Birds in the Hyatt

   Nestled comfortably between downtown Sarasota and the St. Armand's Circle with the bay front park just a good stretch of the leg will be our location. Piers into the bay offer scenic views and moderately priced lunch treats.

    St. Armand’s Circle is a gathering of varied shops, ice cream / confectionary and plenty of park benches under large shady trees in the inner park.

    Downtown Sarasota offers both cultural and educational opportunities along with all the purchasing pleasures you might expect.

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Southwest florida's friendliest 

Classic Thunderbird club!

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   The Trail Birds of Southwest Florida was founded in 1994 by David and Betty Tulowitzky, Frank and Debby Hanson and Roy Ohmes. There were six people at the first meeting, but we did have enough phone calls of interested people that we decided to go ahead with establishing the club. 

   It has grown to over 80 members at present. We decided on the name of Trail Birds of Southwest Florida because our membership would be focused on 1955-1957 Thunderbird owners living along the Tamiami Trail between Sarasota and Naples.


   The purpose of the club was to unite owners and admirers of the 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird. Membership in the Classic Thunderbird Club, International (CTCI) was a requirement, and we were thrilled to complete the process to become a chapter of CTCI and received our CTCI Chapter number 113 at the Bend, Oregon international convention in 1996.

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