What are CTCI Gift Certificates?
If you wish to purchase CTCI Gift Certificates in any dollar amount, they
are available for ordering. The recipients may use the certificate to pay
their CTCI dues , or purchase items from the CTCI store. They are also
great for chapter gift exchanges or appreciation awards. Send your check
and the denomination amount of each certificate ordered and we'll be happy
to mail them to you. For faster service, please phone the CTCI office
toll free at (800) 488-2709.
My magazine arrived in the mail damaged. Can I get a new one?
If you received a damaged EarlyBird, please report it to the office by
clicking on the Contact Us
tab to send an e-mail.
You can also call the CTCI office toll free at (800) 488-2709. We will be
happy to send you a new one.
Why didn't I receive my EarlyBird magazine?
Several items may contribute to this problem. Did you renew your dues?
Sometimes a member renews their dues for their local chapter, and forgets to
send their CTCI dues. If you are not sure, please check your checkbook, and
then contact the CTCI office by clicking the Contact
tab to send an e-mail. Did you move or change mailing address for the
winter season? Be sure to notify the CTCI office well in advance, so that we
can prepare the correct mailing labels for our mailing house. It costs CTCI
extra dollars each time EarlyBirds are returned to us and re-mailed to a member.
"My friend in the next county received his issue, but I didn't get mine."
Unfortunately, we can not get the US Postal Service to hurry up their job. All
EarlyBird issues leave the mailing house and are delivered to the Post office
on the same day. If this is a continuing problem, file a complaint with your
local Postmaster and see if he or she can find out why your magazine is sitting
at the station and not being delivered. Often the periodicals are set aside and
take second precedence to the first class mail.
When will my Membership Card be sent?
After allowing several months at the beginning of each year for the processing
of late dues renewals, your new CTCI Membership Card will be included with the
May-June EarlyBird issue.
Where can I find my CTCI member number?
Your CTCI member number can be found next to your name on the mailing sheet that
accompanies your EarlyBird magazine. It will also be on your Membership Card
which you receive with the May-June EarlyBird. Your membership number can also
be found in the Membership Roster. If those are not available, you can click the
tab to send an e-mail to the CTCI office.
We will look it up and e-mail you back.
How can I get more Membership Applications or CTCI business cards?
The CTCI Membership Application is available on this web site in pdf format. To
download click the Become A Member
application form is also available in the center of the March-April EarlyBird
issue. For additional applications and cards you can send an e-mail to the
office by clicking on the Contact Us
tab. Please note
that the Membership Applications were revised in Feb. 2009, so if you are holding
onto old ones, please discard and print or order new forms.
How do I inform CTCI that I have moved, changed my phone number, or my e-mail address?
To update this information you may contact the CTCI office by e-mail, phone,
letter, or fax. For e-mail, please click on the Contact
tab. We will update the information as soon as it is received in our
office. If you have seasonal address changes, please let us know well in advance,
so we can be sure to mail your EarlyBird to the correct address.
Can I place a merchandise order over the phone or online?
Yes. Please visit the Club Store
on this site for
complete ordering information.
How can I obtain the original invoice for my T-Bird?
Invoices are available to CTCI members only from the American Road Thunderbird
Club (TARTC), Chapter 5. The information for ordering the invoices is available
on their web site. For you convenience a link to their web site has been
provided by going to the Chapters page, then clicking on
, Michigan, Chapter 5 American Road Thunderbird Club. You can
also access their site direct at
. Please note, however, that not all invoice copies are
available for all three years, and only about 1/2 of the 1955 model year invoices
are available. Original invoices are available, if they have not previously been
ordered by prior owners. If they have been sent out before, then only copies of
the original are available from their files.
Can anyone become a member of CTCI?
Membership in CTCI is open to all persons who are interested in the purpose of the
club. The primary purpose is to encourage and promote the admiration and
ownership, care and maintenance, with safe and courteous operation of the
"Classic Thunderbird" which is defined as a two-passenger 1955, 1956 and 1957
Ford Thunderbird automobile. You do not have to own a "Classic Thunderbird" to join.
What judging class would I enter my Thunderbird in?
A detailed explanation of the various judging classes available to show your
Thunderbird is available in the Concours And Touring Division Rules
. This document can be viewed or downloaded by going to the
page on the
tab. After reviewing this document, if you have further questions
please feel free to contact the current CTCI Concours Rules and Guidelines
Chairman. This information can be found under Officers/Staff by visiting the
How do we get a certificate of insurance for our club events?
If your Chapter is in need of a Certificate of Insurance from the CTCI insurance
company, please contact the CTCI office at least 30 days prior to your event.
Please be prepared to provide CTCI with the date(s) and location of this event.
You can contact the office via e-mail by going to the
International and Regional Meets: When and where are the meets held?
CTCI holds one sanctioned International Convention in the even numbered years and
there can be sanctioned Regional Conventions in each of the six (6) Regions in
the odd numbered years. These conventions are bid on and hosted by CTCI Chapter
Clubs with the assistance of CTCI staff. The locations of these events will vary
from year to year depending on the location chosen by the host Chapter. If you
are interested in hosting a CTCI International or Regional Event, you can review
the Concours Guidelines and Concours Procedures
by going to the Concours Guidelines
page on the
tab. This document can be downloaded for your convenience.