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Post 2: Friday, February 25, 2011 2:47 PM

Automotive Mileposts would like to give a big shout-out to Michael Imaoka of Chicagoland Thunderbirds and Classic Thunderbird Club of Wisconsin for his assistance in proofreading and checking the 1977-1979 Ford Thunderbird pages. His help has been extraordinary in helping to identify special order colors, verifying correct interior trim codes, checking the lists of standard and optional equipment, and checking everything to make sure the information is as complete and accurate as possible.

Mike is one of the good guys, and a big reason why the old car hobby is so rewarding. Thanks Mike!

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:13 PM

Image: 1962 Lincoln Continental SedanSneak peak: 1962 Lincoln Continental
1962 was the year of Camelot, when things seemed calmer than they do today, but in reality were pretty tense (we just didn't know it at the time). 1962 was the second year of the "classic" Lincoln look, and sales were on the upswing. People were beginning to recognize the quality and value of the new Lincoln Continental, and its trend-setting looks were having a huge impact on the auto industry.

While the 1961 models may look very similar to the 1962 models, there are many differences between them. From the front bumper and grille, to the interior steering column and courtesy lights, to the wheel covers and rear deck insert. Most of the changes were improvements to mechanical components to make their operation smoother, quieter, longer lasting, or more maintenance free. It was a grand time to own a new Lincoln, a motorcar that everyone recognized immediately. Enjoy—we'll alert everyone else tomorrow.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 9:18 AM

Good Saturday morning, everyone! We've updated the 1977 Ford Thunderbird Paint Codes and 1978 Ford Thunderbird Paint Codes pages to reflect some mid-year color and availability changes.

Work is progressing on the 1962 Lincoln Continental section.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 9:01 AM

Look up! We added our Twitter feed so you can follow our Tweets. Click on the AutoMileposts name or logo at the top to go to our page on Twitter (opens in new window or tab), and you'll be able to keep up with the latest automotive news from those we follow, including GM, Ford, Chrysler, top magazines, top automotive journalists, and more. It's the best way to stay up to date with what's going on in the automotive world.

Sunday, February 6, 2011 1:17 PM

Just wanted to give everyone a quick update. We have been working our way through the Movie and TV-Birds section, as that was one of the first sections built when the site was first published in 2000. As a result, it needed quite a bit of attention. We still aren't finished, but you will notice some changes at this point.

We are going to break up the individual Thunderbird series into separate pages, so we'll go from three pages (The Fifties, The Sixties, and The Seventies) to seven pages (1955-57, 1958-60, 1961-63, 1964-66, 1967-71, 1972-76, and 1977-79). Improved linking will allow you to easily jump back and forth between the various pages.

At any rate, have a look around (use the links in the paragraphs above). Keep in mind we aren't finished at this point, so you will notice more changes in the coming days. Enjoy your Sunday.

Friday, February 4, 2011 8:12 AM

Did you know we have an updated Recent Updates and News page? We do! It's the same basic layout as before, we've just freshened it up a bit with a cleaner look and less clutter. More is coming for this page, and we'll let you know when that happens.

Thursday, February 3, 2011 2:44 PM

We're still reworking the Movie and TV-Birds pages. We've made a lot of progress on the Fifties and Seventies pages, but haven't done much with the Sixties page as of yet. We will be working on it shortly, so if it looks strange or you see things moving around, that's why. Once we're done, they will be easier to read and more user friendly. Thanks for your patience while we work behind the scenes.

Post 2: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 2:23 PM

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 10:14 AM sets new monthly record for unique visitors in January 2011

Due to the support of you, our loyal reader, during January 2011, Automotive Mileposts broke our previous record for the most unique visitors in a one month period, set in August 2010. Our unique visitor count was up 110% for the month, making January 2011 our best month ever for people visiting the site in our almost 11 year history!

Image: 1958 Ford Thunderbird HardtopWe are honored to provide classic car information of interest to restorers and collectors of classic luxury cars. When we published our very first car during the early months of 2000, we hoped others would share our interest in the luxury cars that were often overlooked on other sites. We found lots of sites for muscle cars and sports cars, but luxury car sites were rare in comparison.

When one could find a luxury car site, it normally covered just one make, often just one model year. We felt that luxury car enthusiasts deserved something better, and set about attempting to make that a reality. Our very first model published, the 1958 Ford Thunderbird (shown left), was the first personal luxury car and inspired a lot of others over the years.

Along the way, we also discovered that many luxury car collectors shared an interest in more than one luxury car. There seemed to be a lot of people with interests in both the Thunderbird and Lincoln Continental, which makes sense, but we also found a surprising number of Thunderbird devotees who also owned an Imperial. So, we decided it was important to tell the story of the classic luxury car, rather than just focus on a few models. And that's what we've been doing for over a decade now.

Readers have taken the time to write to us if they've spotted an error in our information, and we are so grateful when they do. We strive to provide accurate data, and the fact that people take the time to let us know when even a very small detail should be corrected or clarified, tells us that they appreciate having access to correct information. Others have sent in photos of their cars to compliment our pages and provide a visual reference.

We couldn't have done it without your support. Thank you. We are currently publishing Phase Three of the site, with the 1962 Lincoln Continentals next in line for publication. We're also doing some page cleanup and revision on a few older pages that have been long neglected. The Movie and TV-Birds section among them.

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