Welcome to the website of the Classic Thunderbird Club of Chicagoland (CTCC). We are dedicated to the preservation of the 1955, 1956 and 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

The Classic Thunderbird Club of Chicagoland was formed in 1961 to bring together owners of this unique automobile and to provide a forum for the exchanging of ideas, technical information, social activity and fellowship. Whether your classic Thunderbird is a driver or show car, members have found CTCC an invaluable support group of spirited enthusiasts.


Come and enjoy the fun, the cars and the friendships that you will find in the Classic Thunderbird Club of Chicagoland. Don't wait, Join Today!

For membership information:
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  • Ken Smizinski, President
  • Len Keil, Vice President
  • Liz Werth, Secretary
  • Jim Wilson, Treasurer
  • Ed Levin, Director
  • Lloyd Schellin, Director
  • Len Vinyard, Director
  • Bert Eisenhour, Bird-News
  • Ken Smizinski, Technical
  • Madeline Zambon, Membership
  • Liz Werth, Publicity
  • Bob Wenderski, Librarian
  • Mike Cielenski, Web Admin


For more information, requests, submissions, and comments, email us:

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The CTCC Tech Tip Archive


Birdland - Classifed Ads, For Sale, Parts, Service, Links

NOTE: Members may list 1 FREE ad (50 Words) in each issue. Additional copy @ $1.00 (50 Words). Non-Members $2.00 per ad (50 Words). All Commercial Ads (including members) must be approved by the CTCC Board and will be charged at a commercial rate.
Send Ads to: BERT J EISENHOUR - Hunt Club Village, 200 Hunt Club Drive #127, St. Charles, IL 60174.

*Subject to Audit.

Grille Badge

FOR SALE: CTCI Grille Badge - NEW. (Buyer must supply CTCI Membership Number) PRICE: $10.00. 1 (USED) Ford 4-blade fan, with mounting bolts. PRICE: $5.00 - CONTACT: Bird-News Editor.

Magnetic CTCC Member Name Badges Now Available

Birdland Confidential

All New -- On-Line Store for all of your official CTCC Apparel on "Ken" for more info.