Tag Archives: General Motors

Buckle Up

The first seatbelts I remember were in dad’s 1961 Buick LeSabre.  He installed two sets of lap belts for the front bench seat. They were dull red nylon web fabric and fastened by means of threading one end through a … Continue reading

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White T-Shirt Day

This post started out innocently enough a couple of days ago as a result of searching online for bargain priced t-shirts for my wardrobe.  In the process, I stumbled across the mention of an old labor dispute in Flint, Michigan. … Continue reading

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The Last “True” Packard

Dad used to tell me that it was too bad that I came of age at a time that Packards were no longer built.  He remembers when the owning a Packard meant that you were an elite member of the … Continue reading

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Corvair’s Demise

I’ve long thought that Chevelle, Camaro and Corvair are peculiar names.  I’ve heard that Camaro is a made-up marketing word.  Others claim that Camaro is the French word for comrad.  I tend to believe that it’s a marketing invention. Chevelle, … Continue reading

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The Last Oldsmobile

The massive advertising campaign proclaimed, “Not your father’s Oldsmobile”.  Except for brand loyal drivers, the public didn’t bite.  The oldest car brand in America couldn’t shake its stodgy image. The car company was acquired by General Motors in 1908.  Its … Continue reading

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Remembering AMC

Judged by the design and styling of their day, Hudson and Nash motorcars seemed odd to many people.  As a kid, I only remember Hudsons from auto museum displays.  Nash cars were more familiar because one of my uncles drove a … Continue reading

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A 1967 Camaro

I looked over my events calendar today and found out that today is the 47th anniversary of the introduction of the Camaro to the automobile buying public. This fact grabbed my attention for a couple of reasons. First, I enjoy … Continue reading

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