I saw my first Glacier near Valdez, Alaska. I was disappointed because it was dirty, not pretty and white. Now I see these mountains of snow around Ypsi and Ann Arbor as they melt they are dirty. Melting exposes trash that was covered by the snow.
It actually brings back the statement of one of my commanding officers in Missouri. Speaking of the snow that seemed to stay all winter, “I am afraid, men, that this snow covers a multitude of sins.” And it did. Hahaha. Much stuff and trash showed up after the thaw.
All that aside, I have heard of Pontiac and Cadillac Michigan for years, but are there other cities cars are named after or cities named after cars? I don’t remember a Ypsi car.
I just learned Cadillac is not pronounced as we do the car,but Pontiac is pronounced as the Ottawa Chief Pontiac was pronounced. So speaking of Pontiac, I never have owned one but I liked the cars design let’s look at a few.
1929 Cabriolette Pontiac This was a beauty!
1933, eat your hearts out Bonnie and Clyde, don’t you just love the rumble seat?
1935 touring Sedan, four years before I was born it had a straight 8 engine.
The famous 1946 Pontiac Torpedo first Pontiac after WWII.
A Pontiac Streamliner from 1949, still a straight 8 with power to spare.
I know everyone doesn’t love old cars, but they are a passion with me. When I see one of these ole war horses on the road I get a thrill, these are my child hood.
Man I loved the sound of the engines when guys that could afford it split the manifold and added twin exhausts with smitty mufflers or gutted stock mufflers. Ahhhh that deep VAROOOM sound.
As the announcer used to say, “Return with us now to those thrilling days of yester year”.
Thanks for coming by the log.
1955 Pontiac Star chief, Friends Flavous and Virginia Matheny had this one, in tan I think.