After talking to Al, of Hobbs, New Mexico about his 1962 thunderbird I began to search the internet for thunderbirds. I realized that was the car for me. When I arrived at the storage building the car was covered in dust. He started the T bird and drove it out of the building. We made our deal September 2011, then I trailered the T Bird back to Texas City, TX. I immediately started restoring the car and brought it back to it's original beauty. My brother in law called me and said there was a annual car show in Hobbs on September 27, 2014. I wanted to make the car show with him as he is getting up in years. I decided to drive the T Bird the 600 miles back to it's home. It drove like a dream for the round trip. The T Bird took two trophies, first place for original and peoples choice. She made me proud.