Monterey Bay Classic Thunderbird Club

We are the hosts of the annual Thunderbirds on the
Santa Cruz Wharf!

The Monterey Bay Classic Thunderbird Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of classic Thunderbirds. Our members enjoy showing and driving their Thunderbirds in Car Shows and on club outings.

We are the host of the annual event “THUNDERBIRDS ON THE SANTA CRUZ WHARF”, featuring the classic 1955-1957, the 1958-1965 vintage and the retro, 2002-2005 Thunderbirds. Each year about 100 Thunderbirds and hundreds of people participated in the show. Spectators from throughout the area come to view the classic Thunderbirds, join in the events and participate in the raffles. Additionally, Thunderbird clubs from all over California and Nevada caravan to the wharf in Santa Cruz to participate. Many stay the weekend. The ocean, the mountains, the wharf, the restaurants, and the retail stores all create a powerful attraction.

The Monterey Bay Classic Thunderbird Club stays involved in our community. We participate in Toys for Tots and have contributed to the local Red Cross, Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition, Partnership for Children. We attend invitational parades and we support a local program, called ROP, dedicated to training future automotive technical personnel.

We encourage car buffs of every age to come out and enjoy our cars. If you are interested in more information about our club, want to join, or have general questions, please feel free to contact us.

Things We Do

Check out the T-Birds on the Santa Cruz Wharf next summer!

Below is a list of some of the additional outings we attend through out the year.

  • April: TBD
  • May: QC+,
    Country Cruise Car Show - San Juan Bautista
    Golden State Classics Cruise & Car Show - Paso Robles
  • June: Capitola Rod & Customs
  • July: Aptos 4th of July Parade & BBQ
    Hot Rods on the Green at Twin Lakes Church
  • Aug.: TBD
  • Sept.: T-Birds on the Santa Cruz Wharf
  • Oct.: TBD
  • Nov.: TBD
  • Dec.: Santa Cruz Holiday Parade & Luncheon

Club Details & Info


Varies - Dates available in newsletter

Officers and Members

President: Sandi Brown
Vice President: Justin Reeves
Secretary: Varies
Treasurer: Barbara Perry
Membership Application

Contact Us

Our mailing address: P.O. Box 2721, Aptos, CA 95001