Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fisher Body Factory #1

This is from a story on "Women In Industry" from March 1953. This is where my mother worked before she quit to raise me. This photo shows Peggy Markel on the assembly line. From the look of the tool in her hand and cloth, I would say she is installing the rear window belt molding. My grand mother also worked here.
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My Family at General Motors

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Cultural & Diversity Center

The entrance to this employee conference center. This was created from part of the old plant #03 spring forge, or building #30, (the old aluminum plant). Named the: Cultural & Diversity Center, It was created in 2003 and opened in 2004. It was meant as a conference center for employees.

These photo's are from Don Bent's book "A Place Called Buick".

Friday, June 4, 2010

Larry Godin

Larry usually bought the convertibles and this was his last and also the last for Buick at that time. This is a 1975 LeSabre. Red with a black top. He also had the same color combination on his 1968 LeSabre. Thanks for all the memories Larry, from your brother Gerry who really misses you.

Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Ann Arbor, Michigan 1976.

He always loved his Buick's.

Larry's 1978 Buick before the accident.

These three photos show the original 1978 Buick Turbo Sport Coupe after an elderly lady ran a red light at the corner of Dupont and Welch in Flint, Michigan. She had attended a funeral earlier that day and thought that you could ignore red lights for the entire day in honor of the deceased. The replacement 1979 can be seen in the background.

This was his replacement 1979 Buick Turbo Sport Coupe. I ended up with this car in 1990 and had much trouble with the turbo. I still have the wheels in my garage. It was a nice looking car though.

This was our cabin in northern Michigan.

Turbo Buick

Rollin Sanders, the man behind the Buick Turbo logo, passed away April 19,2010. Follow the Buick Turbo link for a great history lesson.

A custom logo.

Head rest detail from an 87 Grand National.

The logo from the rare Buick City built 1986 LeSabre Grand National. Buick City plus factory #94 are mentioned in the LeSabre Grand National link.