Over 30 years since it first made its way to the Street Machine Nationals, the T-Bird
continues to turn heads and gain fans, as it has been introduced to a new generation of Street Machine Nationals attendees.
GO GREASED LIGHTNIN' Travolta in scene with the T-Birds
and, left, with Olivia
David Lloyd, 17, of Abergele, performs as both T-Bird
Sonny and DJ Vince Fontaine.
''We see all kinds of foreign objects like nails or pellets, but usually not this large, usually not a turn signal from a 1963 T-Bird
,'' Lang said.
Today, the face may be fuller, the hair suspiciously dark but he still exudes the cheeky charm he did all those years ago as T-Bird
leader Danny Zuko.
Few things scream "summer" like a convertible T-bird
. Especially popular in parades for their classic and big look, the Ford Thunderbird was built from 1955 until 2005.
When angelic Sandy, the girl Danny had enjoyed a summer fling with, enrols as a new student, he tries to keep his feelings under wraps so that he doesn't come across as soppy in front of his T-Bird
Aged 16, he moved to London - into a flat above the T-Bird
pub in Finsbury Park - with only one thing on his mind: playing gigs, as many as he could and as often as he could.
John Travolta played tribute to his fellow actor and T-Bird
wingman: "Jeff Conaway was a wonderful and decent man, and we will miss him."
Conaway, who played T-Bird
Kenickie in the 1978 film with John Travolta, was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles on May 11.
Many of these flights involved the old T-bird
. Usually the pilot started from scratch with a flight plan inadequate for the situation.
(See Figure 4.) The colors were so bright and disorienting that people wouldn't believe that it was a virtually stock T-Bird
. They cheered when he first drove it and followed him around town just to see it again and again.