Pismo Beach Cruise (1 OF 5) Classic Car Show - 21JUNE09
The Official Classic at Pismo Beach Cruise, the day before Father's Day
2009. (1 of 6) This video is for my dad, and all the dads who wanted to go
to this show, but couldn't because they're unable to walk & stand like the
old days. It's hell getting old and nothing lasts forever. Thank you GM &
Chrysler for making some incredible machines, and works of art over an
amazing time in history my dad lived through. And these cars! Just like my
pops, theyll never be anything like em...
The Pismo Beach Classic is one of the largest classic car and street rod
shows on the
West Coast and 'one of the finest.' Pismo Beach, California, is the host
city for this classic
car show, now in its 24th year. This show, held annually on the 3rd full
weekend of June,
pulls in 1000 classic cars and street rods and over 125,000 spectators over
General Motors (GM) was founded on September 27, 1908, in Flint, Michigan,
as a holding company for Buick, then controlled by William C. Durant. It
acquired Oldsmobile later that year. In 1909, Durant brought in Cadillac,
Elmore, Oakland (later known as Pontiac) and several others. Also in 1909,
General Motors acquired the Reliance Motor Truck Company of Owosso,
Michigan, and the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company of Pontiac, Michigan, the
predecessors of GMC Truck. Durant lost control of GM in 1910 to a bankers'
trust, because of the large amount of debt taken on in its acquisitions
coupled with a collapse in new vehicle sales. A few years later, Durant
started the Chevrolet Motor car company and through this he secretly
purchased a controlling interest in GM. Durant took back control of the
company after one of the most dramatic proxy wars in American business
history. Shortly after, he again lost control, this time for good, after
the new vehicle market collapsed. Alfred Sloan was picked to take charge of
the corporation and led it to its post war global dominance. This
unprecedented growth of GM would last into the early 1980s when it employed
349,000 workers and 150 assembly plants.
Chrysler was founded by Walter P. Chrysler on June 6, 1925. The Chrysler
was a 6-cylinder automobile, designed to provide customers with an
advanced, well-engineered car, but at a more affordable price than they
might expect. (Elements of this car are traceable back to a prototype which
had been under development at Willys at the time that Walter Chrysler was
there). The original 1924 Chrysler included a carburetor air filter,
high compression engine, full pressure lubrication, and an oil filter, at a
time when most autos came without these features. Among the innovations
in its early years would be the first practical mass-produced four-wheel
hydraulic brakes, a system nearly completely engineered by Chrysler with
patents assigned to Lockheed, and rubber engine mounts to reduce vibration.
The advanced engineering and testing that went into Chrysler Corporation
cars helped to push the company to the second-place position in U.S. sales
by 1936, a position it would last hold in 1949.
The Ford Motor Company was launched in a converted factory in 1903 with
$28,000 in cash from twelve investors, most notably John and Horace Dodge
(who would later found their own car company). Henry's first attempt under
his name was the Henry Ford Company on November 3, 1901, which became the
Cadillac Motor Company on August 22, 1902. During its early years, the
company produced just a few cars a day at its factory on Mack Avenue in
Detroit, Michigan. Groups of two or three men worked on each car from
components made to order by other companies. Henry Ford was 40 years old
when he founded the Ford Motor Company, which would go on to become one of
the world's largest and most profitable companies, as well as being one to
survive the Great Depression. As one of the largest family-controlled
companies in the world, the Ford Motor Company has been in continuous
family control for over 100 years.
Muscle Cars, Passion, Driving - The Road Trip
Cars used to be fun, cheap and have individuality. The new models released
in the fall were anticipated by young and old. You could individualize a
car to your own specifications, body style, engine size and a variety of horsepower options,
power accessories and trim all to your taste.
Cars now come with everything except a passion for owning one and the thing
most missing at dealers passionate buyers. The dream is on hold.
See the original video (Without the audio dub over thanks to youtube) @
"Terminator" Vs Range Rover - TerraMax - Top Gear - Series 19 - BBC
James May assesses the new Range Rover at Nevada's Automotive Test Center
for the ultimate challenge against an autonomous military machine - the
Terminator of all terrain vehicles; The TerraMax.
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AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR: CHEVY CAMARO...: part 1
this is an episode of american muscle car: the story of the first
generation of general motors legendary pony car ! the chevy Camaro: from the ss 327's to the
fat rat copo 427's to the ground punding ZL1's ...it's all there...
$1,000,000 XY GTHO Phase 3
$1,000,000 1971 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase 3 currently owned by Paul Carthew
who also owns one of the four XA GTHO Phase 4 race prototypes. Is this the
best original unrestored PH3 in the world?