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    1936 Parade of Progress Part 1

    Boss Ket wanted all America – even the most remote communities – to share in GM’s latest technology. So, from 1936 through mid-1956, the Parade toured and delighted many millions of citizens.

    When GM’s Parade of Progress rolled into Muskogee or Ashtabula, Yuma or Fr. Pierce, everybody turned out. Its appeal was so compelling that no one could endure staying home. In Frederieksburg, VA, for instance, enthusiasm ran so high that two-and-one-quarter times the town’s population attended.

    The first Parade of Progress hit the road on Feb. 11, 1936, opening in Lakeland, FL. By Pearl Harbor, the Parade had covered well over a million miles, had visited 251 towns and small cities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Cuba, and had played to some 12.5 million people. There would eventually be three GM

  •  Featured Vehicles

    1968 Plymouth Barracuda Hemi Super Stock B029

    1968 Factory Original “B029” Hurst Super Stock Hemi Barracuda Vin# B029M8B29912, Extremely rare and highly sought after 1 of just 70 ever produced with very few examples remaining and one of the best in existence bar none! Car #13 owned and raced by hall of fame driver “Akron” Arlen Vanke from new. One of only a handful that

    1957 Ford Fairlane Custom “T-Bolt”

    Based on the fresh new “Equaflair” design theme penned by George W. Walker, the new-for-1957 Ford lineup met the stylistic challenge issued by archrival Chevrolet head-on and helped Dearborn carve out a bigger slice of that year’s new-car market. Longer and lower, and visually wider than ever before, the new Fords were a huge success;

  •  Motorcities Stories

    Remembering a great legacy of George Barris

    The famed custom car designer George Barris pictured here early on in his career. Recently, the automotive world lost one of the most creative and talented custom car designers in the world: Mr. George Barris.
    Throughout a storied and long career, Barris had created great works of art for vintage automotive designs from the 1950s to 1970s. This story is dedicated to the late George Barris, the king of all the automotive customizers who passed away on Nov. 5, 2015 at 90.

    Barris’ journey started in the 1950s when teenagers had a great interest in cars and were

    1971 Dodge models were designed to stand out in front of the competition


    During the early 1970s, the Dodge brand became a very competitive product line within the auto industry.

    For 1971, Dodge offered a variety of new styling features and had made several key moves to put its vehicles in more competitive price positions or the consumer market. The 1971 Dodge Charger offered its traditional contemporary, aggressive appearance designs.

    The front windshield was moved back at a 56-degree angle to highlight the roof-line while providing an all-around visibility for its driver and its passengers. The 1971

  •  Product Focus

    Dash/Upholstery Trim

    McMillan Rod & Custom, Marshfield WI – From McMillan Rod and Custom is this Ľ” half round stainless dash/upholstery trim. Machined from type 304 stainless steel and polished to a mirror finish. These work equally well as dash trim, upholstery accents, or multitude


    CPP's 13” Big Brake front system uses a 13” cross-drilled, gas slotted and zinc washed rotor, mounted to a 2024 T6 billet aluminum CNC machined anodized hub and a PBR C15 caliper that attaches to the CPP modular drop spindle with CPP custom caliper mounting brackets. PBR C15 calipers have twin 52mm pistons