Category Archives: Chrysler

Survivor Series:
It Was A Very Good Year: 1954 Chevy Bel Air and Chrysler New Yorker

To view the entire photo gallery in your choice of 2D or stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player or here for an HTML applet The 1950s was an interesting decade for car styling. Once the “three box” … Continue reading

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Three Humpback Whales

Strolling through the “car corral” at last weekend’s Spring Jefferson (Wis.) car show I stumbled upon these three vestiges of 1980s styling excess:  luxury humpbacks from GM, Ford and Chrysler.  Sometimes called bustlebacks, these abominations of creased metal were mercifully … Continue reading

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Chrysler Pioneered 3D Films for 1939 World’s Fair:
In Tune With Tomorrow/New Dimensions/Motor Rhythms

I hate to repeat myself but it’s always interesting what things you find when you’re looking for something else. Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press took an inside look at the world’s biggest tire, the 86 foot tall Uniroyal … Continue reading

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When Torture Testing Engines Was Not Just Mad Men Hype

Murilee’s post over at TTAC about Chrysler’s durability testing back in the ’60s shows that the phrase “torture test” was not just Mad Men generated hype. Back in the day, they’d run engines on the dyno, load them down so … Continue reading

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2012 Chicago Auto Show: Camp Jeep Indoor Hill Climb 3D Video

Start the YouTube 3D video player. Click on the red 3D icon that will appear  in the menu bar to select 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats. I don’t know if there’s a road anywhere within hundreds of … Continue reading

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2012 Chicago Auto Show: Camp Jeep Indoor Off-Road Track in 3D Video

Start the YouTube 3D video player. Click on the red 3D icon that will appear  in the menu bar to select 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats. Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center is huge, about a million and … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising:
Chrysler Airflow Promotional Newsreels With Racer Harry Hartz

Ford had their own motion picture studio and the Jam Handy Organization was effectively GM’s in-house movie studio. Chrysler turned to the Wilding Picture Company to make a promotional film called The Trails of Triumph, about the Chrysler Imperial Airflow. … Continue reading

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2012 NAIAS: Chrysler 700C Minivan Concept

Click on the anaglyph stereo 3d image above to launch a Flash player and view the entire gallery in 2d or your choice of S3D formats. Chrysler focused most of the assembled media’s attention on the new Dodge Dart (we’ll … Continue reading

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North American International Auto Show 2012: The Tchotchkes

  The North American International Auto Show (a.k.a. The Detroit Auto Show) opened to the press this morning and I made my first round of the displays and press conferences. Officially, I’m here representing the Beloit Daily News and I … Continue reading

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The Lighter Side of the Detroit Auto Show

I can’t help it.  I’m getting excited about the upcoming North American International Auto Show, a.k.a. the Detroit Auto Show.  The press days begin a week from tomorrow and I have my press pass in hand, my hotel room reserved … Continue reading

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