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Happy 50th Birthday to the Chevrolet Camaro

  WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — Fifty years ago the first pilot prototype Camaro was built.  To commemorate this golden anniversary the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) uncovered these little-known gems.   9. Born in Cincinnati The first pilot prototype Camaro (No. 100001) was assembled on May 21, 1966 at the General Motors Assembly Plant, located in Norwood,...

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Sloan Museum receives donation

The Sloan Museum has received a major donation from Lawrence R. Gustin, noted automotive and Flint historian, including many personal papers of William C. Durant, General Motors founder who is often considered Flint’s most important historical figure. Gustin, a Flint native, was a writer and editor at the Flint Journal from 1960 to 1984...

1952 Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Buick two-door hardtops move down the Fairfax plant’s “final line.”

Peek into GM’s Fairfax, Kansas, plant in 1952 and ’53

Inside a GM Plant: Fairfax, Kansas, assembly in the early 1950s History tends to get tossed aside too regularly, but fortunately, the past has a few champions. Among them is Doug Howard, who had the foresight to save these rare views of Buick, Pontiac and Oldsmobile models from inside a GM plant after they...

David Temple's new Motorama book.

New Motorama book features the golden era of GM concept cars

General Motors’ Motorama show was Fort Knox during the golden era of the automobile, and author David W. Temple puts readers of his new book in the middle of the main gold vault. “Motorama: GM’s Legendary Show and Concept Cars,” is a follow up to Temple’s highly desirable first book “GM’s Motorama: The Glamorous...

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Cacklefest, Camaros at GM Nationals

CARLISLE, Pa. – Blues, BBQ, cash awards, giveaways and more than 1,500 of the best from General Motors dating back to the turn of the 20th century will be part of the Carlisle GM Nationals on June 22-24 at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. The weekend starts on Friday at 7 a.m. with throngs of enthusiasts...

Sloan Museum about to tuck away its Chevrolets

Reader Bruce Granger let us know that the Sloan Museum in Flint, Mich., is getting ready to take down its 100 years of Chevrolet display, closing the public’s window on an opportunity to see some of the rarest vehicles still in existence, many with the “bow tie.” Once the museum‘s display in the Buick...

GM, others launch a new ‘man show’

Remember when car companies were so tied to TV shows that the simple mention of “Dinah Shore” and “Bonanza” sent a Chevrolet jingle into your head, or “Groucho Marx” made you picture the star next to a brand-new De Soto? I have to admit that I’m too young to have seen these shows when...