Vintage Thunderbird Club International (VTCI) and Chapter Club
Events & Activities schedule for
2015 And beyond!

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Water Wonderland Thunderbirds Thunderbird 60th Anniversary show.
June 25-28  non-VTCI event


As all of you know the Ford Thunderbird will be celebrating a special milestone in 2015 with its 60th Anniversary. The Water Wonderland Thunderbird Club of S.E. Michigan would like you to join us as we host a special celebration to honor these iconic Ford vehicles.

Although there is still a lot of work and planning to be done I suggest that you mark your calendar and save the date for this special anniversary event. Below is some of the important logistic information for you to know.


- Date: June 25-28, 2015

- Location: Dearborn / Detroit Michigan

- Host Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton, Dearborn / Detroit

- Web address:

- Room Reservations: 313-336-3340

- Event Registration & Events: TBD

- WWTC Web-site:


We are looking forward to hosting this very special event in 2015 so please plan to join us and have some T-Bird FUN…FUN…FUN! One of the special events will be an all Thunderbird Show & Shine to be held at the Ford World Headquarters on June 27, 2015.


Please feel free to share this initial information with your Thunderbird Club members and help us get the word out. There will be much more information to follow.

We look forward to seeing you in Dearborn Michigan on June 25-28, 2015

For further information please e-mail Merle Morton, WWTC Vice President at

VTCI SW Regional Rocky Mountain Thunderbird Club
July 23-25, 2015

Come to Grand Junction, Colorado and experience Thunder on the Grand Mesa, the premiere 2015 VTCI SW Regional event hosted by the Rocky Mountain Thunderbird Club.  Grand Junction is the largest city on Colorado's Western Slope.  The name Grand Junction stems from the junction of the Colorado River (formerly known as the Grand River) and the Gunnison River.  The nearby Grand Mesa is a spectacular flat-top mountain that plateaus near 10,000 feet.  

Thunder on the Grand Mesa will take place on July 23 – 25, 2015, and will be held at the luxurious DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction.  Room rates are set at an affordable $112.00 (plus taxes) per night, with fine dining available on site.  The DoubleTree offers a superb setting to exhibit your Thunderbird in this VTCI approved and judged event.  The hotel address and website are listed below.

743 Horizon Drive

Grand Junction, Colorado 81506-3906

1 + (970) 241-8888

To browse hotel amenities, go to

To reserve your discounted room online, go to  Click on VTCI SW Regional 2015

To register for the event, please print the enclosed form

For a full sized form, go to  Click on VTCI SW Regional 2015

Thunder on the Grand Mesa will feature a dramatic cruise approximately one hour southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado, along Scenic Byway 141, a true driver’s road with its scenic canyon taking you from desert to alpine settings and into red rock country, but also with its sweeping curves, climbs and descents.  There we’ll view one of the finest collections of American automobiles in existence today. With more than fifty vehicles from the privately owned Hendricks Collection on display at any given time – the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum tells a story…the story of how the automobile impacted society.

Our schedule of events includes:

Thursday, July 23, 2015

·          Registration, Hospitality Room, Silent Auction Room, and Country Store opens

·          Welcome Reception with a cash bar

Friday, July 24, 2015

·          Registration, Hospitality Room, Silent Auction Room, and Country Store open

·          Judges Training

·          Cruise in T-birds through the Colorado National Monument

·          Lunch BBQ buffet, near Mesa Mall

·          Scenic drive in T-birds to/from tour at Gateway Auto Museum, Gateway, CO

·          Dinner on your own, explore Grand Junction!

·          Cards or games in the Hospitality Room

Saturday, July 25, 2015

·          Hospitality Room, Silent Auction Room, and Country Store open

·          Judges Meeting, Judging, & Tallying

·          Bingo (w/prizes) and Continental Breakfast

·          Cash bar & Awards Banquet

You do not want to miss Thunder on the Grand Mesa!!!!  Watch for more details in future editions of the Scoop. 

Full Size Registration Form



Buffalo Thunderbird Club's Annual All Thunderbird Show August 9, 2015

The Buffalo Thunderbird Club's 30th Annual All-Thunderbird Show will be held on Sunday, August 9th. The show will be held at the West Herr Used Car Outlet Center at 5535 Transit Road (Route 78) in Williamsville, New York 14221. (NOTE, the dealership's phone number is 716-689-8900). Williamsville is a suburban area north of Buffalo, NY.

This is a Fun-Fun-Fun non-concours Thunderbird event and it’s open to all model year Thunderbirds. We'll have music provided by one of Western New York's premier DJ, door prizes, goodie bags w/dash plaques for the first 40 registered vehicles, award plaques, a chinese auction, and a 50/50 split club to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  

So, bring a couple lawn chairs and join us for a great day of Thunderbird activity. Vehicles need to be in-place by noon to enable our judging teams’ time to do their work. Pre-registration is $7.00 or $10.00 on the day of our show. For more information contact Gregg Zimmerman:  phone 716-633-1396 (before 9PM E.S.T.), or email

Below are CTCI Event Activities please see their website for all info concerning registration.

August 26-30, 2015 – CTCI Region 6 Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sanctioned Event 1955-1957

The Pajarito Thunderbird Club of New Mexico will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the introduction of the Ford Thunderbird at our “Birds of Enchantment” Regional Convention. It will be held at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel, 2600 Louisiana Blvd. N.E., Albuquerque, NM. The hotel is centrally located and not far from Albuquerque’s Historic Old Town, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Indian-owned casinos, the International Hot-air and Helium Balloon Museum and other attractions. Reservations can be made at: or by phone to central reservations at 1-800-325-3535. Ask for the Sheraton Uptown Hotel. In case of any reservations problems, call the hotel directly on (505) 830-5781. Hotel rooms are filling up fast; reservations will be accepted until August 5, 2015. Ask for the Pajarito Thunderbird Club rate of $99 single or $109 double including breakfast. The rates are also valid two days prior or two days after the start of the event. Activities being planned at this time include a welcoming party and ice cream social; a tour of the Santa Fe Plaza area with transportation provided; the concours competition and the customary awards banquet. Additional details are available on our website: or on the homepage at Registration chairman is Ray Wood, phone: (505) 259-7283. Event chairman is Ed Sauer, phone: (505) 250-2606

ctci CHAPTER Events — 2015

July 16-19, 2015 – Celebrate 60 Years of Thunderbird Excitement at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, Pittsburgh PA

The Pitt Birds Classic Thunderbird Club would like to invite you to The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix where the Thunderbird will be honored as the 2015 Spotlight Car. All Thunderbird owners are welcome to attend. The PVGP is the nation’s largest vintage race event. You can register to take your Thunderbird onto the race track for a parade lap during the opening ceremonies on Sunday. Nearly 100,000 spectators will cheer you on as you take a full lap of the 2.3 mile circuit. All Thunderbird owners are welcome to attend. Three days of events. Visit  for more details and access to the Registration Form. The host hotel is the Comfort Inn & Suites. For reservations call (412) 963-0600, and mention PVGP, Thunderbird Club. The special event rate is $109 plus tax, per night. Rooms are limited. If you have any questions, contact Jerry Longstreth at: phone (412) 466-9091.


OTHER Events — 2015

April 19, 2014 – Fabulous Fords Forever, Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park

Register ASAP! This is the West Coast’s largest all-Ford car show! Join the Ford Car Club Council and Ford Motor Company as we present Fabulous Fords Forever at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA. Open to all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. Note: There Will Be No Day-of-Show Registration. Come celebrate: 75 Years of Continentals, 60 Years of Thunderbirds, 55 Years of Falcons and 50 Years of Shelby Mustang. There will be 57 show classes, discounted park tickets, music, celebrities & more! Register online at:


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