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November 14 2016 -
 
We had our annual holiday party a little early this year, and a splendid time was had by all! Read all about it it in our  November Newsletter - - lots of pictures too!
 
 
 
 
Coming in next month's newsletter, as told by WWII Navy Veteran George Trautman and his son Jim, "The Rebirth of a 1955 Thunderbird". Stay Tuned!!
 
 
 
 
October 10 2016 -
 
At the monthly business meeting held on October 8, the current executive officers all confirmed that they will continue to serve in 2017 and work together with our members and parent organizations to make the Buffalo Thunderbird Club the best it can be!
(L-R) Don Vincent - Secretary, Gregg Zimmerman - VTCI & ITC Chapter Representative, Gerard (Bart) Bartasavich - ITC President, Tom Hueston - Vice President, Geoff Klass - Treasurer, Todd Ruth - President.
 
Check out our  October Newsletter for details about our annual Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, Harvest, Pagan Holiday Festivus that will be held on Saturday November 5 at 6PM before snow bird members head south and west for the winter.  But In the meantime....
 


September 26 2016 -
 
We had a great turnout for our annual picnic on Saturday September 24!  Club President Todd Ruth was pleased to present Secretary Don Vincent with the Silver Award from the VTCI Chapter Newsletter Contest.
 
 
 
This is the show field at the ITC Convention, which was held September 6-11 in Harrisburg PA. Read all about it in our latest Club Newsletter!
 

 
 
August 15 2016 -

Our annual Thunderbird car show event for 2016 is now history! We had a great turnout of cars and spectators once again, and a perfect day weather-wise for our car show.  We were pleased to be able to host ITC President "Bart" Bartasavich and his wife Vera, who joined us from Cleveland Ohio along with their red Retro Bird. 

 
 
Don't forget to check out our August Newsletter which has all the details on our upcoming Pot Luck Picnic on Sunday September 18 and all our scheduled events for the rest of the year.  
 
There are dozens of photos from the 2016 show available to view on our club Facebook page (Thanks Tom Hueston, Brian Iten, Todd Ruth, etal!) and there are more included in the August Newsletter. Here are a couple more from the weekend.
 
Retro Bird Row
 
 
 Left to right - ITC President Bart Bartasavich, 2016 Best In Show Award Winner Joe Dudek, BTC President Todd Ruth and BTC Vice President Tom Hueston.
 
 
July 15 2016 -
 
Our big annual event is just around the corner! The Buffalo Thunderbird Club's 31st Annual All Thunderbird Show is Sunday August 7th from 9-4PM at the West Herr Used Car Outlet at 5535 Transit Road in Williamsville NY 14221. There is still time to preregister and save $5 - deadline for preregistration is August 1st. Click  RIGHT HERE to view and download a copy of the show flyer and registration form!
 
We are happy to announce that for the first time this year, our food and refreshments will be supplied by none other than  Lloyd Taco Trucks, a 21st century food truck legend here in Western New York!
 
 
 
Meanwhile, our   July Newsletter  has all the details on the show weekend events and coverage of our July outing at the Lockport Erie Canal Cruise and Shamus Restaurant.
 
Below are a couple of photos from last year's show. Click on this Photo Gallery link to see more! Hope to see you at the show!
 
2015 Dealer's Choice Award Winner, with his super 1961 Thunderbird Hardtop!
 
 
 
 

 
June 11 2016 -
 
Mark your calendar now for our next club outing, Saturday July 9  at 9:30AM when we'll all enjoy a  Lockport Erie Canal Cruise followed by lunch and a business meeting at the nearby  Shamus Restaurant.
 

Many thanks to the fine folks at the Holland Motorsports Complex  for hosting our club event on June 4th! Everyone had a great time and we especially enjoyed taking those parade laps in our TBirds -woohoo!
 
 
The Buffalo Thunderbird Club's Annual All Thunderbird Show is only 2 months away - - and it's not to early to preregister!   CLICK RIGHT HERE to download and print a copy of the 2016 registration form and mail it in TODAY!
 
Don't forget to check out our  June 2016 Newsletter for all the latest club news!
 
May 19 2016 -

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.  
 

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.

 
 
 

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 
 

32nd Annual All Thunderbird Car Show
Our 32nd Annual All Thunderbird Show is just around the corner - Sunday August 6 2017 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 a charity to be announced....

 
 

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