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Pontiac--The Judge

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The AVENGERS? (British TV show) Honor Blackman and Patrick McNee, 1960's
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Not the correct answer but was a cool show, the chick was sweet(Diana Riggs?) I forget. olnolan
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OK Dan, Give em the details. Car?Show?Actor?Who named the car? Nolan
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OK Dan, Give em the details. Car?Show?Actor?Who named the car? Nolan
The judge was from Rowan and Martins Laugh-in, Flip Wilson would introduce the skit, "Here comes de Judge, Here comes de Judge. A few people played the Judge, Sammy Davis made it his own when it was his turn. GTO nabbed the Judge name for a few of their high perf. GTOS.

The roadrunner....Beepbeep. Everyone remembers the roadrunner, Wile E. Coyote and his never ending chase of the roadrunner. Plymouth made the name it's own, even going as far as a horn that would emulate the roadrunners beepbeep. Paying $50,000 to Warner Brothers to use the name and likeness of their Road Runner cartoon character (as well as a "beep, beep" horn, which Plymouth paid $10,000 to develop).
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Well done Dan, the floor is yours. John Delorean named it from his love of the Laugh In skit. What if his favorite show was something else? GTO "Bonanza"? GTO "Beverly Hillbilly Edition"? HA HA. Here is one of the original skits. It actually originated from Pigmeat Markham and was used on the Laugh In show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hIcKkKID8k

Heres a record cut by Pigmeat. "Here Comes The Judge". Make sure to listen to the flip side, has a good joke called "The Trial". Nolan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvMBxlu62c0
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A young immigrant, in 1914, started a business with a new car that he was unable to sell on his lot. This business flourished under a few names until 1926 when it took on the name it has today. Who, what, where? This is a well known name in transportation. It is a little vague I know, but puzzle through, it ain't that tough either. I had an interesting experience I will share when the answer comes up.
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A young immigrant, in 1914, started a business with a new car that he was unable to sell on his lot. This business flourished under a few names until 1926 when it took on the name it has today. Who, what, where? This is a well known name in transportation. It is a little vague I know, but puzzle through, it ain't that tough either. I had an interesting experience I will share when the answer comes up.
Frontenac Motor Company, Louise Chevrolet, Bigger Smoother Faster, CHEVROLET?
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Carl Wickman (Swedish) was having troubles selling Hupmobiles in Hibbing Minnesota, so, in 1914, he took his one remaining unsold (brand new ) 7 passenger car and started a bus company hauling the miners from Hibbing to Alice (another town) that was locally famous for its saloons.

In 1926, after a few name changes along the way, his company became known as GREYHOUND
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Carl Wickman (Swedish) was having troubles selling Hupmobiles in Hibbing Minnesota, so, in 1914, he took his one remaining unsold (brand new ) 7 passenger car and started a bus company hauling the miners from Hibbing to Alice (another town) that was locally famous for its saloons.

In 1926, after a few name changes along the way, his company became known as GREYHOUND
You've got it, Dave.
Here's my story, a true story indeed. When I was about 14 I worked in a bodyshop for a guy named Wally Cich. This was in Duluth, Mn. My buddys family had some property in Virginia, Mn. that we used to hunt on and generally shoot anything that moved. One weekend while we were there he asked me if I wanted to see an old homestead where there was a really old car rusting away, so off we went. all that remained of the old homestead was the chimney and a capped well. There was an old car, way too long in length to be stock, sitting in the brush with a poplar tree growing through it. I told Wally about it at work the following Monday, he got excited and off we went the next weekend to see it. One of his best friends as a young man used to build these cars in his shop, and this was one of them. He told him of the car, Carl was the guys name, IIRC, (can't remember his last name, it may come to me) and they went to see it. It was too far gone to save but Carl remembered the car as one he built (stretched was about all they would do), a Model T touring, IIRC. Carl used to tell of having a few dollars to invest before the depression, Greyhound or Coca Cola were the 2 he considered, he chose Greyhound because he was working for them. He lost his investment, on the other hand, had he invested in Coke he would have been set for life. Old times, fun memories.
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You've got it, Dave.
Here's my story, a true story indeed. When I was about 14 I worked in a bodyshop for a guy named Wally Cich. This was in Duluth, Mn. My buddys family had some property in Virginia, Mn. that we used to hunt on and generally shoot anything that moved. One weekend while we were there he asked me if I wanted to see an old homestead where there was a really old car rusting away, so off we went. all that remained of the old homestead was the chimney and a capped well. There was an old car, way too long in length to be stock, sitting in the brush with a poplar tree growing through it. I told Wally about it at work the following Monday, he got excited and off we went the next weekend to see it. One of his best friends as a young man used to build these cars in his shop, and this was one of them. He told him of the car, Carl was the guys name, IIRC, (can't remember his last name, it may come to me) and they went to see it. It was too far gone to save but Carl remembered the car as one he built (stretched was about all they would do), a Model T touring, IIRC. Carl used to tell of having a few dollars to invest before the depression, Greyhound or Coca Cola were the 2 he considered, he chose Greyhound because he was working for them. He lost his investment, on the other hand, had he invested in Coke he would have been set for life. Old times, fun memories.
That's a great story Dan, And being true makes it that much better,IMHO


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Efficient engine

A few questions ago, there was a question about naming the first car to get 1 hp per cu inch.

I am thinking about the first vehicle with an engine that is so efficient that it yields more than 1.5 hp per cu inch. It is known to be reliable as an axe, and there have been millions of them sold.

What vehicle is it, and when did it first appear?
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Wankel

Hey Dave, You've got to be thinking of the Wankel engine that Mazda called the Rotary engine. They first put it in a Cosmo as early as 1965 prototypes then in Familia's in 1967. Later in the Mazda RX cars in the US. When you convert the cc displacement to cubic inches they well exceed 1.5 hp/ci. olnolan
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Actually - that's not the one I was thinking of. The one I am thinking of is a piston engine (not a "rotary club member" )
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