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Welcome to our first issue of February! We start off this week with a profile of the 1955 Rambler, known widely for its tight turning radius. Next we offer up part one of a two part look at the 1946 Cadillac.
Love Corvettes? If you need to find a club or already belong to one, you may be interested in learning more about the Western States Corvette Council. And finally, we hope you enjoy our story about the Chrysler Airflow, a car ahead of its time. Until next week,
See Ya Under the Hood,
Paul H. Green
Profile of the 1955 AMC Rambler
Twists and turns and tight parking spaces were no problem for the 1955 AMC Rambler sedan. The sedan had the shortest turning radius of any family vehicle in the United States for that year. This amazing car was known for its performance and ability to fit in tight spots. Other Rambler models for 1955 offered great features as well. And, as if that weren't enough, Rambler models could get a gas mileage of up to 30 miles per gallon. These were truly all-American family cars that were right on time for the mid-1950s.
1946 Cadillac: A bright, new future for automobiles (part 1)
The Cadillac was advertised as "America's Finest Motor Car," and the 1946 models would bring a new improved performance ability and an attractive appearance to the Cadillac line-up. Building for the war had brought new ideas to Cadillac engineers. So, when the Cadillac designers began work on the 1946 models, they were already equipped with powerful knowledge that helped them boost Cadillac's performance image.
Western States Corvette Council - Bringing local Corvette clubs together as one
A car that has stood the test of time in the sports car arena is the Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette was produced from 1953 through the present. Corvettes have been grouped into six generations of models, each making its own unique contribution to the auto world. Corvettes of today and yesteryear are so popular that hundreds of classic car clubs have sprung up around the United States (and the world) to recognize all or at least some of these magnificent cars. The purpose of the Western States Corvette Council (WSCC) is to govern and assist Corvette clubs in the western states, helping with their car shows and activities, and providing a one-stop resource for all their needs.
History and profile of the Chrysler Airflow
From 1934 to 1937, the Chrysler Airflow was produced in a unique streamlined style. It was actually the first American full-size automobile that used a streamlining design in hopes that the car would be affected less by air resistance. Unfortunately, the Airflow wasn't the success Chrysler had hoped it would be.