I have always been a lover of car design and ideas tossed around the design studio. The "Dream Cars" of the GM Motorama age are my favorites. I recently picked up a book on the GM Motoramas heyday and it is really some good reading with spectacular photos. The story behind the marketing, the genius marketing of the Motorama is a hoot. They were literally "Rock concerts" they were SHOWS not just "car shows".cobalt327 said:Cool to see the young'un getting exposed to hot rodding. Good job!
One of my favorite times of the year was when the new cars would hit the showrooms! Dad and I would go down and critique them; real father/son good times.
The first time I saw the GM Motorama, I was just a kid, and it blew me away! It's a shame they don't do promos like that anymore. I guess the OEM's participation in events like the Power Tours, etc., is deemed to be enough.
I have to say, my dad brought me to a number of shows and drag races, not a ton, he was usually working on the weekends. But I have a program from the 1971 Grand National Oakland Roadster show (now in Pomona) hanging on the wall in my garage in a plastic bag. It has my dads note on the inside "Another great day with my son". I treasure it, we never forget these times with our dads.cobalt327 said:Cool to see the young'un getting exposed to hot rodding. Good job!
We have the power to CREATE memories as well as HAVE them! Go out and CREATE one today!NEW INTERIORS said:Never had a dad to do that with me,But Now I have a son to do it with too.And now I hope I can pass it on to him... Enjoy them times..