Today for Flashback Friday, we’re going to check out a vehicle that revolutionized the Chevrolet automobile: The 1955 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe. Debuting more than a decade before the iconic 1967 Chevy Camaro Z28 that would go on to capture the heats and minds of speed fans everywhere, the Bel Air changed the image of the Chevrolet brand from staid dependability to the sleek, and attractive (yet still extremely dependable) vehicles that we know today.Read the rest of this entry
GM Canada Today
Now that we’ve learned about the history of GM Canada, it’s time to look at where the company is today and what’s in store for the future. It’s amazing to see how a company started by an axe hand maker has become one of the biggest car brands in Canada. It will be interesting to see where GM Canada today goes from here.
By the time GM Canada celebrated its 30th anniversary, they had produced a million vehicles. Then in 1965, Canada signed the Canada-U.S. Automotive Products Trade Agreement (Autopact) that allowed GM Canada to increase its production capacity. Today GM of Canada is able to produce more than one million units in a single year. It is the ninth largest automobile market in the world. The GM Autoplex in Oshawa is now the center of GM of Canada’s manufacturing operations. The vehicle-manufacturing complex is the largest and most modern in North America. This company just continues to grow and create impressive vehicles.
Exciting changes continue to happen at GM Canada. On December 2, 2014, it was announced that David W. Paterson will become the company’s vice president of corporate and environmental affairs. General Motors of Canada Limited employs more than 9,000 people across the country and is a recognized leader of green manufacturing.
Craig Dunn Motor City is proud to be associated with such an impressive company that is constantly expanding and produces new and exciting vehicles. Check back here often to explore everything related to Chevy, Buick or GMC in Canada. You can even check out the latest new vehicles right here on our website and you can even schedule a test drive if you want to take one of our innovative vehicles for a spin. We look forward to seeing you at Craig Dunn Motor City.