Memphis will be the site of the 2012 Convention of Classic Thunderbird Club International Tuesday, Aug. 21 to Saturday, Aug. 25.
Nearly 300 Thunderbirds (1955-57 models) will be on display in Main Exhibit Hall of Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St., Friday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will also be public displays Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Graceland and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Beale Street for the Birds on Beale event.
An estimated 1,800 visitors are expected to attend the free event, which benefits the Memphis Exchange Club. It’s the largest gathering of Classic Ford Thunderbirds in the world.