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    The De Soto manufacturing plant was located at the corner of Wyoming and McGraw in Detroit Michigan. However, the first De Soto automobiles were assembled at the Highland Park facility plant in addition to Plymouth. These automobiles were produced in 1928 when the new De Soto models were introduced to the public. Later, De Soto manufacturing was transferred from the Wyoming plant to the Jefferson assembly plant in 1959. The name De Soto comes ...
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    One of General Motors’ most revolutionary designs was the Corvair which was introduced to the public in the fall of 1959. Designed as a response to their foreign competitors like Volkswagen, the Corvair also targeted more fuel-efficient and economy-minded buyers throughout America. ...
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    One of the greatest racing car drivers of all times was Mario Andretti. Mario, who also has a twin brother named Aldo, was born on February 28, 1940 in Montana near Trieste, in Northern Italy. The Andretti brothers spent over three years in a displaced persons camp following the partition of Trieste.

    The Andretti family eventually immigrated to the United States in 1955 and settled in the community of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. As a child, Mario Andretti idolized Italian race car driver Mr. Alberto Ascari, who later died in automobile accident on May, 26 1955. Mario and his twin brother loved auto-racing and even as children would play together making automotive racing engine sounds in their home.

    During the early years, the two Andretti brothers entered into the Formula Junior Racing Program that was developed for young adults. They both grew to be very successful with racing. However, at an early age, Mario's brother Aldo crashed his vehicle, was hospitalized, and later was in a coma due to the unfortunate incident. Mario's journey started in the 1950's when he and his brother rebuilt and modified a 1948 Hudson model. ...
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    The 1970's reflected the muscle car era with great news of power and excitement for consumers and enthusiast of all ages. Even today, many people still enjoy sharing fond memories and great stories about a Chrysler muscle car they previously owned. In 1970, the Dodge product line offered a new style of models for the consumer market. Using the advertising theme "You Could Be Dodge Material", Dodge was able to attract new buyers. This story is about those exciting styling models Dodge sold during a time when amazing designers influenced impressive designs for the automotive industry.


    In 1970, Mr. Lynn Townsend was Chairman and Mr. John Riccardo , was president of the Chrysler Corporation. Their goals were to move the Chrysler Corporation forward with breathtaking new designs and interesting new products. Some of the individuals, who were also responsible for the development of the 1970 styling themes were Mr. Elwood P. Engel, who was in charge of styling, and many talented designers such as Mr. John E . Herlitz, Mr. Dick Macadam, Mr Richard Sias, Bill Brownlie and Darin Yazejian. ...
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    In 1955, Chrysler presented its new line of cars to the general public Friday, October 29, 1954 - November, 17, 1954. The new line of vehicles was called the "Forward Look". From bumper to bumper and from their frames to their roof designs, the new Chrysler De Soto, Dodge, Imperial, and Plymouth models were completely restyled. It was a fresh, new and contemporary approach to car design.


    Plymouth was a great automotive leader in making and selling affordable cars. In addition to great power and performance, the new 1955 Plymouth models also produced sales advantages within the markets among new car buyers. The Plymouth models were introduced on November 17, 1954 and many models and color combinations were offered to the buying public. The advertising campaign introduced the new models as the "Young in Heart". 1955 was the year that brought the automotive industry out of the slump of 1954. The corporation spent over $250 million dollars on design development and tooling costs, which later proved to be a great investment. ...

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