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!

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  • Ken Smizinski, President
  • Joel Greenberg, Vice President
  • Liz Werth, Secretary
  • Tom Bruin, 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
  • Joel Greenberg, Web Admin


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In Memoriam

Posted on 03/01/2015 by jlgrnbrg

It is with a deep sense of loss that we record the untimely passing of Doug Rogers on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

Doug and Soon Hee joined CTCC in July of 2004 and they soon became active in Club activities. In addition to serving as CTCC Treasurer for several years, Doug compiled a comprehensive Guide Book for members to use in organizing and hosting Club Tours. The publication also included guide lines to follow in leading caravans. Additionally, he and Soon Hee hosted several Club events in their home.

Doug was very proud to show off his beautiful Yellow 1956 Thunderbird and he enjoyed participating in the Annual Johnsburg, IL Parade, as well as Cruise Nights throughout the area.

The CTCC Board, Directors and membership extend their heartfelt sympathy to Soon Hee and her family as we share in their loss.


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