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 2021


Tim Chaput


1st Vice President
Charlie Difiglia


Les Gray


2nd Vice President
Jo Huttenhow


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 Robert Goodwin

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

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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, our club membership is open to all persons who own 1955-57 Thunderbird or are just an enthusiast.

Yes, dues are due in January and are $25.00 anually. Membership entitles you to all club activities and our monthly award winning newsletter. Dues are also prorated during the year.

No, we have many members who live outside of the DFW area as well as outside of Texas.

Our membership application is available through this website. Just click below, print the Membership Application, complete all information, and with your dues mail your application or bring it with you to any of our Saturday breakfast. Join us at 8:30 am, breakfast location is identified above these FAQ's. Membership Application.

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