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The First Personal Luxury Car: Ford’s Thunderbird

The First Personal Luxury Car: Ford’s Thunderbird

1955 Ford ThunderbirdThe ultimate American personal luxury car of the heyday of the Big Three had to be the Cadillac Eldorado, but the very first of the breed was the Ford Thunderbird. The car went into development in 1953 as competition for the new Chevy Corvette as a sporty two-seat convertible, and by 1954 the first prototype was introduced at the Detroit Auto Show, in February; by September of ’54 the T-Bird went into production. The first 1955 Ford Thunderbird models were offered to the public by the end of October that same year.

Classic Cars in the Motor City

The heart of the automobile industry of days gone by and the site of a recent surge in success, Detroit, is counting down to a classic car show that incorporates many great things about the city. Not only is the Motor City known for its cars, but it is also known for its sports, and right now Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers is the subject of headlines all over. On Saturday, July 7, 2012, fans of classic cars can enjoy the best of both worlds. The MotorCity Casino Hotel and Total Lubricants will host the 2nd annual Tigers Classic Car Show in Lot 2, on Witherell Street, and Columbia Plaza.

The Studebaker National Museum

When you examine the evolution of the automotive industry in the United States, you typically think about the “Big Three” and their various respective divisions in and around the Motor City of Detroit, Michigan. These companies, and the automotive epicenter of Detroit have indeed played a major role in the history of American automaking (and the very field of automotive engineering itself), but they do not stand along in the annals of history.

Back To The Bricks Car Show

If you are a car enthusiast, you know that you have a lot of choices when it comes to picking classic car cruises or muscle car events.  Sometimes it is hard to choose which event you might want to visit on any given weekend.  Well, what if you were told that there was a car show that boasted that it is the biggest and fastest growing car show in the Midwest, it will have over 35,000 cars on display, and will have events that your whole family can enjoy?  Would you choose that one?  I bet you would choose it if you were also told it was FREE!