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Big D Little Birds History

September 1972

How we got started!

Members of the North Texas Classic Thunderbird Club who lived in the Dallas area decided to form their own club. Such members as Fred Goulden, Mike Greer, Don Hyde, and Walt Nuckels attended the Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI) convention in Palm Springs, CA in 1972. They made a presentation for a club charter.

14 September 1972

First official meeting.

The first official meeting was held on September 14th, 1972, with 16 car owners attendeding.

February 1973

CTCI's approval.

In February, 1973, notification of CTCI's approval for Big "D" Little Birds charter was received by 32 members,

June 1973                         

Big D Little Birds Recognition

The Big "D" Little Birds, Chapter No. 46 was announced at the St. Louis, MO Regional Convention. Since that beginning, the club has grown to 100 family memberships and is still growing.

Officers 2019


Tim Chaput


1st Vice President
Scott McGilvray


Chuck Siebert


2nd Vice President
Greg Dove


Karen Dendy

Newsletter Editor | Karen Dendy

"Gold Medallion" award was received from the CTCI in 2017. With your membership your will receive all the latest information for Big D Little Birds happenings. Start your application.

CTCI Advisory Representative l C L Hood

CTCI has approximately 5,000 members and 88 chapters in the United States, 3 chapters in Canada and 1 chapter in Sweden.  

Join us.

Southern Recipes Grill

Every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast

Located at the Southern edge of Collin Creek Mall
621 W Plano Pkwy | Plano, TX

The grill's phone #'s: 972-312-9800 or 972-231-7891

Have questions?

Drop us an email and we'll get you an answer.


No. We welcome anyone that has an interest in T-Birds to join.

Yes. There's a small membership fee of $25 annually.

No. Membership is not limited to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

The process is simple:

1. Download the application

2. Mail the completed form with payment to:

Charlie Difigila, Treasurer, 7711 Windomere Drive, Wylie, TX 75098 or bring your completed application and join us for breakfast at Southern Recipe's Grill on Saturday Mornings.

3. Expect an acceptance email in 10 days or less. 

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