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


Don Wigle

(209) 531-6596

Email:  wigles@sbcglobal.net

Vice President:

Katrina Tellez

(209) 480-3628

Email:  classic57duskrose@gmail.com


Elaine Rogers


Jim Ridenour

(209) 505-3512

Email:  rideno3@hotmail.com


Jim Ridenour

Board Members:

Earl Reedy

Jim Montavon


Unfilled at this time


Donna Montavon

(209) 522-8830


Donna Montavon


Keith Rogers

Upcoming Events


November 11, 2018 – noon

Banta Inn – Banta

22563 S. 7th Street

Hosted by Jim Fenelon & Corine Herrera

Call to sign up 209-472-7254