'She's an awesome car to drive.'

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Owner: Carla McDonald, Lake Stevens

Occupation: Homemaker

Car’s make and model: 1957 Ford Thunderbird  (C-Bird for Carla’s bird)

“I love my car because … this is my C-Bird and I love it! A ‘57 bird was on my bucket list. She’s an awesome car to drive. She runs well. I like taking her cruising because it drives so nice. We meet the most fantastic people in it. My husband, Tom, even fits in it with the top up and he’s 6 feet, 6 inches tall. Tom brought it home at Christmas three years ago and took me out to surprise me. He told me he’d fix it up for me because he wanted his black ‘56 T-bird back. We had it painted last year because Tom likes bright colors. This year it got a new top.”

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