Arizona Classic Thunderbird Club
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CTCI Chapter 35
1013 W Iris Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85233-7913
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Arizona Classic Thunderbird Club (ACTC) was founded as Chapter 35 of Classic
Thunderbird Club International (CTCI) on October 11, 1970, by John C. "Jack"
Jordan and five other charter members. The purpose of the club was to promote
admiration, ownership, care and maintenance of the two-passenger 1955, 1956
and 1957 Thunderbird. The objective was to meet, socialize, maintain the spirit of
good fellowship and participate in activities including their classic Thunderbirds.
On March 30, 1978, the ACTC Bola Tie with an "Eagle Dancer Thunderbird" was
trademarked with the State of Arizona for the club's exclusive use. It was
especially designed for, and available only from, ACTC. The "Eagle Dancer
Thunderbird" was adopted as the club logo in the mid-1970s. An outline of our
state with the Thunderbird emblem is used as the club logo.
Our club has grown from six charter members to more than 200 members with
approximately 90 Classic Thunderbirds. Cars in our club range from everyday
drivers to national show winners. Membership is open to all those who share our
interest in classic cars and related activities. While Thunderbirds are the focus of
our group, members own a variety of classic and special interest vehicles.
Meetings are usually held on the second Sunday of each month at various
locations throughout the Valley. Activities include car shows, parade
participation, economy runs, weekend trips, theme parties and a holiday gala. We
also participate in events sponsored by other car enthusiasts in our area, such as
the Route 66 Fun Run, Midnight at the Oasis, Run to the Pines, and the Tubac car
show. We encourage active participation and involvement in all
activities by our members. Check the "events" tab for upcoming events. We are an open club and welcome participation with non-members as well as ACTC members.