Thunderbird is the legendary car of the fifties and sixties. Among his fans you can find truly iconic figures. For example, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who included 50 brand-new cars in his inaugural cavalcade. The movie star Marilyn Monroe possessed a Thunderbird in pale pink.
Translated from English by Thunderbird “Thunderbird”. It has its roots in the mythology of the American Indians. This bird was a totem of some tribes and at the same time a folk character. The wonderful bird was considered the messenger of the gods, she ruled the sky and helped people to preserve the harvest. Traditionally, it is depicted with a sharp bent beak, a crest on the head and wings spread out to the sides. Since its debut on February 20, 1954, to this day, all Ford Thunderbird cars have been adorned with one or another version of an Indian totem. Elden Giberson, a young employee of a promising design studio, proposed the sports model of the company, and designer William Barnett embodied the idea in metal. Continue reading
X1 – a compact five-seater crossover. Car production began at the Leipzig factory in Germany in October 2009. The entire process of designing a model, from setting technical specifications to the descent of the X1c conveyor, took only three years. BMW does not hide: when creating this car, the company’s designers proceeded from the fact that the crossover should appeal primarily to young people. The overall length of the X1, built on a 3-Series platform, is 4454 millimeters, and the width, height and wheelbase are 1798, 1545 and 2760 millimeters, respectively. At the same time, the novelty is about 110 millimeters shorter, 60 millimeters narrower and 140 millimeters lower than the BMW X3. Ground clearance is 194 mm. Continue reading