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Past Years Events

Calendar of Events for 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Thunderbird Owners

January February March April May June July August September October November  | December |2007|

 2005 2006events - places to cruise your  new Ford Thunnderbird to, such as a Route 66 tour, TBN, TBT, ITC or VTCI event or local events - Clubs
Your Input  wanted & needed - contact Dot -
Date Type Location - City, State, address Contacts, Time, costs, etc.
Jan 29 . 2788 Windy Hill Rd., Marietta, GA 30067  Pappasito's V - Fifth annual gathering of the first TBN event
Jan 29 . Wood-Ridge, New Jersey TGIF's Rt 17 (south), 
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March 12 weekend event Santa Barbara V - Santa Barbara, California TBN info
TBT info
.March 17, 18 . Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada info on TBN & TBT - hosted by Thunderbirds of Las Vegas - neww Thunderbird club.
March 23-26 weekend event Fredricksburg, TX  VTCI South Central meet
April 9 Day Event KNOTT'S BERRY FARM, California FABULOUS FORDS FOREVER,, April 9, 2006.   www.fordcarclubs.org    The registration form and the numbers for the hotels are on this web site. 
April 23 day event Fitchburg, MA 36th annual V8 Car Show and Flea Market - 4th annual get-togather of new 'birds
Also info here
April 21-23 weekend event Highlands, NC info here
May 5, 6, 7 Weekend Event. Nashville, TN  (Holiday Inn, Brentwood, TN) info on TBT
May 27 Day Cruise Greater Orlando, Florida Area  info on TBN and TBT - contact " My T "
register by the 16th
MaY 27 Weekend 
 Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Okanagan Classic Thunderbird Show and Shine
City Park,Contact Ken Carr at 250-766-1503 or carr@cablean.net   for more information
June 1-4 weekend event CalNeva Resort at Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe, Nv Western Thunderbird owners

Info here

June 2 day event  Family Ford, 170 York Road, Carlisle, Pennsylvania Friday Evening Thunderbird Cruise-In / 
Thunderbird Car Show at Family Ford 170 York Road 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.   This event Co-Hosted by the International Thunderbird Club (ITC) http://www.intl-tbirdclub.com/  and the North American TurboCoupe  Organization (NATO) http://www.turbotbird.com/ and the event is  sponsored by Family Ford of Carlisle who will once again be opening  its lot after the days events during the 2006 ALL Ford Nationals at 
Carlisle.  Thunderbird Owners showing vehicles will be provided, hot  dogs, beverages and even a few trophies by family Ford!  What more  could one ask for Free Food, Free Entry, trophies and Thunderbird  owners flocking together! 
June 1-4 weekend event Carlisle, Pennsylvania Fords at Carlisle
June 8-11 weekend event Overland Park, KS North-Central Regional Convention (VTCI sanctioned)
Doubletree Hotel
www.vintagethunderbirdclub.org   for registration details
June 12-15 Week long event Tulsa, Oklahoma New Thunderbird event hosted by members 
of TBN & TBT  - Heartland Thunder 

Follow up - this event  raised $29,000$30,000 for the SGK Foundation.  The final check was presented to SGK on July 8.   Photos of the event are showing up on the two forums, plus a Thunderbird owner's website.

June 15-18 Weekend event Flagstaff, AZ June 15-18 
Southwest Regional Convention (VTCI Sanctioned)
Little America Hotel & Resort
June 22-25 Weekend event Hotel Royal Plaza at Walt Disney World, FL  VTCI International Convention 
 June 25  day event Albacore Museum, home of the U.S.S. Albacore submarine. This location is within walking distance of downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire and a short trolley ride to the Outlet Malls New England's Vintage Thunderbird Club will be hosting the 13th annual Thunderama in historic Portsmouth, NH. A Thunderbird Concours with "fun" judging will be held in addition to an All Vehicle Show at the same time.
June 30 - July 4 week long event Wichita, Kansas CTCI International Convention for 55-57 classic t-bird owners.
July 15 day event On the golf course at Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA .THUNDERBIRD PICNIC -- The Pitt Birds Thunderbird Club Annual Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2006, starting at 10:00 A.M. in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh.  This picnic will be part of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix weekend of events.  You, your family, and friends are invited to join the picnic on Saturday and Sunday.   Chicken, barbeque sandwiches, soft drinks, plates and utensils will be provided.  If you would like, you may bring a salad, snack, or dessert.  Over 1,200 cars will be on display. The time trials for the vintage races will also occur on Saturday. 
July 16 day event On the golf course at Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA Larry Smith Car Show and Picnic:   This Pitt Birds Thunderbird Club Picnic continues at the same location on Sunday.  Along with the Larry Smith Car Show, seven sanctioned vintage races will occur on Sunday. 
We look forward to seeing you at these events.  For additional information, contact Jerry Longstreth at gll1231@msn.com, or www.pvgp.org.
July 16 day event Dunn Tire, which is located at 2150 Union Road in West Seneca, NY The Buffalo Thunderbird Club is holding its' 21st Annual All-Thunderbird Show. This facility is easy to reach by taking NY State Thruway to exit # 52A (William Street). Head east 1/4 mile on Williams Street, then turn right (south) onto Union Road. The Dunn Tire facility is approximately 1 to 1.5 miles down on the right. This is a rain or shine event. Vehicles need to be on the show field and ready for judging by 11:45. Judging will be handled by judging teams. (Note this is not a participant judged, nor is it a major club's sanctioned concours judged event, nor is it a drive-by judging event). Judging will be handled by Thunderbird knowledgible teams. This is not a vote for your buddy event. There will be awards plagues in each of 15 classes plus a Best of Show Award. The first 50 registered attendees will get a dash plaque and a goodie bag. Pre-regristration is $7. Registration on Show Day is $10. This Dunn Tire facilty has a paved lot. We'll have DJ music, plus food will be available. We expect to have everything wrapped up in time to get folks on their way by 3:45 PM.
July 22 day event Norfolk, VA TBN  or TBT for details
July 23 day event Long Island, NY sponsored by Sayville Ford and The Long Island Thunderbird Club;  information
July 23  day event Clan Gregor Square in Bayfield Ontario Canada  The Southern Ontario Thunderbird Club is holding itís 9th annual Thunderbird Owners Get-together at Clan Gregor Square in Bayfield Ontario Canada from 10:00 AM to 4:00 P.M. Spectator/vehicle admission is free. For further information: phone 519-565-2596 or fax 519-565-5127. Bayfield is located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, 75 miles north of Port Huron Michigan or 70 miles north of Sarnia Ontario or 12 miles south of Goderich Ontario. 
August 8 Day event Shreveport, Louisiana TBN
August 11-13 weekend event Amon Carter Exhibit Hall, Will Rogers Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX Yellow Rose Classic SW All Ford Nationals - All Ford Show
Info on the North Texas Mustang Club site
August 13 day event University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Gardens, Devon, Alberta, Canada 7th Annual  Birds in the Gardens-  N.W.Region Edmonton Thunderbird Club
 Please Drive Your Thunderbirds. R.S.V.P. your attendance to: Marie Knipelberg at thunderbirdcalls@yahoo.ca or Ph.#780-988-5506. Please support our 'T-Birds for Teddy Bears' Charity by bringing a Teddy Bear for the Emergency Medical Services Bearamedics Program. 
August 14-20 Week long event Salisbury, North Carolina ITC National
August 16-20 Weekend event Boise, Idaho Northwest Regional Convention, VTCI Sanctioned
Boise, ID
Doubletree Riverside Hotel
information link
August 19 day show Detroit Michigan Woodward Dream Cruise
August 19,20 weekend event Davenport, Iowa TBT
August 20 day show MCCNE All Fords Show, Shrewsbury MA  TBT
August 20 day event Eatonville, WA All Thunderbird Club Picnic - TBN & TBT
Sept 9 day event Half Moon Bay, CA TBT
Sept 9 day event Circus Drive-In on Route 35 in Wall, New Jersey TBN
Sept 8-10 weekend event Half Moon Bay, CA TBT
Water Wonderlands all Thunderbird event
Sept 16 day event LaPalma Park, Anaheim, CA
Harbor Blvd and LaPalma
33rd annual Pagent of the Thunderbird: 8:00AM to 
3:00PM.  Arrival and placement of cars will be from 8:00AM to 9:30PM with judging beginning promptly at 10:00.  Presentation of the awards and raffle prizes will commence at approximately 2:00PM.

* Open to All 55-05 Thunderbirds
* Original Restored, Modified and Custom
* Fit, Finish & Quality Judging
* 18 Trophy Classes 1955 - 2005 - 50 Trophies Total
* 2 People's Choice:  Big & Little
* Music and More!

Sept 22-24 weekend event Bloomington, IL  Thunderbird Rendevous
Sept. 30 day event Friendly Farms restaurant in northern MD TBN
Oct. 6-9 weekend Event Charleston, South CArolina TBT & TBN
Oct 6-8 Weekend Event with Show on Sunday Newport and 
Show at New England Institute of Technology, 2500 Post Road, Warwick, RI on Sunday
MCCNE N.E. Tech Car Show...on Sunday - Read the  TBT for Tbird activities for Friday and Saturday
October 14 Day Show North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina the 6th annual "Cruise to the Coast" car show in North Myrtle Beach. We began the show in 2001 with a special display of Thunderbirds and several of our wonderful Birds have shown up every year since. This year's event will be held at Barefoot Landing at highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach beginning at 9 a.m. There will be a special parking area for Thunderbirds. Anyone wishing aid in accomodations is welcome to e-mail me.
In addition to our special Thunderbirds, we'll have lots of classic and antique automobiles. Trophies, Plaques and prizes will be awarded in several classes.
Nov 11 Day event Sacremento, CA Sac Surf and Turf meet - TBT
Nov 11-12 weekend event Sturbridge, MA TBT and TBN
Dec 8-10 Weekend Event Virginia Beach  Beach Lights - Thunder II
Dec 16-17 day event Austin, Texas to Shreveport, LA Hardtop Relay

Read the Thunderbird Nest Forum or the Thunderbird Talk Forum for more information on coming events and get involved in some of the events being planned there.

Past Years Events:2004  | 2005 | 2006  (sorry didn't keep tabs on the 02 and 03 events)

Drive-In Movies anyone?  Here's a link for you.  http://www.drive-ins.com/

For PA and NY area general car show events, check this website: show dates in the north east.

For TX events, check out the Texas Chapter on the TBN
or check out the Texas forum on the TBT

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