The Modesto Area Classic Thunderbird Club was organized in 1981 with 36 members and received its charter in August in Toronto, Canada at the International Convention. The club is celebrating 35 years as an active club.

The objective of the club is to promote the preservation and restoration of 1955, ’56, and ’57 Ford Thunderbirds. The club meets on a monthly basis to promote friendship, social activities, and exchange information as well as technical support.

The club is presently composed of 59 members who reside in Modesto, Hughson, Ceres, Tracy, Atwater, Turlock, Ripon, Salida, Oakdale, Pismo Beach, Manteca, Wallace, and Stockton.

The Club welcomes guests who are interested in the preservation of classic Ford Thunderbirds to our monthly meetings.  It is not necessary that you own a Classic Thunderbird to be a member. Meetings are usually held the second Sunday of each month, always at noon, at a local restaurant, or a member’s home. The club sponsors social events in the form of tours on the third or fourth Sunday during the months the weather is conducive to driving these classic cars.

Additional information on the club and meetings is available by contacting one of the club officers.

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Officers & Chairpersons


Katrina Tellez

(209) 480-3628

Email:  classic57duskrose@gmail.com

Vice President:

Jan Peterson

(209) 634-3493


Elaine Rogers

(209) 527-2639


Jan Wigle

(209) 527-7775


Don Wigle

(209) 527-7775

Board Members:

Monty Montgomery

(209) 835-1795

Jack Martin

(209) 538-6652


Katrina Tellez

(209) 480-3628


Donna Montavon

(209) 522-8830


Donna Montavon

(209) 522-8830


Keith Rogers

(209) 527-2639

Upcoming Events


August Meeting Information
Business Meeting and Social
SATURDAY – August 10 – 12:30
The Restaurant Does NOT open until 12:00
1020 N. Main St. – Manteca
Hosted by Roger & Joyce Williams
Buffet Lunch:  $20 per person
If you did not sign up at the meeting
please call before August 1st * 209-551-6165


September Meeting Information
Business Meeting and Social
Sunday – September 8 – 12:00
The River Oak’s

Home of – Ken & Roberta Van Dyke

Taco Lunch:  $20 per person
If you did not sign up at the meeting
please call before September 5th * 209-613-6312