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May 19 2019 -
 

Our next club event is Saturday June 4 at 4PM at the  Holland Motorsports Complex. This is a great event that the whole family can enjoy, so read all about it in our  May Newsletter .
 
 
 
 
 
April 13 2016 -

Our 2016 season is off to a roaring start with the Buffalo Thunderbird Club’s participation in this year’s BUFFALO MOTORAMA on March 24 –26 and our first club outing of the year on April 9 at the Buffalo Fire Historical Museum, followed by a business meeting and dinner at Buffalo Riverworks!
 
 
Our  April Newsletter has all the details and lots of pictures from both events. Also, you can read all about our upcoming outings on Saturday May 7 when we'll tour the world famous Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin House, and on Saturday June 4 when we've got a great afternoon and evening planned at the Holland Motorsports Complex!
 
We have a great line up of local and regional car shows, cruises, swap meets and conventions for your cruising pleasure! Check out our  2016 Season Calendar  for all the details.
 
March 10 2016 - Winter has taken it easy on Western New York so far this year, and we're hoping our good fortune continues, as we make preparation for participation in a big regional event for the first time this year! The Buffalo Thunderbird Club is proud to announce that we will have 6 of our member's cars registered as a club entry in the BUFFALO MOTORAMA on Thursday March 24 through Saturday March 26.
 
The 2016 MOTORAMA has something for the whole family! The show features a variety of vehicles ranging from original, modified, race, full custom, hot rods, classics pro street and un-restored. Showcased at the Buffalo Convention Center in the heart of revitalized downtown Buffalo, New York. Affordable admission as well as contests, events and entertainment for everyone!
 
Read all about it along with lots of other club news in our  Latest Club Newsletter.  
 
December 11 2015 - Merry Christmas to all from your friends at the Buffalo Thunderbird Club!
 
A great time was had by all at our annual Christmas Party on Saturday           December 5, held this year once again at the Eagle House on Main Street in Williamsville. We had a surprise visit by Ol’ St Nick himself, who had some presents for all the good girls and boys.  Check out our latest  Club Newsletter for all the details.
 
October 18 2015 - Read all about the end-of-season Car Show at the Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens in our latest Club Newsletter
 
 
Plans are already under way for this year's Holiday Party, and the club officers for 2016 have been selected. See the newsletter for all the details!
 
Our next club meeting is Saturday November 7 at 6PM at Bill Gray's Clarence / Williamsville NY location, 8214 Main Street, just east of Transit Road. Hope to see YOU There!
 
 
 
September 19 2015 - Well, our planned Pot Luck Picnic on September 12 was a washout - - but undaunted by the heavy rain and temps in the 50's Yikes!! Already?? a hearty group carried on and had a business meeting at an alternate INDOOR location. Check out this month's  Newsletter for all the latest news!
 
Our next club meeting is Saturday October 10 at 6PM at Bill Gray's Clarence / Williamsville NY location, 8214 Main Street, just east of Transit Road. Hope to see YOU There!
 
Here is our 2015 Dealer's Choice Award Winner, with his super 1961 Thunderbird Hardtop!
 
 
 
August 16 2015 - Our 30th Annual ALL THUNDERBIRD SHOW was a huge success! Read all about it in our  August Newsletter. Our next club function is a POT LUCK PICNIC on Saturday September 12 at 12PM at Chestnut Ridge Park. Details about that including a park shelter map, are also in the Newsletter!
 
 
 
See our Facebook page for lots more pictures from the show!
 
 
July 16 2015 - Our 30th Annual ALL TBIRD SHOW is almost here! This year we are celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the FORD Thunderbird, final preparations are nearly complete and club members are going all out to ensure another successful show! Read all about it in the  July Newsletter. You can still pre-register and there's a copy of the show registration form included in the newsletter. Here's a photo of one of the favorites from last year's show. Hope to see you there!
 
 
 
June 15 2015
 
 
Summer cruising season is finally here and we've got lots of great events and cruises planned for the coming weeks. We've got the Father's Day cruise /car show at  Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandiagua NY next Sunday June 21, and our summer club cruise event on July 11 - Niagara County Road Trip - including the Pirate Festival in Olcott NY and a visit to  Freedom Run Winery ! Read all about it in our  June Newsletter.    
 
May 9 2015
 
Our season Kick-Off Cruise and Dinner on Saturday May 2 was a huge success and we all had a great time visiting the  Steel Plant Museum of WNY  and dining at  Curly's Bar and GrillRead all about it in our   May Newsletter. This month's edition includes a message from Club President Todd Ruth AND a special calendar section listing suggested Car Shows and Cruises, along with the schedule of Buffalo Thunderbird Club meetings and events, for the entire season. 
 
 
 
We are going to have an “unofficial” club cruise event on Father’s Day Sunday June 21 when we’ll cruise out east to Canandaigua and visit the Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens. We’ll decide on our route (90 or RT 20) at our next club meeting on June 6 at 6PM at our old stand-by, Bill Gray's Clarence / Williamsville NY location, 8214 Main Street, just east of Transit Road.
 
At the June 6 meeting we'll also have details on our July 11 outing, which is shaping up to be a Niagara County Wine Tour and dinner! Lots of fun lined up this season - - come join us!
 
Lastly, here's a link to a video you might enjoy -  History of the FORD Thunderbird 
 
April 7 2015
 
We've got a super season opening event planned for our next club get-together, Saturday May 2 starting at 3PM. We'll be visiting the  Steel Plant Museum of WNY  with a dinner meeting to follow at  Curly's Bar and Grill .  Check out our  April Newsletter for all the details.

 
Our 30th Annual All Thunderbird show is "just around the corner" on Sunday August 9! Here's a link to the  2015 Car Show Flyer and Registration Form . It's never too early to preregister!
 
March 10 2015 
 
Spring is just around the corner - -honest ! Our monthly  Newsletter is hot off the presses, and includes a special message from club president Todd Ruth, as well as our usual news and updates.
 
Our next club meeting is Saturday April 4 at 6PM at Bill Gray's Clarence / Williamsville NY location, 8214 Main Street, just east of Transit Road. Hope to see YOU There!
 
February 8 2015 - Happy Valentines Day!
 
Lots of updates this month! In addition to our usual (almost) monthly Newsletter that is packed with info about upcoming summer events from various TBird Clubs from around the country celebrating 60 years of Thunderbird awesomeness, we are introducing two new features that we hope you'll like!
 
First off, the Minutes from our Monthly Club Meetings will now be available in our Members Only section. Just log in and scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will see a link to the minutes from our meeting on February 7. We had lots of good input and spirited discussion about how we can improve the organization and judging at our annual car show, and several recommendations from the Rules Committee were voted in by the membership. All the details are in the Meeting Minutes.
 
Also, we have added a new entry on the Photo Gallery page for Member's Cars. Our first entry is George and Jim Trautman's Golden Rod Yellow 1955. Members are invited to send in their photos for sharing in the Gallery. See the February Newsletter for all the details.
 
 


 
31st Annual All Thunderbird Car Show
Our 31st Annual All Thunderbird Show is just around the corner - Sunday August 7 2016 at the West Herr Used Car Outlet. Admission is free and open to the public and everyone is invited to attend! Partial proceeds of our 50/50 split raffle benefit Wings Flights of Hope.
 
Click  HERE  to download and print a copy of the 2016 Show Flyer and Registration form.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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)  the  Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI), and the  International Thunderbird Club (ITC)  all of 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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Vintage Car Quiz
Click this link to test your skill identifying some vintage '50's Classics  ->  50's Car Quiz