You can create your own id and password for the members only section. Use the form on the members only page to do this.

Thanks for all of your support and to this issue’s contributors and start planning now for the show season!