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August 11 Issue

As usual I learned some things about Allante headlights and some more about Canadian cars.  I agree Recaro seats look pretty but are nothing like the Caddilac "couches" in the Devilles Ha Ha.

I rode Swiss Air to Switzerland a few years back and that plane had seats made by Recaro.  It was a hard long flight.

As a kid I grew up in Massachusetts and we visited Canada back in the mid 60's and was amazed at the different Canadian models and their names but I never knew about why the existed and why they had "weird" names.  I was especially amazed that there were really no Fords at the time, just Mercurys.  I always wanted a M-100 the Canadian version of the Ford F-100.  I never got one and now they are oh so expensive.

Another bit of information that I've learned was that the Canadian Pontiac full size cars such as the Parisianne (spelling?) was actually the equivalant of the Catalina/Bonneville had a Chevrolet frame/chassis and drive train.  No wide tracks in Canada or Pontiac engines.  By the late 60's apparently that all changed.

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When one stops and thinks about it, it is really an interesting phenomenon.  We Americans think we rule the world, which of course we do not!  Canadians have a mind, taste, and way of doing things all their own.

I have always been partial to the early Chevelles.  Having seen the Acadian Beaumont, I am even more partial to it, I must say.  It seems to combine the best of both the Chevelle and the GTO?

On the subject of Americans, as that generic term is used, does it not also encompass Canadians?  After all, they do occupy a rather large portion of the N. American continent?



Dave Yaros
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1955 Cadillac Coupé de Ville
1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Conv
1992 Cadillac Allanté

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