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Posted on 03/09/2010


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Thunderbirds Are Go

Thunderbirds Are Go
If you're older than 40, you probably watched "The Thunderbirds" on TV.

If you haven't seen the show, don't feel left out.

It was a rather quirky puppet shot not unlike Avatar.

Wikipedia says:
Thunderbirds is a British mid-1960s television show devised by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and made by AP Films using a form of marionette puppetry dubbed "Supermarionation".

The series followed the adventures of International Rescue, an organisation created to help those in grave danger using technically advanced equipment and machinery. The series focused on the head of the organisation, ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy, and his five sons who piloted the "Thunderbird" machines.

Perennially popular, the series is still shown today and has inspired a number of subsequent television programmes and films.

This is probably a 1958 model T-Bird. The car was actually a white one, but I disliked the background so much, I passed a solarisation filter over it.

The Thunderbird ("T-Bird"), is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United States over thirteen model generations from 1955 through to 2005. When introduced, it created the market niche eventually known as the Personal Luxury Car.

1960s muscle cars are a product of the Classic Car Era. They evolved from the pent-up consumerism that exploded after World War II. Overnight, it seemed American consumers opted for bigger and faster cars. Muscle Cars appeared at a time when Detroit was trying to stop the invasion of imported cars led by Volkswagen, Fiat, Renault and Datsun (now Nissan)

The Clean Air Act of 1970 called for pollution control devices that hampered performance. By the time congress passed the Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rule in 1978 the Muscle Car seemed doomed forever. While performance cars began to make a return in the 1980s, reminiscent of 1960s muscle cars, spiraling costs and complexity seem to have made the low-cost traditional muscle car a thing of the past.

The T-Bird was full of energy, fed by an insatiable appetite for gasoline.

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