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March 23 2014 - Despite what the calendar says, Spring has not quite yet arrived here in Western New York, as we have light flurries and a dusting of snow this morning and a temperature of 19F! The first robins were seen here a couple of weeks ago, but the first Harley sighting of the season is yet to come ~ that is when you know that Spring truly has finally arrived! Pictured here is Todd Ruth's sharp 1963 Ford Thunderbird Landau.
 
Those among us who store our cars away for the winter are starting to twitch in anticipation for warmer weather, so we can get started on those always plentiful warm weather projects. Your humble webmaster has been doing some research on the best ways to polish and maintain the vintage paint and finish on his mostly original 1960 Thunderbird Hardtop. Read all about it right here - -  >Buff Or Not To Buff 
 
News of an upcoming fundraising event was received too late to publish in our March 2014 Newsletter . The event, in memory of Bryce Buchholz, supports the on-going efforts to build and maintain a BMX / Skate Park in the town of Lancaster NY. The event will be held at the  Bowen Grove Park  on Sunday May 4. Click  HERE  to view the event flyer for all the details.
 
And mark your calendar now for our next club meeting on Saturday April 5 at Bill Gray's Clarence NY location, 8214 Main Street, just east of Transit Road, beginning at 6:00PM. Always looking for new members, and ownership of a Thunderbird is not required!
 
March 6 2014 - Our  February 2014 Newsletter  is now available! Check it out for all the club news - hopefully better late than never! And remember our next club meeting is Sat March 8 Bill Gray's Clarence NY location, 8214 Main Street, just east of Transit Road, beginning at 6:00PM. Hope to see YOU there!
 
Also this month, we're starting a new series of feature articles - - the first is a  Message From Todd Ruth our recently elected Club President.
 
January 19 2014 - Happy New Year! Just a reminder that our 2014 Officer Installation Dinner will be held on Saturday February 8 at 6:00PM at the Eagle House , 5578 Main Street Williamsville, NY.   See our  January 2014 Newsletter  for the details and all the latest club news! Also, check out this cool item from our Club Archives - - our club's original  CTCI Chapter Charter  from 1977.
 
December 14 2013 - IMPORTANT NOTICE! Due to the bad weather this week with more on the way today, tonight's annual club Christmas Party has been postponed until Saturday December 28.  Be careful out there!
 
November 23 2013 -  A little snow in the air today reminds us that the winter holidays are just around the corner! And with most of those 'Birds put to bed for the winter, our attention turns to more seasonal pursuits - - like our annual club Christmas Party! It's just around the corner on Saturday December 14th. See the  December 2013 Newsletter  for all the details. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all from the members and friends of the Buffalo Thunderbird Club! 
 
October 31 2013 - The   November 2013 Newsletter  is hot off the presses! Next club meeting is Sat November 2 at  Bill Gray's Clarence NY location, 8214 Main Street, just east of Transit Road, beginning at 6:00PM. This will be an important business meeting to accept nominations for club officers for 2014. Hope to see you there!
 
October 14 2013 - Our  October 2013 Newsletter  includes a listing of all the award winners from our August show. Check it out!  
 
September 22 2013 - Check out  The Garage for some interesting Baby Bird parts just listed!
 
August 28 2013 - The 28th Annual All TBird show was a huge success - 39 'Birds participated! It was a beautiful, sunny day and a great time was had by all. Check out our  Photo Gallery  for all the pictures! Our next club event is the annual September picnic at the Schonart's on Sunday September 8. See the  September 2013 Newsletter  for all the details. Hope to see YOU there!
 
July 29 2013 - Check out our  August 2013 Newsletter  for all the details on our upcoming All Thunderbird Car Show, to be held on August 11. Hope to see you there!!!
 
July 8 2013 - Our annual Memorial Cruise was great fun for all! We were honored to meet George N. Pierce during our tour of Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Pierce was the founder of the world-famous Pierce Arrow motor works, based right here in Buffalo, NY. Although having been deceased for almost 100 years, old George was still quite entertaining! And speaking of the Pierce Arrow, the "Lot 'O Muscle" car show is planned for Saturday Aug 24 at the Pierce Arrow factory, to benefit "Tech 4 Vets".  Click  HERE for details.
 
Your humble webmaster has received several notices from club members regarding Thunderbirds For Sale!  See all the details in  THE GARAGE. 
 
June 16 2013 - Happy Father's Day! Our  July 2013 Newsletter  has all the details on our upcoming club events. Check it out! On Saturday July 29, club members will meet at  Santasiero's Italian Restaurant 1329 Niagara St Buffalo NY at noon for lunch and a brief business meeting. Then we'll head out for our annual Memorial Cruise ending at  Forest Lawn Cemetery, where we'll have a guided tour of the historic grounds.
 
June 5 2013 -
Our 28th Annual All Thunderbird Show is just around the corner! Join us on Sunday August 11, sponsored by our friends at  West Herr Ford. Click HERE for all the details and the registration form ~~ if you'd like to enter your 'Bird in the show. The show is free and open to the public, and club membership is not a requirement to enter the show. Join us for a fun day with food, refreshments, 50/50 raffle to benefit the  Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 50's and 60's DJ music, Chinese auction, Goodie Bags and at least 2 awards in each of 14 classes, plus Best of Show and Dealer's Choice awards!  

May 22 2013 -  Many thanks to Joe Kubik, long-time Club Newsletter editor, who recently announced his retirement from newsletter duties to the Executive Committee. Joe, and Brandi, worked tirelessly to put the newsletter together every month, and did a great job keeping our members informed about the latest club news. Thanks Joe! And, our welcome and thanks to Walt Stachura, who has stepped in to fill some big shoes as our new Newsletter Editor. Check out his debut in the  June Newsletter  ! 
 
In other news, a bill has been introduced in New York State that would require automobiles to have only a single license plate in the rear, as opposed to the front and rear requirement today. Many vintage car enthusiasts are in favor of this bill. Click  HERE to read more.    
 
May 12 2013 - Mark your calendar now for two upcoming club events scheduled for next month! Our regular monthly club meeting will be held on Saturday June 1 at 6:00PM at the Erie Basin Marina. We will have a reserved parking area across Erie St from the Hatch, where we'll gather for a bite to eat and then hold our monthly business meeting. Then, on Saturday June 29, our annual Memorial Cruise  we'll have a special guided cruise-in tour at historic  Forest Lawn Cemetery at 1411 Delaware Ave in downtown Buffalo, beginning at 1:00PM. Our tour will include costumed actors who will guide our tour of the final resting places of some of the important players in automotive history from the turn of the 20th century. You won't want to miss either of these fun filled events! Hope to see you there!      
 
Apr 29 2013 - Our hearts are heavy with the sad news of the recent death of long time member Joe Casuccio, and our sincere condolences to all of Joe's family and friends. There is a nice write-up and photo of Joe featured in our  May 2013 Newsletter. Next club meeting is Sat May 4 at  Bill Gray's Clarence NY location, 8214 Main Street, just east of Transit Road, beginning at 6:00PM. Hope to see you there!
 
Mar 29 2013 - Our next club meeting will be held on Saturday April 6 at  Bill Gray's Clarence NY location, 8214 Main Street, just east of Transit Road, beginning at 6:00PM. This is an important get together for the club, as we'll be finalizing our summer meeting plans and getting committees lined up for the 28th Annual All Thunderbird Show to be held Sunday August 11. See our  April 2013 Newsletter  for all the details!
 
Mar 11 2013 - Spring is just around the corner! Are you in the market for a Squarebird? If you are, check out  The Garage  to see information on some cars For Sale.
 
Feb 24 2013 - Check out our  March 2013 Newsletter  for all the latest club news!
 
Feb 20 2013  -  Winter is almost over and we've got lots of great plans brewing for the upcoming season! Come join the fun at our next club meeting Saturday March 2 at 6:00PM at Buffalo Raceway on the Hamburg NY Fairgrounds. Following our monthly meeting, we'll enjoy a night of harness racing action. First post is 6:40PM.  Click here for Directions  Hope to see you there! 
 
Jan 28 2013 -  Check out our  February 2013 Newsletter  for all the latest club news! Also here's a great old Hot Rod magazine article introducing the  1958 Thunderbird! 
 

Welcome To Our Club!
Serving Western New York, Southern Ontario and Northwestern Pennsylvania, the Buffalo Thunderbird Club - - BTC for short - - is a family oriented organization with the goal of enjoying and preserving our Thunderbirds among friends. We are dedicated to Thunderbird enthusiasts, but ownership of a Thunderbird is not required to become a member of our club.  We are a chapter of the  Vintage Thunderbird Club International (VTCI)  and the  Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI) which elevate interest in this beautiful car to a worldwide level! Interested in becoming a member of the BTC?  Click the  Join Us  link on the left for membership information.

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