04-17 CTCI Convention Member Memories
Please stop and check out our new tab on the CTCI homepage and share your memories, points of interest or stories of Route 66 and feel free to add your own memory while you are there.
04-11 2015 Regional Convention announcement!
The Pajarito Club of New Mexico will be hosting the 2015 Regional Convention on August 26-30 2015, at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque. More information to follow as the plans develop so save the date!
04-08 Chapter Reports Are Due Now!
If you would like to have your chapters updated information in the 2014 Roster, please contact the office or your Regional Director for a blank Chapter Report Form and turn it in to HQ as soon as possible.
02-17 The New President of CTCI Revealed
Martha Lazdins stepped up and has taken on the role of President for 2014. She is going to be a great asset for CTCI!
02-02 Convention Photos Online
NEW - photos from past CTCI Regional and International Events have just been posted. Stop by and take a look! (Find them at the bottom of the Events page)
01-20 2014 Board Meeting
The Board Meeting is on February 7th and 8th this year. If you are attending, please call the office and let us know.
01-13 New Directors Announced
Please be sure to congratulate our new director for Region 5, Tom McCartney and Director-At-Large Martha Lazdins.
11-20 CTCI New Merchandise
Look in your Sept/Oct issue of the EarlyBird for the order form for all the new merchandise that is for sale.
11-20 2002 Thunderbird Book
We have a very limited quantity of this book so get yours before they are gone.
09-25 Details for 2014 CTCI International Convention
The 2014 CTCI Internation Convention has been set for Springfield, MO from July 1-6, 2014. The theme of the International Convention is "60 Years of Kicks on Route 66". Save the date and we hope to see you all there.
09-24 Summary of Special Board Meetings at both Conventions
Please click on the news link for expanded information on the things that went on with the Board of Directors at both Conventions for 2013.
08-23 New CTCI Merchandise Coming!
Check out the Sept/Oct EarlyBird for all the new merchandise that is going to be available for purchase for our members.
08-16 Board of Directors Election is Coming
When you get your Sept/Oct issue of the EarlyBird, please make sure you find your ballot and turn it in to the office before November 15th.
08-08 Special Board of Directors Meeting
There will be a special CTCI Board of Directors meeting at the "Thunder In the Heartland" Convention in West Des Moines, IA, August 23rd at 4:30pm. See News page for more info.
07-24 Special Board of Directors Meeting
There will be a special CTCI Board of Directors meeting at the Birds By The Bay convention in San Jose, August 2nd at 4:30pm. See News page for more info.
07-10 Addendum J Is Now Available
We now have Addendum J of the Restoration Manual in stock and available for sale to our members.
07-03 Office Closure
CTCI will be closed for the 4th & 5th of July to celebrate America and spend time with our families. We will re-connect with you all on Monday the 8th from 9am to 4pm.
05-31 Correction of Gil's Garage in EarlyBird
Please be advised that the numbers were transposed in Gil's article on page 44 of the EarlyBird.
05-30 EarlyBird Wins 11th Golden Quill Award!
We are so proud of Lin Somsak, and of the other newsletter editors that were chosen to win awards through Old Cars Weekly for their hard work with the magazine and news letters.
05-10 Oversight Letters
Members who may have forgotten to send in their dues have now received an Oversight Letter to see if they would like to continue on as a member of CTCI.
02-13 Dues Are Past Due
Please check your mailing labels to see if you are paid up for 2013 membership in CTCI.
02-12 New Officers Elected
The Board of Directors chose Bill Long as our new President of CTCI, Geraldine Nuckels as Vice President, and Sandra Hood as Secretary. Please congratulate them if you see them.
01-01 Welcome Your New Board of Directors
Congratulations to our new Board of Directors. We appreciate all your efforts on behalf of the CTCI Membership.
09-23 Special Order 50th Anniversary Jackets and Polo shirts
The Special order 50th Anniversary Jackets and Polo shirts will be available through December 2012 only and will not be available in 2013
09-23 50th Anniversary T-shirts are Available
50th Anniversary T-shirts are available in limited sizes and some styles and sizes are out of stock. These items will not be rerun. Order yours today directly from the office as we have a current list of available sizes.
07-27 Notes on 50th Anniversary Merchandise
The 110-K420P Polo shirt is NOT available in Turquoise.. Available colors are:Navy, Lt Blue, Oxford (Grey), Stone (Tan)
07-27 Notes on 50th Anniversary Merchandise
Special order 50th Anniversary Jackets and Polo shirts are not available on the website club store. Use special order sheet in the M/J EB and call order in.
06-07 Golden Quill Winners Announced
Please congratulate Lin Somsak and Barbara Blair for their achievements in being Golden Quill winners for the 2011 year!
06-07 Car Shows in Your Area!
Please check out the Events page on our website to find out if there are shows in your area. If not turn your events in now.
04-26 CTCI is Looking For A New Managing Director
If you are interested in a part time, paid position within CTCI, please contact President John Smith.
04-26 New Chapter Starting for the Carolinas
If you live in the eastern part of North or South Carolina, check out the new Carolina Classic Thunderbirds Club.
03-09 New Electronic Editor Needed!
CTCI is looking for someone to help oversee any changes and updates that may be needed for the website. Contact John Smith, President if you are interested.
02-10 Gil's Garage Has New Tech Article
Check out the Overdrive Circuit Test for the cars now!
01-30 Chapter Page Updates
If you don't have a Chapter page or link to your chapter website, now is the time to send us your information so we can make all our chapters more visible.
01-30 Chapter Reports Are Due Now
Chapter Reports have been sent out, please send them in as soon as possible. If you did not receive one contact the office for a copy.
01-20 New Articles For Gil's Garage
Check out the Engine and Electrical section of Gil's garage for new technical help for your T-Bird.
01-20 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Calendars Are Here!
These Collector Editions of the 50th Anniversary Calendar are going fast, get yours before they are gone.
01-20 2012 Dues are Past Due NOW
Do not forget to send in your check with your membership number on it in your dues envelope.
04-27 Fabulous Fords Forever, Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA
Join the Fabulous Ford Show at Knott's Berry Farm and help to celebrate 50 years of Mustang, 75 years of Mercury and 55 years of Galaxie, and show off your Classic Thunderbirds as well!
05-02 Mockingbird Run VI "Secret City", Oakridge, Tennessee
Hold the Dates of May 2-4 and plan to be in Oak Ridge, TN which will be the site of the next Mockingbird Run VI. No judging and gymkhana await you!
05-02 Spring Fling, Springfield, Illinois
There is an open invitation to all Classic Thunderbird clubs to join the Classic Thunderbird Club of Chicagoland for fun and fellowship, and no concours or judging.
05-18 Friendship Day!
Mid Peninsula Old Time Auto Club proudly presents their 40th Friendship Day. Look inside for further details.
05-31 Aircooled Anarchy 2nd Annual Charity Run
Charity poker run/driving event benefitting the UC Irvine Health Child Life Program. Open to all makes, models and year of vehicles.
06-13 The Original Spring Fling-Since 1981, Des Moines, IA
Join the Haykeye Classic Thunderbird Club for three days of fun and no-judging, just fellowship and Southern hospitality.
07-01 CTCI International Convention, Springfield/Branson, MO
"60 Years of Kicks on Route 66", there will be an indoor Concours d'Elegance. Tours, shopping and wineries are just a beginning so register early.
11-14 CARolina Cruzin' New Bern, North Carolina
Carolina Classic Thunderbirds are hosting CARolina Cruzin' in New Bern, North Carolina with an open invitiation to all CTCI members to bring your little birds out to play.
09-20 41st Annual Pageant of the Thunderbird, Anaheim, CA
Come to the longest running ALL Thunderbird show in Southern California, hosted by The Earlybirds of Southern California (CTCI Chapter 7) and the Thunderbirds of Southern California (VTCI).