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What Became of Drag Racing?
Organized drag racing was never a sport – but it was and has always been a tribute to amateur mechanics everywhere, who love their cars
Flint: Lumber to Carriages to Cars
Published September 13, 2018 in Warp & Woof Flint: Lumber to Carriages to Cars The Flint Series, Chapter 1 William Sundwick When I arrived in Flint, Michiganat age six, the city, incorporated in 1855, had already established itself: first as a hub for the central Michigan lumber industry, then earning the appellation “Vehicle City,” thenContinue reading “Flint: Lumber to Carriages to Cars”
Flint Series Intro, YouTube Link
Something new!… The Flint Series, six posts will appear in Warp & Woof over the next couple months. To whet your appetite, here’s a dynamite video shot in 1936 at “Chevy in the Hole,” Flint — before the Sit Down Strikes!
Warp & Woof, v.1.2
Published August 3, 2018 in Warp & Woof Warp & Woof v.1.2 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. Its purpose is to share with its readers some ways to navigate the philosophical, moral and aesthetic dimensions of life. It is not a scholarly blog, but the author hopes that his ownContinue reading “Warp & Woof, v.1.2”
Car Shopping, 2018
Published February 7, 2018 in Warp & Woof Car Shopping, 2018 The Washington Auto Show William Sundwick My biggest challenge of the Washington Auto Show was meeting up with my wife. She beat me there by over twenty minutes – Metro from Capitol Hill was faster than traffic from Northern VirginiaContinue reading “Car Shopping, 2018”
Selling an Old Name to a New Demographic
Published October 26, 2017 in Warp & Woof Selling an Old Name to a New Demographic Cadillac’s “Break Through” Campaign and the GM Malady William Sundwick Picture, if you can, the typical Cadillac of the 1990s. It was probably a De Ville or Fleetwood Brougham. Big, posh, a veritable land yacht. There was the elegantContinue reading “Selling an Old Name to a New Demographic”
What We Drove, and Why
Published October 18, 2017 in Warp & Woof What We Drove, and Why One Family’s Car Culture, GM Style – 1950-1970 (Sundwick Automotive Photo Library, Part IV) William Sundwick We were not a typical family, even for Dearborn or Flint. Dad was a committed General Motors “lifer” – a salaried engineer, destined by the endContinue reading “What We Drove, and Why”
Exploring the Sundwick Automotive Photo Library: Part III
Published August 28, 2017 in Warp & Woof Exploring the Sundwick Automotive Photo Library: Part III – Imports in the Heart of the Auto Industry, Detroit-Flint, 1953-63 William Sundwick Beginning in the 1950s, before Detroit discovered “compacts,” there were dealer franchises in the heart of the auto industry, from Detroit to Flint, that sought toContinue reading “Exploring the Sundwick Automotive Photo Library: Part III”
Link from Autoblog
Details of Volvo’s plans, 2019-2021 — three types of power train, mild hybrid (48 volt, twin engine), plug-in hybrid (also twin engine), and all electric