Twas the Night Before Christmas - T-Bird Style

doug7740

Active Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2014
Thunderbird Year
1955
For all my Thunderbird friends,

‘Twas the night before Christmas and in the garage, there wasn't a trace of a Chevy or Dodge. The presents were wrapped and the lights were all lit, so I figured I'd mess with the T-Bird for a bit. I popped the release and I lifted the hood, when a deep voice behind me said "looks pretty good." Well, as you can imagine, I turned mighty quick, and there, by the workbench, stood good ol Saint Nick!

We stood there a bit, not too sure what to say, then he said "don't suppose that you'd trade for my sleigh? I said "no way, Santa" and started to grin, "But if you've got the time we could go for a spin!" His round little mouth, all tied up like a bow, turned into a smile and he said "hey! Let's go!!" So as not to disturb all the neighbors' retreat, we pushed the T-Bird quietly into the street. Then, taking our places to drift down the hill, I turned on the key and I let the clutch spill.

The sound that erupted took him by surprise, but he liked it a lot, by the look in his eyes. With the tires squealing and the redlined tach all aglow, we headed on out where the gear heads all go. And Santa´s grin widened, approaching his ears, with every shift up as I went through the gears. Then he yelled "can't recall when I've felt so alive!", so I backed off the gas and said "you wanna drive?"

Ol’ Santa was stunned when I gave him the keys, when he walked past the headlights he shook at the knees! The Ol’ T-Bird exploded with dual exhaust sound! Santa let out the clutch and the tires shook the ground! Power shift into second, again into third, I sat there just watching, at loss for a word. Then I heard him exclaim as he grabbed overdrive gear; "Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!”

I hope that everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season.

doug7740
1955 Thunderbird Blue
 
Joined
May 26, 2021
Thunderbird Year
1965
For all my Thunderbird friends,

‘Twas the night before Christmas and in the garage, there wasn't a trace of a Chevy or Dodge. The presents were wrapped and the lights were all lit, so I figured I'd mess with the T-Bird for a bit. I popped the release and I lifted the hood, when a deep voice behind me said "looks pretty good." Well, as you can imagine, I turned mighty quick, and there, by the workbench, stood good ol Saint Nick!

We stood there a bit, not too sure what to say, then he said "don't suppose that you'd trade for my sleigh? I said "no way, Santa" and started to grin, "But if you've got the time we could go for a spin!" His round little mouth, all tied up like a bow, turned into a smile and he said "hey! Let's go!!" So as not to disturb all the neighbors' retreat, we pushed the T-Bird quietly into the street. Then, taking our places to drift down the hill, I turned on the key and I let the clutch spill.

The sound that erupted took him by surprise, but he liked it a lot, by the look in his eyes. With the tires squealing and the redlined tach all aglow, we headed on out where the gear heads all go. And Santa´s grin widened, approaching his ears, with every shift up as I went through the gears. Then he yelled "can't recall when I've felt so alive!", so I backed off the gas and said "you wanna drive?"

Ol’ Santa was stunned when I gave him the keys, when he walked past the headlights he shook at the knees! The Ol’ T-Bird exploded with dual exhaust sound! Santa let out the clutch and the tires shook the ground! Power shift into second, again into third, I sat there just watching, at loss for a word. Then I heard him exclaim as he grabbed overdrive gear; "Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!”

I hope that everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season.

doug7740
1955 Thunderbird Blue
AWESOME explanation of christmas eve night! THANKS!
 
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