Detroit City


#6 DO YOU REMEMBER when Detroit was synonymous with the American car industry and companies came out with new designs every year? Fins, chrome, rear-hinged back doors, pastel paint jobs in blue, pink and green and two-tone versions of a hard-top convertible. How about these car makers which have disappeared: Nash, Tucker, DeSoto, Hudson, Packard, Studebaker?

#6 DID YOU KNOW a four-door, 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, came with four-speed Hydromantic and white walls, a deluxe trim package with lots of chrome and a clock? If you wanted a radio, you had to pay extra for that, but how else could you listen to Peggy Lee sing the jingle, “It’s time to take the wheel, of a Rocket Oldsmobile…”?

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