48 In 08
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Welcome to our capital tour site!
The "48 in 08" was a Classic Thunderbird tour
to raise awareness of the
McPherson College
Automotive Restoration Department

After "48 in 08", we went on the road, again.
In 2009, we cruised to the capital of the
49th state admitted into the union!
Information about the '49th in 09' tour is at
After the North to Alaska trip,
we had to go on the road, one more time,
to the 50th State Capitol in 2010. Check it out at


We are members of the Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI). We thoroughly enjoy driving our T-birds and wanted to do something to be sure our cars, and other classic cars, are preserved for future generations. Therefore, we decided to support McPherson College which is the only four-year, accredited college with a major in Automotive Restoration in the United States.
While driving our 1955-57 Thunderbirds to each of the lower 48 State capitals in 2008, we wanted to raise awareness of the McPherson College Automotive Restoration Department, our classic Thunderbird hobby, and CTCI.
The tour started the evening of July 24, 2008, in Sacramento, CA, and ended 61 days later on September 22 in Phoenix, AZ. The 61 days included attending the CTCI International Convention in Portland, OR, July 28 to August 3, 2008.

President Ron and Robin Hovis, and their 1956 T-Bird

Dan Hudachek, Director Auto Restoration, McPherson College


Cruisin' 48 in 08

Webmaster: Lucy Clark at 48in08@earthlink.net

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