The Thunderbirds have honoured club treasurer, Barry Fletcher with an award in recognition of his long service to the club. Barry joined the Thunderbirds Rod & Custom Club in 1963, and took on the role of Club Treasurer in 1968.

“Barry has now served as the Thunderbirds Rod & Custom Club treasurer for 50 years and still counting! I believe this could be a record amongst hot rod clubs,” said Club President, Dennis Jones. “Barry is a very hard working member on our committee and in the club in general and deserves recognition for his contribution.”

Barry may be best known among rodders for his 1931 Ford roadster, dubbed Henrietta. He built the channelled roadster in 1961, and three years later it was good enough to win Top Roadster at Australia’s first National Hot Rod & Custom Show in Sydney in 1964. It also appeared at the Victorian Hot Rod Show in 1965.

Barry also built a 1932 Ford roadster which took out Top Roadster at the 1979 Nationals, and has recently added a 1947 Ford Club Coupe to his fleet.