Clubs Histories
Amarillo Antique Auto Club Gene Smith

Glenn Wallick



Amarillo Area Corvette Club Larry Teague



Classic Rollers Unlimited Nate Lax



Early V-8 Ford Club

Golden Spread Regional Group

James Tipping (Dumas)


Hansford Showtime Car Club Sam Abston (Spearman)   806-659-3019
High Plains Drifters Street Rods Dan Ratliff 806-383-8215

High Plains Drifters was started in 1982 by Jerry Main, Larry Sandefur, and David Hill.  In 1984, the Foliage Tour was started with a trip to Canadian, Tx.  In 1991, the tour was changed to the last Sunday in October to Palo Duro Canyon. The club joined the Panhandle Council of Car Clubs in 1984.  There are presently eleven families in the HPD Club, and we are responsible for the February Cruise Night  on the first Saturday of the month at Region 16 parking lot on Bell and Hillside in Amarillo. 

High Plains Thunderbirds 

Bud Eaton


Gene Smith, Pres.




The High Plains Thunderbirds came into being in the spring of 2002 as a result of a dream of one man, Lon O’Connell, who wanted to share his love of the Ford Thunderbird with others.  Seeing the promotions for the new ’02 Thunderbirds in the spring of 2001, Lon ordered an Inspiration Yellow Thunderbird.  His car was one of the first to arrive by rail in Amarillo in August 16, 2001 but with a factory hold.  After a factory cooling fan repair his car was re-delivered October 9, 2001. 

High Plains Studebaker Drivers Club Russell Miller 806-351-1108
Krankers Kar Klub James Underwood 806-374-1915
Old School Car Club Jackie Yelton 806-584-7920
Slo-Pokes Rod & Custom Tony Birkenfeld 806-622-1481

Texas Panhandle Model A Club

Mark George

Dean Elliot (Pampa)




Texas Panhandle Mustang Club

Kenny and Dena Gann


  Bud Eaton





President, Bernie Trujillo
     Vice President, Bill Blasingame
  Secretary, Susan Stokes
  Treasurer, Maralyn Smith
  MCA Rep, Bud Eaton
        Council reps, Bud Eaton, Kenny &  Dena Gann

Top of Texas Classic Chevy Club Richard Alsup 806-355-0407
The Chevy Club was started in about 1977.  It was originally a club for 1955, 1956, and 1957 Chevrolets.  Over the years, the club has evolved into one with members owning many kinds of hotrods, or none at all.  The members just share a love of cars.  Read more here.
Top-O-Texas Model Car Club Terry Morford 806-468-8327

Top of Texas Trans Ams

Joe Krizan


806-355-9208 (w)

Top of Texas Volkswagons Ron & Kim Roten 806-359-1924

Make A Wish

Show Chair

Barry Henson



Innovative Customs

Frank Brown