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01-14-2013, 09:49 PM
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1942 – Guvmint bans sales of non-essential cars and trucks
1966 – Dodge Charger debut

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1839 – Goodyear develops vulcanization of rubber
1923 – Chevrolet does first air-cooled engine

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1914 – Ford increases workers pay to $5/day

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1925 – John DeLoren born in Detroit
1954 – Kaiser Darrien goes on sale

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1918 – First Chevrolet truck built

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1924 – First Chrysler debut

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1926 – First Pontiac built

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1928 – Graham-Paige debut

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1923 – Carroll Shelby born in Leesburg, TX
1913 – Hudson shows first sedan type auto in NY
1940 – Chevrolet produces it’s 25,000,000 car

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1942 – Ford patents method of plastic auto body construction

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1958 - Ford merges Edsel and Lincoln-Mercury

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1935 – A J Foyt born in Houston
1977 – Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon Debut

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1903 – Cadillac premiers in Madison Square Garden
1956 – Ford IPO

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1942 – Chevrolet builds last car for the duration

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1954 – First gas-turbine vehicle

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1920 – Lincoln Motor Car Co. founded

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1886 – Karl Benz patents first gasoline engine auto

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1958 – Rambler American debut

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1955 – Pontiac Custom Safari two-door debut
1957 – Packard Clipper debut

Courtesy Hemmings Motor News

noonwitch
01-15-2013, 05:03 PM
This weekend is the North American Auto Show in Detroit. They've been showing highlights all week on the local news. Some of the concept cars look pretty good-Cadillac and VW both had some cool-looking vehicles. Isn't that why people go? To see the concept cars?