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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.
 
 
January 7 2015 - Happy New Year to All!
 
Our next club meeting is Saturday Feb 7 at 6PM at at Bill Gray's Clarence / Williamsville NY location, 8214 Main Street, just east of Transit Road. Some recommendations and suggestions from the Rules Committee regarding this year's 30th Annual All Thunderbird Show will be presented. See our January 2015 Newsletter for all the latest news!
 
Here's a link to a video from the  Wixom Michigan Lincoln Thunderbird Plant showing how the 1962 Thunderbirds and Lincolns were built.

 
November 30 2014 - Our Annual Christmas Party is coming up on Saturday December 6 at 6PM at Tony Rome's Globe Hotel, 711 Main Street in East Aurora. See our  November Newsletter for all the details!
 
Wishing you and yours a festive and joyous Holiday Season!

 
November 1 2014 - Our next club meeting is Saturday Nov 8 at 6PM at at Bill Gray's Clarence / Williamsville NY location, 8214 Main Street, just east of Transit Road. Nominations for club secretary and treasurer for 2015 are open and we'll be making final arrangements for the upcoming annual Holiday Party, so come on down and join us for all the fun!

 
And as we put those TBirds away for the winter, we can reminisce about all the good times we had this past season....
 
 
Lastly...club members are encouraged to log in to the  Members Only  section frequently to see what's new there.
 
September 30 2014 - Came across  Jim Wulf's Tbird Website recently. It has a wealth of information about 1961-1966 Thunderbirds and really worth a look! His "links" page is one of the most complete that you will find, and covers Thunderbirds of all generations.
 
 
Meanwhile, our next club meeting will be held on Saturday Oct 11 at 6 PM  at Bill Gray's Clarence / Williamsville NY location, 8214 Main Street, just east of Transit Road. This is an important business meeting and all members are encouraged to attend. See our  September Newsletter  for all the details. Hope to see YOU there !
 
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!
  
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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 
 
    

Preparations for our 30th Annual Car Show, to be held on Sunday August 9 at the West Herr Used Car Outlet  at 5535 Transit Road in Williamsville NY are well underway.  As a special service to our members, here is the summertime schedule of our food vendor, Dickster’s Dogs.

If you are in the neighborhood of any of these areas around lunch time, stop by and say Hi, and of course also try a sampling of his famous hot dogs! You won’t be disappointed! This schedule starts in early May and runs through October.

Monday:

Stereo Advantage Lifetime Service Center

1955 Wehrle Dr., Amherst (near Youngs Rd.)

Tuesday and Thursday:

Amherst Bee

5564 Main St. (Village of Williamsville)

Wednesday:

5759 Main St at Garrison Rd. , Williamsville (vacant lot, across from Yotality on Garrison Rd.)

Friday:

80 Holtz Dr., Cheektowaga (off Genesee Rd., near Buffalo Niagara Int'l Airport, behind M&T's office)