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


Jim Ridenour

(209) 505-3512


Don Wigle

(209) 527-7775

Board Members:

Jim Montavon

(209) 522-8830

Keith Rogers

(209) 527-2639


Katrina Tellez

(209) 480-3628


Patricia Mason

(209) 596-4337


Roberta Van Dyke

(209) 613-6312


Don & Jan Wigle

(209) 527-7775

Upcoming Events

November Meeting and Social
Members and their Guest/s Only
Sunday – November 8th 11:00 am
Green Grub – 2922 Geer Road Turlock
Hosted by – Jan Peterson

Our Apologies
Until or When the COVID
situation has been decided
all meetings will be for members only
and closed to the public
Katrina Tellez – President