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  1. Dayton-Hudson was a department store company. They developed the Target discount stores, which eventually eclipsed their big department stores. I have read that they donate 10% of their profits to charity every year, though they do it quietly. The company name was, maybe ten years ago, changed to Target Corporation.
  2. Jake, sorry to hear of your divorce. May everything work out well for you both!
  3. Yes, Ron Green as indicated in the link is an excellent choice to contact. You can send him a Private Message if he doesn't see this topic; but please let us all know the results.
  4. One of our local AACA region members totally restored a Citicar like you have. He is also an electrician. He is on the forum from time to time, and I hope he sees your inquiry.
  5. Yes, putting some contact information in your ad (such as a phone number) always facilitates a sale! Thank you for including pictures, price, and location, which some newcomers overlook doing.
  6. To me, the article is ambiguous. Is this a custom car built on a Mopar chassis by an individual, or an actual concept car produced by Chrysler Corporation? The styling doesn't look like other Chrysler concepts I've seen in pictures, and the huge front overhang seems very impractical. Some of the trim looks like it's made from flat stock, so that shortcut tells me it's not a factory product. The article doesn't say it was designed by Virgil Exner and Chrysler, but it also doesn't make the car's status very clear: "The Plymouth Tornado concept was originally painted gray and designed on the frame of a 1958 Plymouth Fury. It was displayed in 1958 auto shows across the country, along with the Army’s Redstone missile produced by Chrysler Corporation." "In 1964, the Plymouth Tornado took second place for Radical Custom Design at the Sabers’ Auto Show in Denver and was featured in Car Craft Magazine." This means it's not a Chrysler product.
  7. No, it was something crude and not appreciated on our family-friendly forum.
  8. There seems to be quite a lot of antique-car activity around Saratoga, New York, not all that far from you. Hemmings Motor News has conducted their concours events there. There is a car museum there, the Saratoga Automobile Museum. You might call the museum and ask their director or curator for a couple of names.
  9. John_S_in_Penna


    What happened to the original posting, and poster? The removal of the original picture, with the car that people have been trying to identify, has rendered all the time spent useless. Can someone at least bring back the original picture?
  10. I like looking at things logically. And logic, to me, indicates that that story is probably made up. Who wouldn't have known in the 1920's that Harding was the President, and what he looked like? Farmers got newspapers and magazines and could read. And even Henry Ford was a very public figure, probably recognizable to many Americans.
  11. I think you'll find that early cars aren't as long as you think. I have a large early car and it's not as long as my 1975 full-sized Pontiac. The engine could not be 8 feet long! The old cars, being primitive, are tall, however. I believe an Olds Limited is 8-and-a-half feet tall, so some garage doors (and most trailers) will not accommodate its height unless you put the top down.
  12. Marlene, if you're doing a search of pictures on the internet, please be sure to spell the car's name as "DeSoto" (with a final "o"). You'll be more likely to get good results with the right spelling!
  13. Even if price is no object, I'm realistic. Obtaining a car is just the first thing, because you have to maintain it and protect it. I'd be perfectly happy with a Buick Electra from the 1970's.
  14. One older friend of mine, now 99, grew up with his family's Cadillacs in the 1920's. He says the small children in the family liked to ride atop the back-seat storage compartment (beside the back seat) so they could see out the windows. An interesting anecdote from the 1920's-- good to be preserved. Here's a general picture to show the back seating arrangement:
  15. Most of the ads were legitimate for their times. However, the first one (insecticide for ants) and I think also the Pontiac legroom ribaldry are simply jokes made later.