THE VILLAGES, Fla. – If you take a short drive northeast from Orlando on a sunny Saturday, you just might find yourself in a small town called The Villages in Central Florida where they’ll be hosting their monthly cruise-in. While the event isn’t Ford-specific, it does host certain weekends with Ford vehicles as the show’s main featured attraction. Back in March, the event hosted the Thunderbird Club of the Villages, whose members came out to proudly display their 1955-57 Ford Thunderbirds (known in the hobby as “Baby Birds”) along The Villages’ main boulevard in the Spanish Springs Town Square.
While the month’s event was seeking out first-gen Thunderbirds, it also attracted a variety of other Blue Oval vehicles, including Mustangs, pre-40’s Fords, several Shelby Cobras, and even an early Bronco that were among the fine Fords on display at the show. A small fleet of “Retro” T-Birds also showed up to the party, but were asked to park in a separate lot slightly away from the show field so as not to detract from the early two-seaters. Just before lunchtime, the show saw a “special guest vehicle” arrive in the form of a familiar 1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria, featuring the can’t-miss megaphone strapped to the roof. Ford Performance correspondent, enthusiast and SAAC-MCR club founder Jeff Burgy was on-site with his camera to provide the photo gallery shown below:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY JEFF BURGY