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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=22675
Submitted by: Low-Tech Redneck
Comments: 12  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 05-15-2003
View Stats Category: Off-topic
Description:
Louis Chevrolet. Yes, that Chevrolet.


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#1
5-15-2003 @ 01:30:22 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
A professional bicycle racer and auto mechanic, Louis emmigrated to Canada and then the US in 1900, and by 1905 was winning races. By 1910, he was an established racing star, with a bit of a checkerd past. HIs wild driving style resulted in many crashes that hospitalized him for a period of several years and killed 3 of his mechanics. That year he was hired by GM to build a new car for them, the Chevrolet. But it's over $2,000 price tag made it unaffordable to all but the very wealthy, when GM proposed cutting the price tag to make it more competitive with Ford cars, Louis resigned and sold his stock for peanuts. He would regret the decision, none of his buisness ventures after that succeeded, and he died relatively obscure in 1941

#2
5-15-2003 @ 01:38:40 PM
Posted By : Lebo Reply | Edit | Del
so..............he was named after the company, right?

#3
5-15-2003 @ 01:39:30 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
#2, Yeah, right, really :-)

#4
5-15-2003 @ 01:41:20 PM
Posted By : Lebo Reply | Edit | Del
I bet his parents were Ford owners and wanted to play a really funny joke on him..


:)


#5
5-15-2003 @ 03:36:47 PM
Posted By : kstagger Reply | Edit | Del
See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet ...hm... sounds a little sick now

#6
5-15-2003 @ 03:39:01 PM
Posted By : fordtacomaz Reply | Edit | Del
#5, see the USA [on a road map] in your Chevrolet [while its up on jacks being fixed again].

#7
5-15-2003 @ 03:41:54 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
Looks like Terry Labonte, but chubbier.

#8
5-15-2003 @ 04:58:01 PM
Posted By : Obsidian Reply | Edit | Del
#6, BOO-URNS!!

#9
5-15-2003 @ 05:00:08 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#6, see the Middle East in your KICKASS Chevrolet Lumina...which is actually a rebadged Holden Commodore.

#10
5-15-2003 @ 05:51:16 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
#7, And wearing a bombadier's cap

#11
5-15-2003 @ 09:17:23 PM
Posted By : motopsycho Reply | Edit | Del
so is that a french name?

#12
6-15-2003 @ 01:17:00 AM
Posted By : Adambomb Reply | Edit | Del
hmmm.....The name "Chevrolet" is thought to be a French corruption of "goat's milk."
Goatsmilkmobile?
http://ky.essortment.com/louischevrolet_rdgn.htm


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