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VTCI International September 14-17, 2017

The North Georgia Vintage Thunderbird Club is pleased to host the 2017 VTCI International Convention in Atlanta at the newly renovated Wyndham Atlanta Galleria Hotel at 6345 Powers Ferry Road; Atlanta, GA 30339. It is conveniently located at I-285 and Northside Drive.


Atlanta is truly a "world city", ranking 8th in the US with a GDP of $270 Billion and 36th in the world on the same basis. Here are a whole range of attractions worth "Googling" that folks come to see from all over the US - and their distance from your VTCI International Convention Wyndham Hotel…

• Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre - 2 miles

• Buckhead Entertainment District - 3 miles

• Cumberland Mall - 3 Miles

• Dobbins Air Force Base - 3.3 Miles

• Atlanta History Center - 6 miles

• The Perimeter Mall - 6 miles

• Six Flags White Water - 8 miles

• Atlanta Ballet - 11 miles

• Emory University - 12 miles

• The Fox Theatre - 13 miles

• Atlanta Opera - 13 Miles

• Georgia Aquarium - 13 miles

• CNN Center Studio Tour - 13 miles

• World of Coca Cola - 13 miles

• Georgia Dome - 14 miles

• Six Flags over Georgia - 15 miles

• Turner Field - 16 miles

• Zoo Atlanta - 16 miles

• Fernbank Museum of Natural History -17 miles

• Atlanta Motor Speedway - 41

A very attractive room rate of $136.10 has been negotiated for you and is inclusive of all taxes and local fees. For an additional $10 per day, a full breakfast will be provided. Go to for more information about this excellent venue. We suggest making your reservation early by calling 1-800-207-4505. Please be sure that you identify yourself as a Thunderbird International Convention attendee and get the special rate. And if you want to extend your Atlanta trip (before or after the VTCI festivities) to see some of the great attractions…please feel free to do so at the T’Bird rate.

Wednesday, September 13 is a suggested day of arrival because it will give you plenty of time to get comfortable and relax. Activities officially start on Thursday with a tour of the famed Panoz Racing manufacturing facility. Vans are available for transportation to and from Panoz.

Thursday 8:00 am Board of Directors meeting

On Friday, vans are available to take you to and from downtown Atlanta for a great choice of tours: CNN Studio, The World of Coke Museum, the new College Football Hall of Fame, or Georgia Aquarium…all of which are within walking distance of Centennial Olympic Park. Cost information will appear on the registration form. Lunch will be easy to find at the many restaurants serving this popular tourist area. There will be meetings on Friday morning for Directors and Judges. Friday evening you will enjoy a sumptuous buffet…with some surprises planned afterward.

Don’t Miss The Only Opportunity In 2017 To Show Your T’bird At An Official VTCI Event…

Saturday – of course – is our day to show and judge a gleaming array of classic Thunderbirds. There is NO car today that equals the affordable combination of luxury and sporting flair of the "Unigue in all the World" classic Thunderbirds. Their likes will probably never be seen again in a production car so different from "the pack" of all other cars. Government regulations, changing automotive needs, and the billion dollar platform development realities of modern car making have all conspired to make a concept like Thunderbird in its golden years a practical impossibility today. This is all the more reason to rejoice in our good fortune in being able to "bring back the glorious past" a bit by sharing your Thunderbird with fellow club members and their families from all over the country.

If you’re a baseball fan, you’ll be happy to learn that the new Atlanta Braves Stadium is just 2 miles from the Wyndham hotel. The Mets will be in town the weekend of our convention!

Hopefully, we’ve now got you thoroughly convinced to make your reservations now to join us in September for the ONLY VTCI convention planned for 2017…and we are working hard to make it memorable for you. We love Atlanta for all that it has to offer and look forward to seeing you and your Thunderbird here with us for a great VTCI International and a great Vacation for you as well!

Below is the link for the group hotel reservations...

Registration Form



August 2-6, 2017 - CTCI Region 1 Convention, Whippany, NJ

If you enjoyed San Diego, you won't want to miss the 2017 Region 1 Convention being hosted by the New Jersey Open Road Thunderbird Club (NJORTC), August 2 thru 6 at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, NJ. We've gotten a tremendous early response and the convention is shaping up to be a lot of fun for all, with plans for New York City Tours, a Harbor Cruise, a cook out, and a host of other exciting activities.

So if you are up for coast-to-coast fun, mark your calendars now, and get ready for the first CTCI sanctioned Regional Convention to be held in the Tri-State area in over 10 years.

Registrations are now open! The Registration Form is available on our website For registration questions or information contact Wendy Meehan at or 973-267-2958. For general questions contact the Convention Chairman, Pat LeStrange at or 201-920-7226.

Hotel Reservations

We have negotiated overflow rooms for the convention at the nearby Residence Inn. It is located about 1 mile from the host hotel, and they are matching the Marriott's convention rates. Free breakfast (hot and cold buffet) and WiFi are included in the rates.

Overflow Hotel Reservations - Callers must mention the hotel name and rate code(s):

Reservations: 1-800-331-3131
Hotel: Residence Inn Parsippany
For Wed, 8/2 (Rate = $199) Rate Code = Region 1 Convention
For nights of Thurs, 8/3 - Sun, 8/6 (Rate = $139) Rate Code = Region 1 Convention Classic Thunderbird Club

Please contact Wendy Meehan at or 973-267-2958 if you have any questions about your hotel reservations, or to be added to the waiting list for rooms at the host hotel as they may become available from cancellations, etc

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