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Chevy Fleetmaster – L.A. Noire the Video Game

L.A. Noire the Video Game

'47 Chevy Fleetmaster
Welcome to the year 1947 and the City of Los Angeles where corruption and crime rule the day. When you enter the land of L.A. Noire, you become Officer Cole Phelps and your task is to catch the bad guys and rid Los Angeles of crime. As you move from bureau to bureau, you get to advance through the police department.

Pontiac Torpedo: Art Deco at Its Finest

Pontiac Torpedo: Art Deco at Its Finest

41 Pontiac TorpedoLuxurious. Modern. Streamlined. Exuberant. The Art Deco movement of the 1930s through 1940s was the world’s way of saying that design was just as important as function. This design style was used in the visual arts and affected everything bridges and dams to jewelry, home appliances, and architecture. The design movement even made its way to automobiles and was evident in the luxurious lines, ornate hood ornaments, and modern tail lights.

Art Deco in Architecture: Visit Hoover Dam

Get Your Hands on a Piece of Design Mastery: The Pontiac Torpedo

Get Your Hands on a Piece of Design Mastery: The Pontiac Torpedo

41 Pontiac TorpedoIn the early days of automobiles, General Motors was the king of the road. The company reigned supreme because of the high quality manufacturing procedures and the unique personalities that designers gave to each brand division and name plate. The reign during the early decades between the 1930s and 1960s rested on the shoulders of one man, and one man only: Harley Earl.

Earl and The Midas Touch

A Look At Alfa Romeo

There are few entities that have made as strong of an impact on the automotive landscape as Italian automaker Alfa Romeo. The company was founded as “ALFA” in 1910, short for Anomina Lombardo Fabbrica Automobili. In 1915 Nicola Romeo bought the company and the Alfa Romeo name was born. Alfa Romeo quickly rose to prominence as one of the top makers of European racing cars in the early 1900s. Legendary race car driver and Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari got his start racing for Alfa Romeo during the 1920s, and enjoyed success as the manager of their racing team before founding Ferrari.

The 1948 Tucker “Torpedo”

There are a lot of interesting stories that dot the landscape when you look back into the history of the automobile manufacturing industry, and one of them revolves around a man who was named Preston Tucker, who was born in 1903.

Tucker could best be described as an entrepreneur who had developed a fervent interest in cars as a youngster, and he made a living as a car salesman prior to the Second World War. Upon learning of the acrimony leading up to the conflict, he designed a high speed armored car along with an associate, Harry Miller. It was originally intended for the Dutch, but the deal was never consummated. The American military wasn’t interested in the vehicle, but they were impressed by its gun turret, so the “Tucker Turret” went into production; it was used on PT boats and some aircraft.