Posts Tagged ‘autos’

Handy as Roller Skates, Twice the Fun

September 24, 2016

The Renault Dauphine comes to America, 1959.

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One Piece At A Time

September 3, 2016

“One Piece At A Time,” written by Wayne Kemp, a number 1 country hit for Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three in 1976. Someone really assembled a car like the one in the song, and it’s in the Johnny Cash Museum.

“Well, I left Kentucky back in forty nine
An’ went to Detroit workin’ on a ‘sembly line
The first year they had me puttin’ wheels on Cadillacs”

Lyrics here

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‘I Took Me Some Steel ….’

September 3, 2016

1956 Dodge TV commercial, via Jeff Quitney. Great scenes of 1957 model year cars and the Chrysler assembly plant.

There’s not much singing on the Ford assembly line these days, of course. Robots don’t sing, they whirr:

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Motor Head Baby

April 9, 2016

“Motor Head Baby,” written by John Watson and Mario Delagarde, recorded in 1953 by “Young John Watson,” later known as “Johnny Guitar Watson.”

“I said motor, motorhead baby
She wanna ride all night long
If you don’t have transportation
Yeah, she treats you wrong.”

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Fiat Buys Chrysler

January 5, 2014

Fiat Buys Chrysler

Fiat will buy the 41 percent of Chrysler stock it doesn’t already own from the UAW Trust for $4.35 Billion. Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne has been Chrysler’s CEO too since his Italian company bought into Detroit during the 2009 recession. This means the ‘Fix It Again Tony‘ car company now owns the one that built the Dodge Charger.

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Romney Takes a Ride

December 3, 2012

Romney Takes a Ride

Ex-Financier Mitt Romney, failed Republican presidential candidate and son of American Motors president George Romney, has moved to his beach house in La Jolla, California, the one with the elevator for his cars.

“The son of Detroit — who boasted of the Cadillacs he owned as a sign of support for the U.S. auto industry during the campaign — was spotted driving a new black Audi Q7, a luxury sport-utility vehicle manufactured in Slovakia.”

— “A detached Romney tends wounds in seclusion after failed White House bid,”  Philip Rucker, Washington Post

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Cars Birds Love

June 24, 2012

Cars Birds Love
A study commissioned by the British car service firm Halford’s has determined that birds prefer to poop on red cars. Want the cleanest car? Buy a green one or use this:

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