Ford Thunderbird

automobile model

The Ford Thunderbird is an American car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company starting in 1955. The Thunderbird was also known as the T-Bird. The car was often used in NASCAR races.

1977-1979 Ford Thunderbird
A 1990 Ford Thunderbird

John Denver recorded a song in 1986 called "Along for the Ride", about the 1956 Thunderbird.[1] The words and music were by Danny O'Keefe and Bill Braun. The Beach Boys had a big hit with the song "Fun Fun Fun" which also was about the Thunderbird.[2]


  1. "One World - John Denver". Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  2. "Beach Boys' Hit Inspired by a Utah Gal Having All the Fun". Retrieved 24 January 2011.