The Super Coupe Club of America (SCCoA) was started in March of 1996 by Bill
Hull of Charlottesville, Virginia. Hull managed the club from its inception
until September of 1999 when he asked if Bill and wife Patty Evanoff to
assume the leadership role. Hull and Evanoff had already been working
closely on the club for quite some time and Evanoff had been editing the
club newsletter, Chargin' Thunder, for over a year. Now at the start of
2003, I have been tapped to serve as interim coordinator. My main task is to
setup a new structure for the club to allow more leadership by the
membership. I hope we can accomplish this in the first half of 2003!
The SCCoA is under going some changes in 2003. New dues, club structure and
joining information will be available later in the year. For more up to date
information on club restructuring go to our bulletin board at forums.sccoa.com.
Our club motto is "Dedicated to the Preservation and Performance of the
Thunderbird Super Coupe, 1989 - 1995 and the '89/90 supercharged Cougar
XR7". Our members are a diverse group. They range from grandmothers in their
80s to hot footed 16 year-olds who just received their license to drive.
Blue and white-collar professionals from every walk of life, house wives,
students, and numerous Ford Motor Company engineers grace our membership list.
The Thunderbird SC was a highly sophisticated and technologically advanced
car when it was offered in 1989. It was the first mass-produced supercharged
car and offered anti-lock brakes, sequential fuel injection, an intercooler,
an electronically controlled suspension, and drop-dead gorgeous styling. All
these features combined together with an affordable price were unheard of in
1989. I believe Ford's lack of advertising for the SC and the public's fear
of technology is what kept the SC from becoming an instant hit. The Super
Coupe does appear to be a intimidating car to work on yourself at first
glance and that has likely discouraged many from buying a new (when they
were still available from your dealer) or used one. By joining the SCCoA you
would be taking the first steps toward fully understanding your car and
becoming comfortable tackling minor and major maintenance items yourself. If
you are not a "Do-it-yourself" type person, then at least a mechanic won't
bamboozle you when you have your SC worked on. The 3.8L V6 appears extremely
complicated, but it is still like any other Ford 3.8L. Yes, there are six
spark plugs down there underneath all that intercooler tubing, AC plumbing,
and maze of wiring harnesses. It's really no big deal to work on and
understand your SC after you become familiar with it and browsing our
bulletin boards will help you immensely.