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Oldsmobile Club of America National Car Show
Every spring and summer there are vintage car events taking place around the country. Having the opportunity to participate in rallies, car shows and classic car cruises is one of the benefits that goes along with being an avid collectible car enthusiast.
Classic car clubs are behind many of the events that take place, and when it comes to Oldsmobiles the Oldsmobile Club of America is one of the true driving forces. There are chapters all over the country so you can get together with like-minded folks on a regular basis wherever you may reside.
Olds 442: The First Generation
Oldsmobile is a special name in the history of American automobile manufacturing, and it is kind of sad to think that the children of today are growing up without new Oldsmobiles being part of the landscape.
It seems like only yesterday, but the Oldsmobile division of General Motors ceased operation back in 2004 and it is sorely missed by many of us, especially classic Oldsmobile fans.
The good news is that the brand is kept alive by the classics that we all know and love and one of these that holds a very special place in the hearts of classic Oldsmobile fans is the Oldsmobile 442, which was one of the true-school muscle cars.
The Olds F-85
Every classic Oldsmobile fan is well aware of the Oldsmobile Cutlass, and we will be examining the Cutlass from various angles in different posts as we go forward.
However, today we are going to look at the seed from which the Cutlass as we have come to know it emerged.
Back in the late 1950s General Motors started to develop an interest in producing compact cars. A lot of Americans were becoming concerned with economy, and many families were adding a second car. Therefore, there was a demographic niche for downsized vehicles.
1949 Olds Rocket 88: The First Muscle Car?
People who are heavily into classic cars that were built in America love their muscle cars, and when you think about muscle cars certain names come to mind, such as the Olds 442.
Muscle cars are a very cool phenomenon because they were built for speed but traditionally the muscle car was not extraordinarily expensive, so participating in the muscle car scene was something that was not out of the reach of ordinary working people.