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

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VTCI NC Regional Mid-Kansas Vintage Thunderbird Club
June 11-14, 2015

Wings of Thunder,
Sixty Years Strong!

The 2015 year promises to be an exciting one for VTCI. The Mid Kansas club’s North Central Regional Convention at Wichita, entitled "Wings of Thunder, sixty years strong" will be celebrating sixty years of Thunderbirds! Our convention will be held June 11, 12, and 13th, with a bonus event for the 14th!

The Doubletree by Hilton at the Airport offers special Convention rates of $94.00. Registration begins on Thursday, June 11 and upon arrival our folks will find reserved, guarded and permanently marked parking spots for the ‘Birds. The Control Tower Room will serve as our hospitality room for the entire Convention, with an additional room housing silent auction items and exhibits. Thursday evening opens with a light dinner party at 6:00 PM followed by our first event, a luxury coach ride to Wichita’s iconic "Keeper of the Plains" statue, Veterans Memorials and River Park. Great place to visit, with an experience at 9:00PM at the Keeper of the Plains that you will never forget.

Friday opens with our "Shop Hop" to some unique shops we guarantee you do not have back home. On to Old Town with its own shops, restaurants, a brewery, and more attractions. A world class privately owned, "Museum of World Treasures" is available (on your own) in addition to shopping. As an additional event, same trip, we offer a guided tour of the fabulous Allen-Lambe house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Our coach will take us back to our hotel in late afternoon.

Our big Friday Evening event is the, "Mosley Street Buffet and Melodrama" a great informal dining experience followed by a hilarious, original stage show and musical revue!

Saturday begins with the Owners and Judges Meeting, and Judging beginning at 9:00. For those who are not into the judging feature of our conventions we offer a Saturday morning trip to Botanical, a world famous botanical garden and park. There you will see 25 different gardens with plantings, exotic foliage, a Butterfly Garden, and a brand new Children’s Garden. We guarantee the adults will appreciate the artistry and originality as much as children will. Be sure to bring your camera.

The balance of the afternoon will be spent visiting and showing off the Thunderbirds to other friends and owners plus the appreciative onlookers who cannot help but spot our cars! The Saturday Awards Banquet will begin with a Cartales Hour, followed by a fabulous beef and chicken Buffet Dinner with three salads, side dishes, Pretzel bread and multiple mini desserts. The Awards Presentation where you will receive your one-of-a-kind trophy or other award promises to be outstanding, with VTCI Directors officiating.

Now, our big, free, bonus Finale happens on Sunday, June 14! For those who can stay another day—or even part of the day—we will leave the hotel at 9:00 AM and caravan west over 14 miles of smoothly paved and scenic Kansas countryside to the Lake Afton All Wheels Rally; advertised as the biggest FREE open car show in the world. There, 1200 to 1500 Classics, Rods, and Customs will share the rolling meadow show field with our Thunderbirds, EXCEPT our Thunderbirds are hosting this year’s show which means the VTCI and our friends from CTCI will occupy a special, restricted parking area for all Thunderbirds! This rain or shine event is an open show, and you and your Thunderbird can leave at your own convenience to fit your travel plans.

Wichita, Kansas does not have a sea shore, mountains, or skyscrapers. What we do offer is friendly small town atmosphere with fair prices, no traffic problems, and a great group of Thunderbird owners! The Registration form in this and later issues of THE SCOOP details the events and prices we have carefully selected. This description of our Regional is abbreviated; if you want a more detailed description feel free to Email B.A.Wake@cox.net. Make your plans now to join us in Wichita!  

Registration form

 

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: www.Dearborn.DoubleTree.com

- Room Reservations: 313-336-3340

- Event Registration & Events: TBD

- WWTC Web-site: www.MichiganTbirds.org

 

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 mortonmerle65@yahoo.com.


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 www.doubletreegrandjunction.com

To reserve your discounted room online, go to http://rmtbirds.com  Click on VTCI SW Regional 2015

To register for the event, please print the enclosed form

For a full sized form, go to http://rmtbirds.com  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

Hotel

 

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


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

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: www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/Pajaritothunderbirdclub 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: www.thunderbirdsnm.com or on the homepage at www.CTCI.org. 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 www.pittbirds.org/pvgp  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: gll1231@msn.com 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: http://www.fabulousfordsforever.com.


   

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