About Us

Club History

The club was formed in July 1974 by John Jehle and was originally called the Buffalo Birds. The name was later changed to the Buffalo Thunderbird Club.

Chapter recognition by the CTCI was granted in 1977, and the VTCI in 1991.

The BTC Facebook page was created on July 14, 2014 by Brian Iten.

Club Officers

Bob Kiss

  • President


Dennis Zurek

  • Treasurer


Patrick Golder

  • Webmeister


Jennie Perry

  • Social Media


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  • Newsletter Editor

Maria Golder

  • Vice President


Wendee Lorbeer

  • Secretary


Nancy Crane

  • Club Historian
  • CTCI Representative


Michael Melnyk

  • VTCI Representative
  • VTCI Northeast Regional Director


Parent Organizations

The original Buffalo Birds car club was granted Chapter Charter #71 by the Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI) on January 22, 1977.

CTCI Website

In 1991, the Vintage Thunderbird Club International (VTCI) granted chapter affiliation to the Buffalo club.

VTCI Website

Membership Information

Our club is dedicated to friendship among Ford Thunderbird enthusiasts! We (generally…) meet for lunch or dinner and a business meeting once a month, celebrate the winter holidays with a great early winter Festivus, and host our annual BTC Car Show in early August each year. We round out the season calendar visiting local attractions and participating in area car shows and cruise nights as a club. Ownership of a T-Bird is not required! If this sounds like something you would enjoy, just click the link below to open a copy of our Membership Application form. Then print it out, fill it in and mail it to the address indicated.