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 49 members who reside in Modesto, as well as Arnold, Atwater, Ceres, Lodi, Manteca, Oakdale, Patterson, Pismo Beach, Ripon, Salida, Stockton, Tracy, Turlock and Sweet Home, Oregon.

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, for lunch, 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


Jan Peterson

(209) 480-3628

Email:  classic57duskrose@gmail.com

Vice President:

Jim Montavon

(209) 522-8830


Elaine Rogers

(209) 527-2639


Katrina Tellez

(209) 480-3628


Jim Montavon

(209) 522-8830

Board Members:

Marlon Helton

(209) 526-9073

Ken Van Dyke

(209) 613-6312


Katrina Tellez

(209) 480-3628


Patricia Mason

(209) 596-4337


Terry Helton

(209) 526-9073


Keith & Elaine Rogers

(209) 527-2639

Upcoming Events

December Tour

Wednesday – December 1
Duarte Nursery – 1555 Baldwin Road, Hughson
Meet at 11:00 at the Nursery
Lunch following at the Fruit Yard
Call/Text Katrina at 209-480-3628 to sign up

Installation of Officers & Christmas Party

Sunday – December 5 – 11:00
Center Street Grill – Turlock
Pre-Order – Call Katrina for details