National Geographic : 1985 Sep
Thunderoads. The engineers who designed these roads knew that they'd pre sent a challenge. But they never expected that some would drive these roads in a Thunderbird for pre cisely that reason. On roads with long, smooth straightaways, Thunderbird's sleek lines use the wind to improve the car's stability and road control at highway speeds. Route 101, Washington There Route 112, New Hampshire are also great driving roads with twists and turns that define the term "serpentine. On this kind of road, Thunderbird's precise steering and all-season radials do an excellent job of unwinding the road. You may even know of a special road that closely resembles an asphalt roller-coaster. On this kind of pavement, Thunderbird's gas-filled struts and shocks, and modified Mac Pherson front suspension excel. On roads like these throughout the coun try,a very select group of drivers are discover ing the meaning State Road 196, Florida of Thunderoads. Have you driven a Ford... lately?