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Torture Testing the 1936 Plymouth

For this Sunday’s entertainment feature we have a video showing the testing of the 1936 Plymouth, along with daredevil driving by both Lucky Teter and Jimmie Lynch. Although they were not engaged in the type of scientific testing that went on at the car company, it dramatically demonstrated the rugged construction of the new Model to…

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Moving the Metal – Part IV

GM photo of 1954 GMC’s and Fleet Carrier’s GMC COE tractor and trailer All the trucks in our photos today share one common feature: they all would have been gasoline powered. More fuel efficient diesels might have been finding increased favor amongst common carriers in the nineteen-fifties, but the big car hauling fleet operators would…

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Scenes on the Streets of Boston – Part IV

Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts Corner filling stations like Jerry’s Atlantic were once convenient places to get a fill up and a variety of basic repair services. They were also places that a kid could get a start in the business pumping gas and gradually acquire skills that would serve him well…

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The New Models Are In at Knapp Chevrolet

A 1951 DeLuxe Styline Bel Air draws a good crowd at Knapp Chevrolet Many of us remember when the annual model change was a big deal. Although it was decried at the time by industry critics as planned obsolescence, it generated great excitement among both car buyers and young automobile enthusiasts like your writer. Big…

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