Tuesday, January 01, 2008 By James M. Miller
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FLINT - Look for lots of major happenings in 2008 tied to the centennial of General Motors.
The Flint committee of the Automotive National Heritage Area is planning a series of events for July 13-20 to mark GM's big birthday.
In 1908, William C. "Billy" Durant was head of Buick, which he used as the foundation to create what would become the world's largest auto company.
The Flint committee is working on a parade with vehicles from the 100 years of GM, plus a car cruise, concerts, fireworks, special museum exhibits, tours of historic sites and more. Events will be in downtown Flint, Carriage Town, the Cultural Center and other locations.
A parade committee is looking for at least one vehicle from each year of GM's history. Cars should be unmodified, but can be in original or restored condition. Entry forms will be available at www.flintgm100.com
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The Buick Club of America will hold its national meet from July 16-20 in the Flint Cultural Center, marking GM's 100th and Buick's 105th.
The Buick meet will include a swap meet, self-guided tours, concerts, programs on Buick history and technology.
GM cars also will be the feature exhibit at the 2008 Sloan Summer Fair on June 28-29. Including my '86 GN!