In 1954, Ernest Breech, a Thunderbird Member and chairman of Ford Motor Company was deeply involved in the creation of a new sports car to compete with the recently released Chevrolet Corvette. Breech needed a name to match the new model’s sleek and sporty design and asked the Club’s permission to name the car The Thunderbird.
THE NAME OF ICONIC STYLE
In October 1955 the first Ford Thunderbird rolled off the assembly line and was presented to the club.
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