Saturday, June 12, 2010

All GM Show at Woodley Park -- Cadillac

At last we come to the Standard of the World (when that actually meant something), the Cadillac.
1952 Cadillac
1956 Cadillac.
1957 Cadillac Eldorado
1959 Cadillac Eldorado

1960 Cadillac
Those wonderful fins.

All GM Show at Woodley Park -- Buick and Pontiac

As you can see, there were many splendid Buicks on display.
1947 Buick.

Beautiful 1953 Buick Skylark convertibles

1956 Buick Roadmaster

1957 Buicks

1960 Buicks

1965 Buick
One of GM's finer moments of design -- the 1965 Buick Riviera. The first generations of almost any American car model designs always seemed to be the purest. They never seemed to let well enough alone.
I only took one picture of a Pontiac, but this one, a 1952 I think, is a splendid example of early 50s Pontiacs. I would have liked to have seen the Pontiac head hood ornament light up.

GM Show in Woodley Park -- The Ecojet and Corvettes

The first thing we noticed was the Ecojet, a brand new spaceship designed to run on biofuels (a better idea with every passing day). Surely Jay Leno was around somewhere, but we didn't see him. It sort of reminds me of Harley Earl's Buick LeSabre concept car. For some reason, I didn't take any pictures of any Chevrolets but vintage Corvettes. Next year. Again, any mistakes in identifying the vintage cars, please feel free to correct me.

1954 Corvette
1955 Corvette
1958 Corvette

All GM Show Woodley Park, Van Nuys, CA -- Oldsmobile

On June 6th, it was a hot day in Woodley Park, but that didn't deter the GM enthusiasts. What beautiful cars GM used to make. I'll take one division at a time. If I make any mistakes in identifying the cars, please feel free to correct me. I'm not very good at anything pre-1953.

1950 Oldsmobile
1950 Oldsmobile.
1955 Oldsmobile
1956 Oldsmobile
1958 Oldsmobiles, rocketships extraordinaire.

1959 Oldsmobiles

1960 Oldsmobile
1962 Oldsmobile

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado. I've always had a soft spot for Toronados as I once owned a silver 1969 Toronado for nearly ten years.
This 1966 was particularly beautiful. I loved the color.