History & Mission

The Lehigh Valley Thunderbird Club Inc. was formed in 1973. This is our 43rd year of being a club. The letter to form this club was sent out September 7, 1973, the first formal meeting was held October 28. 1973 at the Fairgrounds Hotel. That was 27 years before I had any idea there was a Thunderbird Club in the area. The membership then was about 13, I have talked with some of the original members and found out that the roster reached about 118 in 1994. Currently we have 48 members.

The Lehigh Valley Thunderbird Club was founded in 1973 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the THUNDERBIRD AUTOMOBILE. The club has recently applied to the Vintage Thunderbird Club International for admission as a chapter.

The mission of the club is to provide for its members an opportunity to exchange ideas, make new acquaintances, and assist with technical support. All of our members, individually and as a whole, are committed to various community charitable organizations; contributing financial support and volunteer time.

Initial membership fee is nominal, as are renewals. Our club holds a General meeting once a month, and the Board of Directors also meets once a month. In the warmer weather the club as a whole attends many car shows. We hold our annual Nazareth Days Car show in July, which has been usually attended by 200 plus cars. Membership is open to both owners of T-Birds, of any year, as well as to those people who just appreciate the Thunderbird. The Lehigh Valley Thunderbird Club awaits the opportunity to welcome new members .