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  1. Pocatello

    Pocatello Active Member

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    You know you

    The thread on Pontiac's passing brought back memories of other American brands that are gone forever, some good, some not so good. I remember Hudson, Nash, Rambler, Packard, Studebaker, Desoto, Chrysler Imperial, and DeLorean. How about some others?
     
  2. rich-s

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    Oldsmobile, Plymouth......
     
  3. chipking

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    AMC, Checker cabs

    --- Chip King ---
     
  4. omgb

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    Crosley, Henry J
     
  5. dkdevries

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    Kaiser, Hudson.

    Doug DeVries
     
  6. dkdevries

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    Oops! Sorry. Pocatello already said "Hudson".
     
  7. Neil Winston

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    Shelby Cobras were nice. And the ill-fated Bricklin Safety car - it was Canadian but the engine was AMC.

    Neil
     
  8. School Teacher

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    I think that there was a wonder car named the Tucker "Pilot Ray" or "Torpedo" around 1948 that was rear engined and had many safety features. I remember seeing a movie about the car. Only a few were made.

    My uncle had a 1953 Hudson Hornet that was as big as a Chevy Suburban. It was built like a tank.

    The Hudson was dark green with lots of chrome and you stepped down to get into it. It was a four door and it could carry six NFL linemen. The engine was a joy to behold. It was a 308 CID flathead six with two single barrel carbs. The twin air cleaners were shaped like cylinders about 4" in diameter and 12" long. The air cleaners were in parallel with a middle bracket holding them together proclaiming "Twin H Power". It seemed like there was enough spare room under the hood for another engine.

    My uncle drove the Hudson back and forth to California from Louisville, Kentucky and he claimed that he could hold 70 mph all day long and could pass anything on the road.

    I believe that the car had a 4 speed automatic transmission and power steering but I am not sure on this part.

    Anyway, it was a beautiful car.

    Ed Ward
     
  9. bigbore613

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    Pepsodent , Brylcreme, Sinclare , Esso, Monkey Wards, S&H greenstamps uncle joshs pork rinds, 20 mule team ! LOL . Jeff
     
  10. trappermike

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    You know you are getting old when you wake up in the morning and think you are dead because nothing hurts.

    Mike
     
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    Those wonderful waxed red 20 guage shotshells with the 'Hawthorne' logo on the box. They were majical, if not in actual performance as much as its is a brain burn that hits me everytime there is a skiff of snow and I see some bunny tracks. I truly believe there was an extermely addictive component in those shells because I took one whiff back then and I still huff the paper whenever I get the chance. I remember really cool cars too.
     
  12. oldgahchamp

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    Bigbore, Brylcreem, " a little dab'll do ya" is still very much alive. Larry
     
  13. Wayne In ny

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    Redman Chewing Tobacco and that Codfish signs painted on Barns.

    Burma Shave Signs
     
  14. Neil Winston

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    EE, I looked it up and you are correct. I still remember the Road and Track coverage of it which seemed to me, even at the time, an example of trying to make the best out of a bad situation.

    I even think that Consumer Reports wrote something about it, not realizing, according to the Wikipedia entry, that they were selling cars for less than half what they cost to make and so few of their readers were likely to ever see one.

    Neil
     
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    La Sal (maybe mispelled, but Cad, bought them out about 1937 or 8) had one of the strongest trannies made, great demand in drag raceing circles.
     
  16. Neil Winston

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    How about Cord - I've actually seen a couple of them and they were really something, including front wheel drive and bling before there was bling.

    There are a lot more at the above link.

    Neil
     
  17. Barry C. Roach

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  18. BDodd

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    Don't worry about forgetfullness as you age; at least until you forget why you walked into the bathroom! Boy, I DO remember most of those cars - how about the Ă…ustin Healey Sprite?....Bob Dodd
     
  19. JB Logan Co. Ohio

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    Dodge power wagons?...Cherry phosphates?...candy cigarettes?...opium in the drug stores?

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
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    standard oil,, dx oil co. skelly oil co. ,anyone remember "stay at home moms" s.s. kresge & f.w.woolworth dime stores...dwain
     
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