Vintage Thunderbird Club International (VTCI) and Chapter Club
Events & Activities schedule for
2014 And beyond!

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May 28th-31st 2014 VTCI International Convention New Orleans LA (VTCI Sanctioned)

The Birthplace of Jazz, warm Southern hospitality and culinary masterpieces await you in the Big Easy. The Holiday Inn® New Orleans Downtown Superdome hotel’s outstanding location and amenities promise to make your New Orleans vacation a dream come true.

Way down yonder in New Orleans, it’s gonna happen again. The 2014 VTCI International will be held. The location is the Holiday Inn Superdome, located at 300 Loyola Ave., in central city. Acadian has presented conventions here previously with much success. The hotel was recently renovated and has what I like to call, display type inside, covered parking for our T-Birds.

Registration will be available on Wednesday (3pm – 5pm), Thursday (8am – 3pm), and Friday (8am – 9pm)
Wednesday night – Acadian will host a free of charge pot luck dinner with cocktails, so get here early. Paulette’s gumbo is fantastic!

Thursday morning – VTCI Board of Directors meeting

Thursday afternoon - Tour of Mardi Gars World, where the floats are made for the parades

Thursday evening - Open to give you the opportunity to eat at any of the fine restaurants we have in the Crescent City, tour the French Quarter or Garden District, or take a few chances at Harrah’s Casino

Friday morning – We will go across the lake to the Northshore for lunch (on your own) at Rip’s Restaurant overlooking Lake Pontchartrain. After lunch, we will tour the Champagne Antique Commercial Vehicle Museum (Beer Trucks, Patty Wagons, Police Cars, etc.), a MUST SEE; or take Swamp Tour.
NOTE: Please inform us on the registration form which one you would like to participate in, so arrangements can be made.

Friday afternoon / evening - See Thursday evening.

Saturday morning – For those interested in the T-Birds, Capt. Paul Prokop will do his thing; or attend a New Orleans Cooking School class.

Saturday evening – Awards Banquet with a cash bar at the hotel, and entertainment by “Benny Grunch and the Bunch”. Benny is a member of Acadian and iconic New Orleans musician.

The “Big Eazy” loves to party all the time, so just bring it on and join the fun.

Hotel Website
Registration Form


June 14, 2014 The Chicagoland Thunderbirds Cordially Invite You To The 2014 Wheaton Town Square Car Show (non-sanctioned)

Free Registration - From 9 Am To Noon

 ‘Best In Show’ Judging From Noon To 2 Pm

 Show Hours – From 9 Am To 3 Pm

 50/50 Cash Raffle

 Wheaton town square shopping center is located ½ mile north of Butterfield Road (RT. #56) on Naperville road.

 Our show area will be in front of Pier 1 imports. This lot will be reserved for our show.

 All cars are invited. Bring your tents, chairs. (And shopping bags because of the variety of merchants!) Also a good selection of restaurants located in Wheaton town square and at adjoining shopping centers.


For more information, please contact:


Mike Imaoka (630) 234-8958


Al Wassilak (847) 658-0178

June 26th-28th 2014 VTCI North Central Regional Convention Minneapolis MN (VTCI Sanctioned)

It’s been 4 years since we’ve held a convention in the Twin City area and we are working on plans for an enjoyable show. Once again we have chosen the Ramada, the old Thunderbird Hotel, as our convention site. Oh yea, the Mall of America and IKEA are just across the parking lot for those who like to have a shopping experience.

We have just one tour event, really 2 for 1, planned for that Friday which we believe you’ll enjoy very much. You’ll take a bus from the Ramada and head over to St. Paul and the Wabasha Cave tour. After the tour you’ll board the same bus for a gangster tour of St. Paul.

If there are questions, you can call Cliff Lieske (763-781-8139) or Will Bartley (651-738-9605) and we’ll get you some answers.

Hotel Website

Registration Form


August 10th 2014 Annual All-Thunderbird Show (non-Sanctioned)

The Buffalo Thunderbird Club's 29th Annual All-Thunderbird Show will be held on Sunday, August 10th. The show will be held at the West Herr Automotive Group’s Resale 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 DJs, 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 team’s sufficient time to do their work. Pre-registration is $7.00 or $10.00 on the day of our show. For more additional information contact either; Todd Ruth at phone 716-803-1965, or  Gregg Zimmerman: phone 716-907-0147 (before 9PM E.S.T.), or email via email at


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