The Mid-Kansas Vintage Thunderbird Club was formed at Wichita in 1992. In 2004, we affiliated with the Vintage Thunderbird Club International (VTCI) and also incorporated as a Kansas Corporation.
As a chapter of VTCI, our club recognizes ALL Ford Thunderbirds from 1955 through 2005 and serves as headquarters for Thunderbird lovers in the Wichita and Mid-Kansas area.
Take a look at some of our cars.
Our club participates in VTCI events around the country. This has included Regional and International Conventions at Hannibal, Missouri. Indianapolis, Indiana (which included a lap around the Indianapolis Speedway with over 100 Thunderbirds) Overland Park, Kansas; and our club hosted the 2008 North Central Regional Convention in Wichita. Since then, some of our members attended conventions at Colorado Springs, Oklahoma City, Coshocton, Ohio and the 2010 Regional at Fort Worth, Texas. (That one allowed us to drive our cars on the NASCAR track!) The 2010 VTCI International at Chicago, 2011 at Portland and 2012 at Charleston were truly awesome!
Our club has always participated in local car shows, but in calendar year 2000, the club joined forces with the Wichita Classic Thunderbird Club to produce a special Thunderbird Show and give all profits of the show to Make-A-Wish of Kansas, Inc. Named “The Dream Car Show” it became an annual event and through its final production in 2010 we had provided over $106,000 to Make-A-Wish of Kansas.
This club enjoys a diversity of members from many professions.
It is currently comprised of 44 family memberships with even more Thunderbirds.
Our flock of Birds contains one of almost every body style offered.
Some of our Thunderbirds are trophy winners at the national level, some are in the process of getting there, but many are simply enjoyable daily drivers.
Our Thunderbird experts share their experiences with each other, and with spectators at our car shows regarding restoration, repairs, parts, details, and technical advice for these beautiful, nostalgic pieces of rolling sculpture.
Our club holds monthly meetings, and publishes a monthly newsletter.
We also take Thunderbird road trips or cruises through scenic parts of Kansas.
In the cooler months, you will find us visiting local museums, dinner theater, shows and melodramas.
Wholesome, family type social activities involving spouses and children, are just one of the goals of our club.
Our club has a great working relationship with neighboring chapters of VTCI. We believe that working in cooperation with the “Wichita Classic Thunderbirds" on special occasions has strengthened both clubs and has increased the visibility of the Vintage and Classic Ford Thunderbird in our community.
To join us and enjoy the ambience created by these beautiful Thunderbirds costs only $25 per year
and that cost is prorated for new members.
See our application in this website.
Our National VTCI application is also located in the VTCI link mentioned above.
Joining the VTCI includes a subscription to The Thunderbird Scoop, access to the Country Store, and other advantages.
|Our 2016 Board consists of the following;|
|J. Rodney Wake, President|
|Mike Mawhirter, Vice President|
|Larry Pickering, Secretary|
|Lynda Fichter, Treasurer|
If you have any questions about our club or the Membership Application, please contact us at the Email or telephone number listed below
|Mid-Kansas Vintage Thunderbird Club, Inc.|