1966 FORD Thunderbird

1966 FORD Thunderbird

Please have a look at my automotive photography album: www.flickr.com/photos/kenlane/albums/72157634353498642

The fourth generation of the Ford Thunderbird is a large personal luxury car that was produced by Ford for the 1964 to 1966 model years. This generation of the Thunderbird was restyled in favor of a more squared-off, "formal" look. The Thunderbird’s sporty image had by that time become only an image. The standard 390-cubic-inch 300 bhp (224 kW) V8 engine needed nearly 11 seconds to push the heavy T-bird to 60 mph (96 km/h), although with enough room a top speed of about 120 mph (200 km/h) was obtainable. The softly sprung suspension allowed considerable body lean, wallow, and float except on smoothly surfaced highways; there was an export suspension package available as special order. Contemporary testers felt that the Buick Riviera and Pontiac Grand Prix were substantially more roadworthy cars, but the Thunderbird remained the leader of the … Read More

1966 Ford Mustang (2016 Weaverville Lions Club Annual Classic Car Show)

1966 Ford Mustang (2016 Weaverville Lions Club Annual Classic Car Show)

The Ford Mustang is an American automobile manufactured by Ford. It was originally based on the platform of the second generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car. The original 1962 Ford Mustang I two-seater concept car had evolved into the 1963 Mustang II four-seater concept car which Ford used to pretest how the public would take interest in the first production Mustang. The 1963 Mustang II concept car was designed with a variation of the production model’s front and rear ends with a roof that was 2.7 inches shorter. Introduced early on April 17, 1964, and thus dubbed as a "1964½" by Mustang fans, the 1965 Mustang was the automaker’s most successful launch since the Model A. The Mustang has undergone several transformations to its current sixth generation. The Mustang created the "pony car" class of American automobiles, affordable sporty coupes with long hoods and short rear decks and … Read More

Marathon Motor Works (1881), view #6, 1306 Clinton St, Nashville, TN, USA

Marathon Motor Works (1881), view #6, 1306 Clinton St, Nashville, TN, USA

originally built as Phoenix Cotton Mill aka Nashville Cotton Mill • by 1910 building vacant • that year, Jackson TN’s Southern Engine & Boiler Works (photo) — said to be top US producer of boilers & gas engines — sold its 4-year-old Marathon motor car division to Nashville investors, who moved it to this building in 1910

historic marker:
MARATHON MOTOR CAR
The marathon motor car was manufactured here 1914*–1918 by Southern Motor Works (later called Marathon). Four models, all touring cars, were powered by engines of four cylinders, 30/35 hp and Sixes of 50 hp, with wheelbases from 9’8" to 12’5". The plant closed operations in 1914 due to financial difficulties but continued a parts & service business until 1918.

*production actually began in 1910-11

• Marathon motor car originally introduced as Southerner, 1907 • Nashville plant began with 75 employees and plans to produce 5 cars/day • actual … Read More

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 makes its world debut Wednesday, March 27, 2013 during the New York International Auto Show in New York, New York. The Z/28 is the most track-focused Camaro ever produced by the factory. In initial testing, the Camaro Z/28 is three seconds faster per lap than the Camaro ZL1. The 2014 Camaro Z/28 will arrive at dealers in early 2014. (Chevrolet News Photo)

Posted by upcomingvehiclesx on 2013-03-28 05:17:07

Tagged: , New York , NY , United States , USA , 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 , 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS , 2014 Chevrolet Camaro , Chevrolet Camaro SS , Chevrolet Camaro Z28 , 2014 Camaro SS , 2014 Camaro Z28 , Camaro Z28 , Camaro SS , American Car , Muscle Car , CAR , VEhicle , AUTO , 2013 New York Auto Show , New York Auto SHow … Read More