Saturday, June 7, 2008

Battle Dress

This month in May, we (again) feature the 1956 Ford Thunderbird, albeit in "Battle Dress!"

The photo is one of thirty included in The Thunderbird Anthology CD. NOTE: The Continental Kit, rearbumper and wheel-covers have been removed (to reduce weight). Also, the windshield has been replaced with a small windscreen. The headlights are taped over, as is a large portion of the grille area. The tonneau cover further adds to the streamlining measures. The man at the left has just removed the "timing-hose" - after the front wheels crossed it to start the official course timing mechanism. Although not specified, this is obviously a Daytona Time Trials photo. (A front-view of this 'Bird will be featured in the June issue!)

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