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

Sunday – December 8th – 11:30am
Christmas and Luncheon
Installation of Officers
Center Street Grill
120 N Center Street, Turlock
Reservation Needed $37.00 pp
Incl. Lunch Plate, Beverage and Dessert. Tax & Tip
Hosted by Jan P. – Elaine – Katrina

Sunday – January 8th – Noon
Business Meeting & Social
Green Grubb
2922 Geer Rd. – Turlock
Hosted by Jan Peterson