Submitted by Jordan: This my friends, is my very first car. It’s a 1951 Hudson Hornet, I got it for my 16th birthday a year ago and I absolutely love it. I still say its better than my Mercedes. It still sits at home under a cover in Florida where it is personally designated as a car show whore :) I mean this thing has won so much ever since I got it and its just an amazing car. If you’ve got the money, I’d invest in a 51 Hornet :)
Cops Ride Ponies Too
There were two of these AMX Javelin made for Alabama State Troopers in 1971-72 as test cars to see if lighter weight, more maneuverable cars were more beneficial than the big old police cars of the time. Yeah I guess a 401-V8, power steering & disc brakes might help.
The Javelin was the first pony car to be used as a police vehicle. After this there have been Mustang, Camaro, Chargers…
Pontiac Catalina tow car for NASA’s M1-F2 lifting body aircraft, c.1963.
(Tip: If you’re curious about UFOs, look into this project.)
William C. Durant, the founder of General Motors, purchased his first automobile company, Buick (which was called Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company at the time) from James M. Whiting who enlisted Durant to make the company profitable and in 1908 Durant incorporated Buick Auto-Vim as the Buick Motor Company. David Dunbar Buick had previously sold the company to Whiting.