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The 1955 Ford Thunderbird was meant to fulfill the desire for a sporty American car. Ford never had plans to make the T-Bird a true sports car, but it would possess the elements of a racer -- two seats, sleek styling and high performance. In two years, about 40-thousand T-Birds were sold. Hoping to appeal to more people, Ford took the Thunderbird in another direction. It became bigger and gained a backseat. It eventually was killed by Ford and then resurrected as wonderful “Retro-Future” roadster reminiscent of the original. Regardless of the T-Bird's design, it is one of the most durable names in US automotive history. It even spawned a revamp and once again there were cars rolling off the assembly line bearing its name. The Ford Thunderbird continues to be a part of America's landscape. EP 309
Tim Miller of Surf City Garage stops by the garage to show Jay his very rare 4-speed "York Town Blue" 1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible. » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/JLGSubscribe » Visit the Official Site: http://bit.ly/JLGOfficialSite THE BEST OF JAY LENO'S GARAGE » Exclusive First Looks: http://bit.ly/JLGExclusives » Ultra Rare Supercars: http://bit.ly/JLGSupercars » Jay's Book Club: http://bit.ly/JLGBookClub JAY LENO'S GARAGE ON SOCIAL Facebook: http://facebook.com/JayLenosGarage Twitter: http://twitter.com/LenosGarage Instagram: http://instagram.com/jaylenosgarage/ ABOUT JAY LENO'S GARAGE A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars, and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise. Classic cars, restomods, super cars like the McLaren P1, sports cars like Porsche 918 Spyder and Camaro Z28, cafe racers, vintage cars, and much, much more. NBC ON SOCIAL: Full Episodes: http://NBC.com/video/library/full-episodes/ NBC YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc Follow NBC: http://Twitter.com/NBC Like NBC: http://Facebook.com/NBC NBC Tumblr: http://NBCtv.tumblr.com/ NBC Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/NBCtv/ NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbc 1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible - Jay Leno's Garage https://youtu.be/nBlUXG6IYGQ Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage
Around the time Henry Ford was building his first car, so was Ransom Olds, father of the famous American Oldsmobile. License your content worldwide with Janson Media http://www.janson.com But it was Ford who would establish the forty hour working week within his factories and introduce mass production via his moving assembly lines, heralding a new era for industry. The United States embraced the motor car in a big way, and by the mid nineteen sixties, no one walked anywhere anymore. The country that gave us the shopping mall also gave us the parking lot, and drive-through convenience. It seemed like just about anything could be done in a car, from watching movies to dining to traveling long distance, as with the popularity of the motor car came Motor Inns, also called Motels!
The 1953 Corvette was the American car designed to fulfill the yearnings of soldiers returning from war. While overseas, some men fell in love with a woman, others fell in love with a mechanical sweetheart, the European sports car. Chevrolet's fiberglass two seater was the first, mass- produced, American sports car, but it almost shifted itself right out of production. Initially, it was equipped with an automatic transmission, not a sporty stick. But over the years, the Corvette has evolved from a cute looking roadster to the menacing Sting Ray and now to one of the world's sleekest, sexiest and fastest high-tech sports cars. EP 105
1966 Dealer Announcement film, full line up of Pontiacs including the GTO, LeMans, Grand Prix and Bonneville.
John Delorean and a group of rebellious young engineers ignored the corporate edicts about building fast cars and secretly created the Pontiac GTO. They raced against kids at night and took what they learned back to their offices the next day. The result --- the GTO – gave America’s young people a car that really looked good and went fast. It was more than that. The GTO was the culmination of Pontiac's decade long drive to remake its image. After years of sagging sales Pontiac had to perform a miraculous turnaround or GM would drop the division. Its new leadership was animated by one thought -- "You can sell an old man a young man's car but you can't sell a young man an old man's car." The GTO was the clean break from the old and stodgy. It was action, power, beauty and youth -- the perfect vehicle to set young hearts racing.