The Thunderbirds of Queensland Inc. was formed and incorporated in March 1992 as a State of Queensland alternative to the national “Thunderbird Owners Club of Australia”. We are very proud to be a Chapter of the International Thunderbird Club and enjoy sharing our experiences in Queensland Australia with ITC members around the world through our magazine and online social media sites.

In March 2013 we celebrated our 21st Anniversary at the historic Lakeside Raceway with a car cruise, dinner function and “Trip Down Memory Lane” a look back at the clubs history over the years. We were privileged to have founding members in attendance to help us celebrate this milestone.

We pride ourselves on a commitment to the preservation and restoration of Ford’s icon, the Thunderbird, and base the club on a firm foundation of social activities for the fun and enjoyment of our special automobiles.

Club membership numbers usually sit around 100. The core group of members and a hard working club committee in Brisbane, the State’s capital, keep things running smoothly and meet bi-monthly on a club run where committee and members alike can get involved.  We organise two or more club runs a month which along with other car culture events on the calendar make for a busy schedule.

Members are kept up to date with club business, news and reports on club runs by our quarterly emagazine Sounds of Thunder which is distributed by email to members. We have a very active Facebook group where run information, photos and stories of our club activities are shared with members, friends and enthusiasts around the world.

Thunderbird lovers are Ford lovers and this is reflected in our policy of inviting owners of 30 year and older American built Fords to join our ranks. Besides a healthy list of Thunderbirds ranging in age from 1955 -1985 we have a large number of other classic Fords which include Mercury Cougars, Mustangs, Lincoln Continentals and Ford Galaxies… not to mention a few rings in from other manufacturers.

Life is short and our social lives should be as much fun as possible, owning a Classic Ford and being part of the Thunderbirds of Queensland Inc. has made that fun a reality for all of us.