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August 24 2014 - Our 2014 All Thunderbird show was a huge success! Thanks to all our members and friends who participated and especially to those who showed their cars. We has 48 Beautiful Birds, signed-up several new members and raised over $400 to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All in all a great day! Special thanks once again to our show sponsor  West Herr Auto Group.  
 
 
Our  August Club Newsletter has all the details - - Check it out! You can also view a  Photo Gallery from this year's show, compliments of Newsletter Editor Walt Stachura. Our next club function is a visit to the  Hidden Valley Animal Adventure on Saturday September 6. Details for that outing can be also be found in the Newsletter!
 
 
July 29 2014 - Our Annual ALL TBIRD SHOW is almost here! Final preparations are nearly complete and club members are going all out to ensure another successful show! Read all about it in the  July Club Newsletter . Here's a photo of one of the favorites from last year's show. Hope to see you there!
 
 
 
June 26 2014 - We had a fun outing at the Niagara Aerospace Museum on June 7 and had an opportunity to learn about the aeronautical history of our region during the 1st half of the 20th century. What a treat to see all those old birds - - even if they weren't T'Birds! See our June 2014 Newsletter for more details and all the latest club news, including our upcoming cruise to Singer Farms on Sunday July 13!
 
A special BTC shout-out to our friends at  West Herr Automotive Group and especially to Scott Bieler, in recognition of being honored as #1 Top Workplace for Large businesses and Scott receiving a Special Award for Leadership in a Large size company. Our hearty Congratulations to Scott and everybody at West-Herr! Here's a LINK to the article. 
 
May 18 2014 - Checkout  our May 2014 Newsletter for all the latest club news, including details on all our summer outings!

 
April 21 2014 -  Spring is finally here I think - since it hasn't snowed for almost a week now - and many of us have dusted off those 'Birds to get ready for another season of cruisin'! The latest edition of our  BTC Club Newsletter is now available. Check it out for all the details on our upcoming club meeting on Saturday May 3 as well as the latest news about our great slate of summer events! We've got some super events planned all season, and we'd love to have YOU join us! 
 
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.
 

 
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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Photo Gallery
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Club Newsletters
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Vintage Car Quiz
Click this link to test your skill identifying some vintage '50's Classics  ->  50's Car Quiz 
 
 
30th Annual All Thunderbird Car Show
Our 30th Annual All Thunderbird Show is just around the corner - Sunday August 9 2015 at the West Herr Used Car Outlet. Admission is free and open to the public and everyone is invited to attend! Proceeds of our 50/50 drawing benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.