Volume VII, Issue V
speed-limit law 5/22/1929 Goodyear Blimp makes debut flight 5/28/1937 Volkswagen founded 5/29/1946 First Kaiser-Frazer produced 5/30/1911 First Indy 500 held 5/31/1927 Last Model T built
Get your rides out on the road!
Hard to believe it is May al-ready? SE WI is still waiting for spring to arrive, no matter what the calendar indicates. Yes, we have had a couple of teases, but nothing more. As I write we are enjoying a balmy 43°F day! Notwithstanding the crummy weather, things are getting done. The Mrs. now has her newly refurb’d alloy rims in place on her Solara convertible. However, it did take two trips to the dealer to get the job done right,. I did explain it all to the service writer at the outset. Even so, the tech tasked with carrying out the instructions had a little trouble figuring out just what he was supposed to do with the nine wheels and six tires presented to him. The old wheels shall be taken to the recycler. It will be inter-esting to see how much we get for the 80 plus pounds of metal? I now have the 3rd brake light in place on the Cad. I had to fabricate a bracket to mount it, as I did not like the looks of the license plate frame which housed it originally, The frame covered up too much of the license plate. I now need to wire it up. I have also started on the painting of the Cadillac gear shift knob. At present I am on primer coat number four. Dare I say, a lot of sanding between coats is required. Soon, I should be able to start applying the dark gray finish color.
May Automotive Milestones
5/1/1954 Nash and Hudson merge to form AMC 5/2/1918 Chevrolet joins GM 5/3/1899 Packard begins operation 5/6/1928 Chrysler introduces the De Soto 5/14/1969 Last Corvair built 5/17/1868 Horace Dodge born, Niles, Michigan 5/19/1903 Buick Motor Co. incorporates 5/21/1901 CT enacts first
A website devoted to our 1962 Oldsmobile Dy-namic 88 convertible. The site also has a lot of information on Oldsmobile cars and the com-pany founder, Ransom Eli Olds.
THE GRAY LADY
This web-site features our 1955 Cadillac Coupé de Ville, lots of Caddy information and an extensive repair library.
A site de-voted to a myriad of interests. Foremost is extensive informa-tion on the “Steel City” of Gary, IN. There are also offerings on steel making, U.S. Steel-Gary Works, U.S. Marine Corps, M14 assault rifle, of course Oldsmo-bile, and the tragic story of the murder of Gary, IN Police Lt. George Yaros.
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May 2014 Ca s
Car Collector Chronicles
Car Collecting Today
Reports From the Field
IN THIS ISSUE:
GDYNets On the Web
America Then and Now
Let’s Go Oldsmo- Mille Migliaing
30 Years Later