Events & Activities schedule for 2019 And beyond!

           NEW  Listings for CTCI Events (located below VTCI Events)

Hosting a VTCI Regional or International? Here are some tips
to make things go more smoothly.


2019 VTCI Northwest Regional  July 18th-20th, Spokane WA

 The Inland Northwest Thunderbird club is honored to host the 2019 VTCI NW Regional Thunderbird Family Reunion

This club has always said that Thunderbird owners are family and that is the reason we call it a family reunion.  We hosted our first Reunion in 2009 introducing the participants to some of the NW Summer events and area scenery.  This yearís event will do the same.

When you visit Spokane, it wonít take you long to realize you have arrived someplace special.  The spectacular scenery and incredible weather make Spokane a terrific destination to host an event like this.  Spokane offers an abundance of activities for the outdoor enthusiast from:  hiking, skiing, mountain biking, boating, swimming and fishing.  Along with the outdoor adventures you will be amazed to find world-class urban amenities right at your fingertips.  The city provides plenty of cultural arts, shopping, dining and entertainment options to choose from.  We promise, you will soon discover why visitors fall in love with Spokane. 

Wednesday 17thIf plenty of our family will be arriving on Wednesday we will open registration after dinner and have a Welcome Dessert Party.  This will be a celebration of Thunderbirds coming together to reunite old friendships and to make new ones!

Thursday 18th-Enjoy the day on your own exploring Spokane Valley, free shuttle to nearby Valley Mall and surrounding area.  Spend the day shopping, sightseeing or just kick back and relax before the evening festivities get underway.  We will be attending the Inland Northwest Car Club Council Downtown Scholarship Show, where there will be over 400 cars; customs, classics and rods.  The Thunderbirds will be parked on the main street and a special trophy to be awarded to a lucky family member.

Friday 19th-Come enjoy a bus tour of some of the great houses in Spokane and then the beautiful Manito Park.  Officially established in April 1904 and has evolved from an undeveloped recreational area with a few flower beds, picnic spots, and a zoo to one of Spokane's primary showplaces. Comprised of five major garden areas (the Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden, Duncan Garden, Rose Hill, Lilac Garden and Ferris Perennial Garden), Manito Park is nationally recognized for its diverse horticultural displays.  There we will enjoy a catered lunch, and then it is off to more exploring ending at Arbor Crest for wine tasting if you so choose.

The evening will be on your own, however we have arranged for transportation to Northern Quest Resort & Casino.  There you can enjoy several dining options, shopping and gaming:

Saturday 20th-Time for the show!!!  A short drive from the hotel to the Brookdale Park Place Ė Senior Living, it is a wonderful location on the grass under the tall trees.  The residents will be there to greet us and enjoying the show.  This will be a participant judged show with the option of having your car judged based on VTCI criteria for informational purposes.  This will help you get your Thunderbird ready for the 2020 VTCI International in Portland Oregon.  The evening will be capped off with a Backyard Family Bar-B-Que Awards banquet.

Sunday 21st-Time to say au revoir, until we meet again.-I know you will enjoy your time visiting us in Spokane

Please call or email or check us out on the VTCI website, if you have any questions:-(509) 999-9145 or

We look forward to welcoming you to our Family Reunion. 

Meet me in Spokane!            


2019 VTCI International  August 8 - 11, 2019

Westin Hotel Princeton

Princeton, New Jersey

Yes, everyone, we are having a 2019 VTCI international convention. Was there ever any doubt. We need to give a huge THANK YOU to Jim Cappuzzo for not giving up. Jim kept relentlessly trying to get this thing settled where everyone was happy. And the results are in. Contrary to what you saw in the previous Scoop the hotel and the date have changed. Jim needs a lot of help to put this event on. If you can volunteer for something contact Jim at (732) 804-6362.


The VTCI will have a 2019 International Convention at the Westin Hotel Princeton at Forrestal Village, August 8, 9 & 10, departing on the 11th. Room rates are $109.00 + taxes for a single bed room and $119.00 + taxes for a double bed room. This is a very nice location and very convenient and the Forrestal Village is a very nice tourist attraction with many stores to shop in right on the premises of the hotel.  The hotel contact call 1-800-937-8461 The room rate is $109.00 plus tax. Make sure you mention "VTCI" when making reservations  or register online at

 Any questions contact Jim at (732) 804-6362

Thursday August 8

Registration table.

The Board of Directors meeting will be 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Ruth Chris Steak House 6:00 PM See registration form and Scoop for menu.

Friday August 9

Registration table.

Judges and Owners Meeting. See registration form and information packet for further info.

World Trade Center Memorial Tour & Lunch. Luxury Bus Trip to New York City 9-11 World Trade Center Memorial & Musuem: Luxury Bus will pick up VTCI Club Members from the Westin Host Hotel in Princeton, NJ and take them to the World Trade Center Memorial in lower Manhattan for a 2-hour Tour and return Club members back to the Westin Hotel. Box Lunch will be included and provided, choice of Italian Hero, Tuna or Chicken salad sandwich and potato or macaroni salad and cookies and your choice of soft drink or water. $95.00 per person all inclusive. Please contact Jim Cappuzzo with any questions at 


Saturday August 10

Judges and Owners Meeting. 8:00 AM

Judging starts 9:00 AM sharp. Rags and Cleaners down.

Awards Banquet: See the registration form for cost and information packet for time and place.

Sunday August 11 Say good bye to old and new friends. Until we meet again. Have great trips back home.

There will still be updates to this agenda. So watch your Scoop and check the registration form when it is published to make sure you have the latest information on times, places, and costs.

Ed Elzinga, VP

Registration & Menus

Please fill out all three sheets when downloading please Circle food choices



Are you a VTCI Chapter Club? Having a Thunderbird Event? E-Mail the information and get it listed on this page.
Send photos and captions from you last Thunderbird event for this page.


Web Site designed and maintained by McNeill Design