||The Hindsight calendars
are here (hindsight is 2020). OK bad joke, they are here never-the-
less. They were advertised on our Facebook page and we sold
26 within 20 minutes. We had 100 made. 7 went to sponsors and 30 were sent to Steve
in Calgary so if you are there
or in the surrounding area, you can call him (403-244-7007),
then stop-by and pick yours up.
Miranda did a great job at positioning the cars all over the
place and snapping some great shots. This
is a high quality product and it’s a 14 month
calendar with cars from December 2019 and
ending in January 2021. The centerfold is a collage of Oldsmobile
cars from the 26th Rocket Round Up in Olds.
And speaking of the Rocket Round Up, it is also marked on the
calendar in July. So if you want one don’t wait too
long. In the Edmonton area you can pick up
at my place on weekends or after 5:30 pm. Call me if you don’t
know where I live. You can also pay for them on line on the club website. www.oldsclub.ca Each calendar is $15 or $17 if mailed anywhere in North America. When they’re
gone, they’re gone. If we sell out, we may do this again
GM Confirmed that the Oshawa plant is closing. General Motors
bought Sam McLaughlin's car-manufacturing business in Oshawa
in 1918. Four decades later, it built a second plant there
which opened in Nov. 1953. In the 1980s, GM poured billions
of dollars into the facility, transforming it into what the
company called the "autoplex." In 2006, GM built
a new "state-of-the-art" vehicle paint facility
there which it said reduced volatile organic compound (VOC)
emissions by 50 per cent on a per vehicle basis.
has produced everything from sedans to trucks to the Camaro
muscle car. In 2008, it was converted into a flexible manufacturing
facility, which allowed it to make faster switches between
models and assembly lines. During its early years, it produced
Pontiac, Chevrolet and Buick models. With adaptations and
transformations, GM said in February that Oshawa became the
only plant capable of building vehicles from every brand
in the company's portfolio. GM said it was the only assembly
plant in North America capable of building both cars and
trucks in the same facility.
- 4 Buick models,
including the Century and the Regal.
- 13 Chevrolet
models, including the Impala, Camaro and Equinox.
Oldsmobile model, the Cutlass Ciera.
- 6 Pontiac
models, including the Grand Prix and LeMans.
Impala, final assembly of 2018 Light Duty Silverado.
- Cadillac XTS.
- Final assembly of GMC 2018 Light Duty
is interesting to note that GM is closing down
the factory that won the most quality awards than any
other GM plant
in the world.
- Oshawa Assembly has 29 J.D.
Power awards, the most decorated manufacturing
facility. Between 1999 and
2019, it had won more quality and productivity
awards than any other GM plant.
It is with sadness that I mention the passing of Tom Lamont,
member 0773, who past away last summer. Tom was an Oldsmobile
enthusiast with a love for his 1992 Toronado Troféo
and attended the Rocket Round Up as much as he could. We express
our deepest sympathies to Tom’s family and to his partner
Dru Edmiston. She loved joining him at the yearly show in Olds – he
will be missed.
2020 ROCKET ROUND UP IN OLDS
This year’s show will take place on Saturday July 18.
The Mini Art will be handed out to the first 50 (FIFTY) cars
registered, not 75 as previous years. Door prizes (or cash)
will be handed out in order of your registration number. For
example, if you are the 5th person to register a car, you will
pick 5th. If you don’t bring a car, you cannot get a
goodie bag with the mini art and easel and you cannot pick
a door prize. So register early and tune up those Oldsmobiles.
Hope to see you there.