History of Buick Design GM General Motors Flagship
It's A Buick, I have seen a few Nice Buick Woodies... History of Buick Design GM General Motors Flagship From the early days of William Durant and Walter Marr to current overseas success, Buick has been at the forefront of automotive design. With groundbreaking features, the line was one of the driving forces behind the creation of General Motors. Now, a hundred years later, Buick is set to make an impact with the premiere of the 2010 Buick LaCrosse.
Revisiting the past to debut the future, GM's current head of design, Ed Welburn, gives us a tour of Buick's history discussing the first ever concept car and some of the key design elements over the last century.
In the first of a two part web series, Welburn not only takes you through the past but also explores the future, showing how the history culminates in the design of Buick's latest offering.
2010 GM Spark mini car Breaking Auto News NAIAS GM
Breaking Auto News NAIAS GM 17 New Cars of the Future Detroit Motor Show NAIAS GM General Motors Bailout Cars for the Future Showcases 17 New Cars Detroit Motor Show 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, 2010 Cadillac SRX, 2010 Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac Converj 2010 Cadillac CTS Sports Wagon Chevrolet Spark 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Bob Lutz, GM Vice Chairman Rick Wagoner, GM Chairman CEO [11-Jan-2009] General Motors opened the North American International Auto Show with a road rally of 17 new and upcoming cars and crossovers including four global premieres that underscores GM's ongoing commitment to compelling design, fuel efficiency and advanced technology. In addition to the four world premieres the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, 2010 Cadillac SRX, 2010 Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac Converj concept Chevrolet announced it will produce and bring to the U.S. the fuel-efficient Spark four-door mini car and seven-seat Orlando multi-purpose vehicle. The Cadillac Converj concept propels Cadillac's design into the future of luxury driving. Available video includes footage of the various concepts and models, as well as soundbites from CEO Rick Wagoner and Gov. Granholm.
GM 2010 Camaro Restores Confidence in The Auto Bailout
Sin City GM General Motors 2010 Camaro Restores Confidence in The Auto BailoutThe SEMA Show is the premier automotive trade event in the world and draws the industry's hottest automotive stars to Sin City. As one of this year's highlights, Chevrolet will introduce four new concept cars based on the 2010 Camaro. The concepts join regular-production and accessorized models, along with a dream collection of vintage Camaros, including rare COPO, Indy Pace Car and early Z28 models, marking the introduction the re-born sports car. Each of the concepts represents a different interpretation of performance, styling and personalization possibilities, from high-performance to street-savvy customizing. The accessories allow customers to personalize their vehicle with components that are designed, tested and warranted to the same standards as the Camaro itself.
In addition to the concept and classic Camaros, a production 2010 model showed off the range of appearance, performance and convenience accessories that will be available when the car hits the street early next year. The Camaro is the official car of the 2008 SEMA show.
Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History Channel's archive. Here is their description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men, William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for the largest company in the world."
1958 3 of 3 Chrysler-GM-Ford Comparative Test in Color!
Chrysler 1958 cars compete with GM and Ford in this intensive road test filmed in color.
Producer: Chrysler Corp.
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Invention of the Automobile documentary clip
This is a clip from a documentary that aired in the late 1990's and may prove helpful to people who don't really understand where the car originated from. The documentary leaves out some key milestones, like the first 3-wheeled Diamler of the late 1800's, but is accurate overall. There's also a section on horse and carriage traffic and the start of the used car business.
I do not claim any ownership over the copyrights to this video. It was recorded off the TV around 1995 and I have not seen it anywhere since, so I thought I would share it with the world. This video has not been monetized and therefore I am not earning revenue from it.
Buick Club of America 2008 Homecoming in Flint, MI
This video contains footage taken on July 18, 2008 at the Buick Club of America's Homecoming at the Sloan Museum. This event celebrated the 100th anniversary of General Motors and Buick's 105th anniversary. There is also some footage of our trip to and from the event in a 1934 Buick.
Chevy Truck History
Chevy trucks have a long and rich history, as I found out after touring the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Mich., with HC manager Greg Wallace.
The Buick Gallery & Research Center
If you like Buicks, this small and little known museum in Flint, Michigan will "Turn You On". An interesting collection of Buick antiques, classics, experimentals and other collectibles. Also, some little-known brands, such as the Little, the Monroe, the Marquette, the McLaughlin and the Whiting. Located right next to the Sloan Museum.
Legend of Buick - Part 1 (1998)
Here's a great video produced in 1998 by General Motors Communications Support Group for Buick Communications. Written and directed by author/biographer Lawrence R. Gustin (one of the very few writers active today who extensively interviewed people close to the founder of General Motors, William Durant, and who also has a very rich background in researching and presenting Buick history), this video presents a detailed walk through the history of Buick from its early roots with David Dunbar Buick, all the way through to the late 90s. Narrated by Bill Harris, you'll enjoy a wide collection of Buick memorabilia including photos, newspaper articles, and film clips. (Video is presented in two parts.)
1919 Buick First start since 1952
This is the first startup of this 1919 buick six roadster that had been sitting in a barn in ohio since 1952. It was parked there with a bad differential. My boss bought it on Ebay and i gently disassembled the engine, cleaned out the 50+ year old oil, freed up the piston rings and put it back together. I had to substitute a newer coil to get a strong spark and had manually filled the float bowl of the carburetor. No fuel pump was hooked up or water in the engine hence the short run time. This is a very cool early overhead valve engine with an aluminum crankcase,cast iron cylinder block, roller tappets, exposed valvetrain, zero gap piston rings, and electric start. This car had about 14,000 miles on the odometer. Enjoy the video! Check out my other video/slide show for engine disassembly pictures.
Buick Blackhawk built by Advanced Automotive Technlogies
Designed and built for General Motors by Advanced Automotive Technologies ( www.aatcars.com ) to emphasize Buicks heritage of distictive design and outstanding power, celebrating Buicks 100 year anniversary. Footage courtesy of Autoweek Magazine.