By sheer coincidence, I happened to be at the RACV Great Australian Rally 2015 at Mornington Racecourse outside Melbourne this past weekend, and there was much automotive Americana to be looked at, admired, and even lusted after.
Australia has a strong tradition of old American cars, many of them imported directly, some of them built by American-owned auto plants in Australia, such as GM's Holden, Chrysler, and Ford. Those who have old vehicles here really do look after them, and they are regularly driven through the summer.
Here are just some examples of cars from the golden ages of chrome, extreme size and style, and rumbling V8s.
Other Thunderbirds at the Mornington Show included (below) the 3rd generation early 60s one with the pointy front that became its own classic, the 4th generation which featured flashing sequential indicator tail lights, and the quite awful 7th generation of the late 1970s.