Friday, October 31, 2008


If you are over 50, chances are you owned a Chevrolet in your lifetime. My first car was a Chevrolet 1949 wich I purchased used in 1955. If I remember correctly, I had it for app. 2-3 years and changed for another Chevrolet 1956.
The enclosed article wich appeared in La Presse recently on Louis Chevrolet mentions that he lived in Montreal. Born in Switzerland in 1878, he left France in 1900 to live in Montreal and worked as a chauffeur at that time when mechanical knowledge was required. He joined Fiat in 1902 to drive their race cars. His brothers Arthur and Gaston joined him in 1912.and started manufacturing Chevrolet automobiles. He sold his shares in 1933 after having lost everything a he was a poor administrattor. He returned to Detroit and finished his life as a Chevrolet mechanic. Louis Chevrolet died in Florida in 1941 at the age of 63 and is buried in a cemetary in Indianapolis.
My first car


shirleyb-h MSN said...

Wow never knew that Chevrolet was a person - yup first Chevy was a Nova. Moved to Calgary and my own first car was a Ford Lynx hatchback - loved that little zoom zoom - now I have Explorer might switch to Honda Pilot or Toyota Land Cruiser if I can find one here in Calgary.

the lad MSN said...

Guy   There was a guy who lived on Willibrord and he had a early 50's Chevy. Faster he went lounder the radio played...when he slowed down you could hear radio humming...   My mom had a 55 3spd on the column..   Have owned a three of them..   Lad