Audio, Video, Disco

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Classic Cars

My great-grandfather had such a passion for cars, that he kept changing cars every year. So the family got to ride in a variety of cars - Oldsmobiles, Hupmobiles, Wolsleys, Chevrolets, Hillmans and even a Cubitt. In the 1930s and 40s Simpson's in Chennai were the sole agents for many cars. A salesman from Simpson's, dressed rather imposingly in a suit and coat, would bring home the catalaogues of different cars.

A 1940 brochure from Chevrolet, apart from giving details about the car, also claims that Chevrolets are fuel efficient cars. It points to the "valve-in-head engine" which has "combustion chambers", that ensure that there is "blue flame combustion", thereby obtaining "maximum economy". In the picture you see a truck (1940) from Chevrolet.


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