WIXOM, Mich. _ Thunderbird owners will be showing off their iconic Ford vehicles in a first ever “Thunderbird Appreciation Day” May 21. The three large Thunderbird clubs; Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI), Vintage Thunderbird Club International (VTCI) and International Thunderbird Club (ITC) are encouraging their members to take their Thunderbirds out, individually or in groups, to places for the general-public to see.
“This is not an organized car show or meet with dozens of classic makes and models of vehicles” said CTCI President Bill Long. “Rather, this day has been set aside for owners of Ford Thunderbirds, wherever they may be located, to drive their vehicles to a coffee shop, a diner or park, maybe even to church or to work. Just like these “personal luxury automobiles” were used originally.”
“We want every Thunderbird owner to get their car out in public” added VTCI president Rod Wake. “Sure, they can meet up with others. The important point is to get their Thunderbird out for others to look at, ask questions about and maybe bring back a memory or two! It is surprising how many folks say they remember riding in their parents or grandparents Thunderbird!”
For more details, each of the clubs will have more on their Facebook page and websites. Thunderbird owners are asked to share pictures and stories that occur during Thunderbird Appreciation Day on these clubs Facebook pages. Click on the club logo to go to their Facebook pages.