Welcome to Khayan

Welcome to the website of the Bay Area Thunderbird Owner's Club (Khayan for short).  We are the oldest Thunderbird Club in the world started in 1958 and caters to two-seater Ford Thunderbirds built between 1955-1957 and 2002-2005.  We meet the Second Saturday of each Month at 10:00AM at the Buttercup Grill in Walnut Creek, 660 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, (925) 932-2763.  We also have an event every month where we drive our cars to interesting locations around the San Francisco Bay Area which usually includes a brunch or lunch as part of the event. This homepage will always feature the latest news and happenings.  Older posts can be found in the archive area.

Mystery Train Ride is Full

All the seats for the  Oakdale Mystery Train Event are gone. Event starts on June 19th at 10:30 AM at Jim and Maria Guthrie's house. Several stops are scheduled along the way including an auto museum tour, antique shopping and a quick visit with the local Model A club in Escalon. We'll also have time to visit the famous Valley Inn bar in downtown Escalon for those so inclined.   Call Lisa Perry at (925) 785-8015 with any questions.

Still Time to Catch the Train – (Open to Everyone)

Attention Non-Members: There is still time to book your reservations for the Oakdale Mystery Train Event. Event starts on June 19th at 5:00 pm. Price is $89 per person. Our club will be attending the event together but we are all responsible for our own train tickets and overnight accommodations (if desired). You purchase your tickets online at https://www.sierradinnertrain.com/experiences/murder-mystery and reserve your hotel room at one as near as possible in Oakdale. There are full details in the event section of this site (Click on corresponding sidebar icon). Detailed information on the train ride itself can be obtained from the website above. Find directions by clicking here. The event is described by the Train's website as: Ou...

Super Bowl Party was a Hit!

  Khayan 160207-_DSC446532 members attended the 5th annual Khayan Super Bowl Party for SUPER BOWL 50 where we watched the Denver Broncos trounce the Carolina Panthers 21 to 10. Based on the cheers and jeers the crowd appeared to favor the Panthers but to no avail. Members also enjoyed the scrumptious food served in excess including Maria Gutherie’s famous clam chowder. A lot of our two-seater birds were also driven to the event which always shows club spirit not to mention you get additional Khayan BUCKS!   There are additional photos and information are available on our Club's Facebook Group.  All members are encouraged to join the Facebook Group for more ...

Egyptian Museum Event Last Saturday

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On Janua160130-20160130_114843ry 30th, Khayan’s event was to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose where we spent the afternoon looking at one of the best collection of Egyptian artifacts in the country.   Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America -- including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum has many examples of cat images from ancient Egypt, in every material from bronze, through wood, and including mummies! We started out from the Bagel Street Café in Danville and drove to our second mem...

Annual Board Meeting Held

20160124_182808SMLast Sunday, the elected Khayan board members and a few others of met for the annual club board meeting at the home of president Dave Adams where the framework for the coming year's functions and activities were discussed.  Among the hottest topics were the proposed bylaw revisions to officially include 2002-2005 ownership qualifying for full membership, which unofficially has been the practice for years anyway.  A  few other changes were proposed as well including elimination of the required car inspection before granting entry in the club, changes in what is included in the new membership packet given to new members and proposing the election for club officers next year be more formalized with written ballots.  Th...

Super Bowl 50 Party! Feb 7th

Khayan Celebrates Super Bowl 50 in Style! Don’t wait -RSVP NOW! Call or email 925-292-7643 [email protected] Maria and Jim Guthrie have invited you to a fun-filled afternoon full of Football, Friends and Food! What: Watch the game in VIP accommodations. Cheer on your favorite team, catch up with friends and meet new people! Bring your favorite dish and beverage to share! When: Sunday February 7, 2016 –2PM Where: 637 Yorkshire Court Livermore, CA