FORD THUNDERBIRD - Everything You Need To Know | Up To Speed

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4 muaj më parë

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Ford Thunderbird was meant to be the Ford Motor Company's answer to the Chevy Corvette. From Square Birds to Bullet Birds to Aero Birds to Retro Birds, this American icon got bigger and bigger (literally) and even shared the same platform as the Foxbody Mustang! So take flight with James Pumphrey as we discover how it all happened and meet the people who shaped it into a National Treasure. Except this one we don’t have to steal from the Decoration of Inner Pendants!
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Infinity1421 4 muaj më parë
Do an up to speed on that lawnmower
Alonzo Lopez
Alonzo Lopez 3 muaj më parë
Kshitij Kumar it wasn’t 24 minutes but it’s good.
Kshitij Kumar
Kshitij Kumar 3 muaj më parë
@Alonzo Lopez bruh you predicted the future
The Father Ingraham
The Father Ingraham 3 muaj më parë
Perhaps they could do it for April fools day next year since it falls on a Thursday
Randy Martosoewito
Randy Martosoewito 4 muaj më parë
What about the up to speed about the first toyota model in US?
Josh Palmer
Josh Palmer 4 muaj më parë
squatchWILLopen 5 orë më parë
That moment when you realize his Valvoline pour was backwards 😄
Rick Mathews
Rick Mathews 2 ditë më parë
what about bob glidden killing the drag racing game in a thunderbird
Jr. 3 ditë më parë
That valvoline sponsor section was too good.
Chris Floyd
Chris Floyd 4 ditë më parë
Wish the T-bird was built to compete with the Vette
i Jazzzer
i Jazzzer 12 ditë më parë
He’s Losing weight!!!!! Much proud!
VNG 13 ditë më parë
I’m trying that at home
Robert McNay
Robert McNay 13 ditë më parë
The Notorious "Thunderchicken"
Nicholas Dillon
Nicholas Dillon 18 ditë më parë
Im kinda sad he didn't talk about the 94-97 model
Victor Mangham
Victor Mangham 21 ditë më parë
I see what you did there and I appreciated it! Much love my guy!
Diego Godinez
Diego Godinez 25 ditë më parë
You haven’t done a up to speed in a while but I sure hope when they come back there’s a Volvo s60r
JoeyBeNice86 26 ditë më parë
NorCalRiley 27 ditë më parë
Nice to see someone giving the Thunderbird some love but why skip over the entire MN12 (89-97) generation?? It was used as a test bed for Ford technology for years to come and was incredibly innovative and quite ahead of it's time.
Turbotard 27 ditë më parë
your looking a little smaller man are you doing ok?
The official OBAMA
The official OBAMA Muaj më parë
Is it weird that the best part of this video was the add
Ted Wasserman
Ted Wasserman Muaj më parë
Mac was famous for a lot of things. Really just one thing: Vietnam.
Ted Wasserman
Ted Wasserman Muaj më parë
Have you done an episode about what a POS Henry Ford was?
Ted Wasserman
Ted Wasserman Muaj më parë
I’m not sure the GI bill gave them cash to buy a sports car.
Ted Wasserman
Ted Wasserman Muaj më parë
The opening advertisement is the best thing this guy has made.
joe maziarz
joe maziarz Muaj më parë
Could you guys please do the mercury grand marquis, the 86 coup to be precise
wtfomggooglegoaway Muaj më parë
Your sponsor ads are the only ones I never skip. Bravo.
trainz 4460 productions
trainz 4460 productions Muaj më parë
*D U N D E R B E R D*
Deuce Drayton
Deuce Drayton Muaj më parë
Thank for the McKinley Thompson mention... I had no idea... you guys are dope
Foxtrot Delta
Foxtrot Delta Muaj më parë
You poured upside down
APskyline7 Muaj më parë
Never ever EVER shave your beard again. Let it grow! Thanks. Love you!
dochubertfarnsworth Muaj më parë
Why does he say he can pour the best but then use the bottle upside down
mikey gammons
mikey gammons Muaj më parë
Up to speed on mg please
Willy 2 muaj më parë
Its ight but the dodge nitro is better imagine if you guys did a episode on that haha
Itz HIGHLAND 2 muaj më parë
I think it’s funny cause my dad has had so many mustangs and his second car was a fox body turbo charged Thunderbird
Gary Vallone
Gary Vallone 2 muaj më parë
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son in that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life . John 3:16
K B 2 muaj më parë
if nolan was a car he would be a brown 2000 oldmobile intrigue
Dominic Silva
Dominic Silva 2 muaj më parë
I have an 1979 ford thunderbird
Rook 2 muaj më parë
Could you do an Up To Speed of the Buick Skylark? And could you do an Up To Speed on Buick itself?
Dont Use
Dont Use 2 muaj më parë
I think the Corvette is outselling the Thunderbird now
carbondeath 718
carbondeath 718 2 muaj më parë
I'm gonna the first 25 seconds I felt a tiny bit weird without facial hair. After those seconds, my crew and myself loved the history. I would like to thank you...and also we are very happy you lived through your weird heart problem. I cannot wait for the future.
Greg Blau
Greg Blau 2 muaj më parë
3 steaks and a bottle of bourbon... With a pack of pall malls for dessert
mark oshields
mark oshields 2 muaj më parë
Hey I dont know anything about round track racing and/or NASCAR, but when he said the Tbird held the 1987 Stock car speed record average of 212 mph, what does that really mean? Did the same engine offered to the public in 1987 have the ability to do the same minus the restrictions placed on all street cars engines? And yes Im really that ignorant, at least here you wont recognize me in the grocery store and laff....
noahvike 2 muaj më parë
That's burnout vid is of my buddy and his restored sc tbird. That's awesome. He broke the output shaft
Tristan Erspamer
Tristan Erspamer 2 muaj më parë
Really enjoyed the video. While I agree that the gas crisis hurt the car, I don't think it lacked personality in the 70's, and would have at least liked to see photos of the different generations.
sOc WYVERN 2 muaj më parë
I’ve got a bullet bird
Bryan James
Bryan James 2 muaj më parë
I thought they had made it because the corvette just came out and they developed it so fast that they had to unveil a wooden mockup of it and release the actual thing a little while later? (Got that from a book about fords) but I guess it might have been wrong. Idk
Trevon Parker
Trevon Parker 2 muaj më parë
Had to click immediately to learn some more about my 2.3 thunderbird. Aka one of the only ones left on the fucking planet 😂😂
Confused Person
Confused Person 2 muaj më parë
Great series my brother
Christoffer Van Dyke
Christoffer Van Dyke 2 muaj më parë
Damn,James!! How much weight did you lose?? Looking good dude.....keep up the good work!
Mr Biggie Cheese
Mr Biggie Cheese 2 muaj më parë
a '95 with a 5 speed and a v8 in blue would be so sick to have.
Fetus C
Fetus C 2 muaj më parë
Drive the thunder, ride the lightning. Just picked up a 95 for a fun project and to hold my gf over until she can get her own car. Only problem is a rear brake line.
Anthony Morrison
Anthony Morrison 2 muaj më parë
You guy rock btw
Anthony Morrison
Anthony Morrison 2 muaj më parë
Hey there donut media guys ,do you know what stop stands for spin tires on you guy should do an up to speed on the Lincoln Mark series
Angel xTzX
Angel xTzX 2 muaj më parë
Eunos cosmo uptospeed
Poorly Made Dog Videos
Poorly Made Dog Videos 2 muaj më parë
Just started watching this channel. This dude is basically the Ethan Klein of car stuff. I like it.
mtd610 2 muaj më parë
Mid 90s T-bird was super underrated. Had a 5.0l outtabtge fox body mustang and 4 wheel independent suspension.. I had a 92. Thing was awesome..
Jacob Allen
Jacob Allen 2 muaj më parë
Up to speed on Boss mustangs?
SGT Nick H
SGT Nick H 2 muaj më parë
Super hero landings are bad for your knees....
Dan 2 muaj më parë
I watched that whole valvoline ad it was amazing
ABHIN KRISHNA A P 2 muaj më parë
James looks like the god guy in Bruce almighty 🤣
BrewBlaster 2 muaj më parë
When I used to work at an auction, we loved driving the Thunderbird SC. We called it the Super-Chicken.
Mackinzie Bradford
Mackinzie Bradford 2 muaj më parë
Do a up to speed on the cutlass Supreme with diffrent trim levels
Brad ൠ
Brad ൠ 2 muaj më parë
Bring Back Bids Barto @BidsBarto #BidsBarto
webslingercj 2 muaj më parë
love my 2 super charged t-birds Blk 89 auto_SC & Red 94 5spd SC. < *\ //////////|||\\\\\\\\\\ //|\\ FLYIN FAST FLYIN LOW BIRDZ OF PREY THUNDERBIRD SC SUPERCOUPE 4 LIFE
Crutchynthatotherguy 2 muaj më parë
There is a sweet build in there tho. XJ-R drive train is a plug and play drop in. They make LS coilovers, and aero bits, fit them to the thunderbird, take the top off, big wang...
Phil Maples
Phil Maples 2 muaj më parë
GENESEE BEEEEEEER!!!!! Thanks from Rochester!
Jorge F Ruiz Jr
Jorge F Ruiz Jr 2 muaj më parë
gnarly broski
Yetticuda 2 muaj më parë
When it goes from an awesome valvoline video to a video about a car....
Howie Ewalt
Howie Ewalt 2 muaj më parë
Damn he didn't even cover the 90's.
GodBlessTexas 2 muaj më parë
I actually enjoyed the valvaline ad! 😂 that’s how u do it 🍩. Nice job
Glenn Palmer
Glenn Palmer 2 muaj më parë
Funnily enough I have a 97 Thunderbird. She's been giving me problems though.
luser1973 2 muaj më parë
Had a 97 T-Bird, was probably one of the best cars that I owned. It was the car that switched my brother and his family, a tried and true bowtie crew, to purchasing several Mustangs thru the years.
william 2021
william 2021 2 muaj më parë
It is ironic that you posted this a month ago because I bought my first car that happens to be a 1964 thunderbird 3 weeks ago
seeburg10 2 muaj më parë
So where's your BLM hat? That was gratuitous.
Professor Investor
Professor Investor 3 muaj më parë
15:33 I was wondering where that guy went
Tom White
Tom White 3 muaj më parë
Do an up to speed of the gas crisis!
Billy Sanchez
Billy Sanchez 3 muaj më parë
You should do the Cadillac Brougham series
Caiden Hernandez
Caiden Hernandez 3 muaj më parë
Bad ass
95blahblahhaha 3 muaj më parë
The car design industry is predominantly Caucasians, yet so is Donut Media..... HOWEVER 🤔🤔🤔 if you hired me we could change that.... Just saying 😉😉 and I'm gay so that's a twofer just good value
DemoUptown 3 muaj më parë
Thanks for going out your way to provide some black history, this channel is straight dope
Ben Wickham
Ben Wickham 3 muaj më parë
7:31 Seventh Heaven on Biels
Joe Kundrick
Joe Kundrick 3 muaj më parë
I said this before and I’ll say it again.... Ford you need to bring this back and crush the Corvette. Don’t bring the t-bird back as a family car bring it back as a Corvette killer.
Jake Parker
Jake Parker 3 muaj më parë
Cant say I've ever enjoyed a YT ad before now.
mike scully
mike scully 3 muaj më parë
I would do it myself ,,but I live in CANADA and border crossing is a bitch , plus we cant have guns here ,,,,,boooo
White Trash Bandit270
White Trash Bandit270 3 muaj më parë
I threw up at the new Thunderbird... I had a 93. Loved that car.
White Trash Bandit270
White Trash Bandit270 3 muaj më parë
Prison Mike
Prison Mike 3 muaj më parë
You left out the best selling birds. The big birds of the 70s
Prison Mike
Prison Mike 3 muaj më parë
1,000,000 in 3 years is pretty good.
Andrew Williams
Andrew Williams 3 muaj më parë
My neighbor had a BEAUTIFUL purple Tburd Had his Daughters Name Tiara pinstriped on it. Sadly the family fell apart and no idea what ended up with it. -_-
Kaden Bell
Kaden Bell 3 muaj më parë
that was the best ad ever
chris reilly
chris reilly 3 muaj më parë
It'd be nice if they bright back the turbo coupe like they did with the bronco. New ecoboost engine would be nice
Taygoros Sanchez
Taygoros Sanchez 3 muaj më parë
Can you do one on an infiniti g37
Thomas Burr
Thomas Burr 3 muaj më parë
yoooo I'm about to pick up a 92 SC with a 5.0 swapped from a 94 Stang with 95k on it . She's clean and fuckin fast man
Nathan Hensch
Nathan Hensch 3 muaj më parë
That ad needs to be widely advertised 😂
6sixty1 Gixxer
6sixty1 Gixxer 3 muaj më parë
That valvoline add lol.. you hit the mark yes but splashed all over nolan
Quinn Hugentobler
Quinn Hugentobler 3 muaj më parë
Gas crisis shirts haha
Larry Broad
Larry Broad 3 muaj më parë
these videos would not be so bad if the host didnt have so many episodes. just sayen
Tomi 3 muaj më parë
Please do everything you need to know about Skoda ...
Hudson Turner
Hudson Turner 3 muaj më parë
That was the best freaking advertisement by James, I watched the entire thing, ma power baby
Robert Harmon
Robert Harmon 3 muaj më parë
Whoa! Haven’t seen a vid in a while and I see a chin. Whoa. And I see some weight loss. Bro wow. Proud of you.
Fmart Mart
Fmart Mart 3 muaj më parë
Whoever's writing these Valvoline commercials deserves a daytime Emmy or whatever the shit is that they deserve
DogeDroid 3 muaj më parë
Do a b2b on the Gordon Murray g50
Carter Jeppson
Carter Jeppson 3 muaj më parë
Up to speed ford highboy!
Jonathan Flores
Jonathan Flores 3 muaj më parë
You know a sponsor is gold when you watch it entirely. Also... EY! *UP TO SPEED ON* The gas crisis, that would be informative as all heck, really.
Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown 3 muaj më parë
Where's the love for the 7th gen? 77-79, the best selling T-bird ever!
Zane Hill
Zane Hill 3 muaj më parë
I miss the old up to speed episodes the loud and funnny episodes
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