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MAY 19, 2022 | Photos by Jeff Burgy

Baby Birds Honored During Florida’s Monthly Car Show at The Villages

Light Blue Ford Thunderbird parked on street for show

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Every month in a small Florida town just a short drive northeast of Orlando, there’s a weekend cruise-in that has gained recognition across the state. While the event in the town called “The Villages” in Central Florida isn’t Ford-specific, it does host certain shows when Ford vehicles are featured as that weekend’s main attraction. Back in March, the event hosted the TrailBirds of Southwest Florida, 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.Yellow Ford thunderbird convertible

While the month’s event highlighted those first-gen Thunderbirds, it also attracted a variety of other Blue Oval vehicles, including Mustangs, pre-40’s Fords, some 50’s classics and even a few Shelby Cobras – all adding to the group of fine Fords on display at the show. Ford Performance correspondent, enthusiast and SAAC-MCR club founder Jeff Burgy was on-site with his camera to provide the photo gallery shown below:Black Ford Mustang convertible with hood open

Ford thunderbirds parked along streetSilver Shelby Cobra with Gray stripesRed Shelby Cobra with white stripesRed Ford Pickup truckFord Model T in black with gold accentsPink Ford thunderbird convertibleOrange Ford thunderbird convertible with hood openFord coupe in gray with red chrome wheelsWhite Ford Mustang Boss 302Ford Station wagon with wood panel sidesBlack Ford thunderbird convertible red interiorFord thunderbirds lined the streets of the villagesWhite Ford thunderbird with hood open in reverseBlack Ford Mustang with hood openFORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY JEFF BURGY

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