Saturday, February 25, 2012

Retro Saturday


I was born in 1948. And I suppose some of you could think of me being as 'vintage' as the Olds in the following commercial from that year. I can take it! lol


I was rather surprised that this car was an 'automatic', I thought they came much later on. I guess I was too young to take heed of this 'new invention'.....I have always driven cars with a 'manual transmission' to this day! 



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  1. SOLD ! I would like one of those now please - I was surprised it had electric windows too-technology was further on than I thought too - don`t you just love those clothes ?

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    1. Me too Janet! I thought all this 'new-fangled' stuff was the 60's! The clothes were so slick eh? And well made.

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  2. An excellent vintage Jim. Clean, smooth lines and a great style.

    The car's nice too I suppose. ;-)

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    1. Now I'm confused!? Oh, cut it out Chris! You'll get people talkin'.lol

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  3. Futuramic....is that your nickname....oh so you were born in the '40's were you! Hmmm....does Sophie know this...?

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    1. If I recall, wasn't a certain someone 'due' in 1949? I could be mistaken.....

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  4. You're only as vintage as you feel. That said, it's a pretty cool car.

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  5. Futuramic hydromatic cars? THERE'S a couple of terms that never caught on, LOL!

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    1. So true! That was a 'failed' ad campaign.

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  6. It's cool to see what it was like in the 'old days' - I wonder what the future generations will make of what we think is the latest thing now? My Mum can't wait for cars that drive themselves and can't crash….. :)

    Loved the video,

    Have a great weekend,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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    1. Can you just imagine what the ads will be like. Well, tell your Mom that we are 'almost' there....they back up on their own....that's a start! lol

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  7. Dear Jim,
    Oh, do I remember that music and those cars! I was twelve then. Later that song came to be associated with Dinah Shore and her television program, which was either for Chevrolet or for all the General Motors cars--Chevy, Pontiac, Olds, Buick, and Cadillac. I was so proud when I memorized that list!

    Peace.

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    1. Dee, I am glad it brought back good memories for you! I grew up with cars....my Dad sold them and we always had every make and model (mostly GM) in our driveway. Like you I memorized all I could about them. I can still 'date' most Chevys and Pontiacs from the 50's, 60's and into the 70's.

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  8. Lovely post Jim there is a giveaway in my site creatwithmom for canadians hope you can join kind regards

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  9. I have to wonder what the car manufacturers in 1948 would have thought if they could have seen the 'futuramic cars' of today like Smart cars, SUV's and the price of gas!

    By the way, I love driving a stick, so many people these days don't like to or know how!

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    1. And being/living in an area where we get snow, using a 'stick' makes it a lot easier for getting out of and driving through the white stuff. Kim, can you imagine what cars will be like in the 'not too distant' future? I can!

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  10. The Hupmobile was an automobile built from 1909 through 1940 by the Hupp Motor Company, which was located at 345 Bellevue Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Its first car, the Model 20, was introduced to the public at the Detroit Auto Show in February 1909. The company initially produced 500 vehicles.

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    1. Oops - I forgot - The Hupmobile was an automatic!

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    2. There you go! I wonder if they were a lot more expensive than the manual models? Manuals today, if you can find them, are a little cheaper than the other.

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  11. Driving Magic for sure! I too didn't know there were power windows way back then. I don't think we had power windows in our own cars until the 70s, or maybe even the 80s.

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    1. Would you believe I didn't have power windows till the 90's!! That's right, I always had older cars until I got job travelling from school to school and needed a more reliable car. Now I can't imagine having to 'roll up' a window! lol

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  12. I loves me some manual shifting too. I was amazed with the futurmatic power windows. I thought those came around a lot later. My brother-in-law's '49 Buick is an automatic. But it has manual windows.
    What I found fascinating in the commercials is the scenery. I recognize many of the views as metro Detroit landmarks and even the park near my home. However, it doesn't seem so futurmatic any more. In fact, now it all needs a little modernizing.

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    1. Made right in your own backyard, Stew! What a change it must be....I heard about a revitalization plan for Detroit....can't happen soon enough, I bet!

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    2. I'm researching a post right now that shows the plight that the city has seen. We are even taking a tour of the city next month. It's astounding, the decay.

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