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Merry Christmas to all from The Old Motor

We would like to wish all of the readers of The Old Motor from around the world a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This classic car is 1929 Cadillac Model 341-B powered by a V-8 engine fitted with Fisher Body Style 1182 seven-passenger touring car body. For some odd reason, it was covered with a vinyl wrap by the Disney Corporation before a parade at Disney’s MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida, on December 2006. The image is courtesy of Disney’s MGM Studios.

31 responses to “Merry Christmas to all from The Old Motor

  1. Merry Christmas to all you guys!!
    Here in Omaha, no snow and 52 degrees; we’ll take it any day! Have a very safe and prosperous holiday season and a great 2020!!

  2. David,

    Beautiful car and great web-site you supply to the public.

    Wishing you, your family, and followers of your web-site the very best this Christmas Season and good health in the New Year !!

    Andy, aka AML

  3. Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all . David, thank you for all the work you do on The Old Motor, it is greeted appreciated.

  4. Let’s not forget our Jewish friends, of which there may be a few on the east coast. Happy Hannukah, not because it has anything to do with Christmas,( except the uncanny timing) but it was a family occasion for many and me for almost 65 years. A “Zie ga zink” ( wishing good health) to all my friends here. Thanks for a great site.

  5. May the Very Best of the Season be with you and yours ,David all of the Year. Thank You for all of the Great information and images that populate this Excellent site all year and of course to all those Wonderful contributions that all of the experienced “Old Motor” people send in.

  6. Merry Christmas, David! Thanks for your effort and making each day special with your posts of automobile history. Happy New Year, as well, to you and your family.

  7. From Argentina, very merry Christmas to the readers and makers of TheOldMotor.
    May we all have a great year to continue sharing this space where our passion for our beloved veteran cars is turned over

  8. If you are interested, I have several pictures of the grand opening of Allan Rhodes Volkswagen in Lima Ohio from summer of 1960.

  9. Thank you for the fun site… and the good wishes of fellow posters.

    A good time to remember that we get started in the hobby for the cars but some of our best memories and experiences with them are due to the people and friends we meet.

    Drive safe, have fun, be kind in 2020.

  10. And from the Charente in France a very happy Christmas to you David and all who contribute to the site. We wish you all everything you would wish for yourselves in the coming year!

  11. David, Merry Christmas to you and yours, may good health and much happiness follow you in the coming year and always! Your website is a ray of warmth during the long cold Minnesota winters!

  12. Merry Christmas and thank you for a great car site. I was in town a few weeks ago and didn’t want to just drop in the week before Thanksgiving. I’ll give you a ring next time I’m in town this spring. All my best.

  13. David, Every day this site is a delight. Thank you for your work, although I’m sure it’s a “labor of love”. May your Holiday season be great and the New Year bring you health and happiness!

  14. HO, HO, HO! Hope everybody’s Christmas was a good one. The older I get, the more I find Christmas to be more enjoyable when I focus on the season, the get-togethers, the cards … and less on ‘what’ to get for others. Thank you Dave for the website, which is a gift of weekly anticipation for all of us. Not a lot of anticipation these days with everything available at the push of a button, which makes the anticipation for important, needed.

  15. The Cadillac shown above was part of the “Disney Stars and Motor Cars” parade at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Beginning In October 2001 it was held into early March 2008. There were originally 15 movie themed cars, but the number of cars later increased to 18. The parade was cars were also updated as new movies were released.

    During most of the year the 1929 Cadillac carried Mickey and Minnie Mouse in the back with Goofy driving and Donald Duck as the front seat passenger. During the holiday season the car parade was known as the “Hollywood Holly-day Parade,” and the Cadillac carried Santa Claus. Mickey and Minnie Mouse rode in the Grand Marshall’s car, and the rest of the cars were also decorated with garland, ribbon, presents, etc. during this version of the parade.

    After the parade closed it reopened in March 2009 at Walt Disney Studios Park in Marne-la-Vallée, France as the “Disney Stars ‘n’ Cars Parade.” The parade started with 11 floats, but this was later increased to 12 floats. The parade ran through early July 2015.

    After you see the body work on the cars you’ll be happy to know that only two of the cars were actual antique cars: the 1929 Cadillac and a 1950 Studebaker. Everything else was modern kit cars that had electric motors. Information about these parades, pictures, and videos of the entire parade are easily found online.

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