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Old 10-08-11, 23:20
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Default David Hayward's Automotive History website

My new website has SOME Canadian history on it...it's a work in progress but have a look anyway please! There's a lot more to upload I can assure you!

http://gmhistory.chevytalk.org

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Old 11-08-11, 00:03
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Congratulations
Site is looking good
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Old 11-08-11, 00:12
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Well done. Nice layout.

Very professional.

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Old 11-08-11, 00:40
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Well done, love the history lessons keep it going
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Old 11-08-11, 04:12
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So much to read there David . Well done .

Billy Durant ... what a character and the father of the GM setup


Reading the link with the BUICK engine and OPEL reminds of a visit to a chap in Melbourne who had a beautiful BUICK Marquette 2 door coupe in his Garage . He also owned a vintage VELIE car he had bought in the 1950's .
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Old 11-08-11, 14:28
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Hi David

Only had a short time this morning to take a look at your new site, had to get out and work on the trucks. But from a quick look I suspect I'll spend a good bit of time reading and enjoying.

My wife will probably reading through it as well her father was with GM from the 20s into 50s so GM History of that period is interest to Margaret as well.

Cheers and keep up the good work.

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I am looking into the operations of GM India, and while searching I found back the website of the late David Hayward. It is utterly informative and worthy of bringing it back to your attention

"David Hayward's Automotive History - This site has been established in order to publish various Working Papers for general study and comment on automotive history."

http://gmhistory.chevytalk.org/

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Default So much to learn so little time.....

Ten years already...... but not forgotten...

Hanno how can a reader save this copyrighted document for more leisurely reading.........

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Researching General Motors Near East SA in Egypt, one comes across some interesting snippets.

The General Motors Near East SA logo:
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Correspondences between Mehmet Ali Alevli And General Motors Near East S.A. about the delivery of 40 trucks to Egypt in 1944:
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Old 27-12-22, 00:48
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Hi Hanno

The letter of August 44 ...... does it in any way relate to the strange acquisition of the first 40 trucks for the LRDG...... or late replacements for them.....

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Hanno - would you say above logo was still in use in 1939/40? I also note that their address had changed apparently between 1940 and 1944.
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Old 28-12-22, 10:05
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The letter of August 44 ...... does it in any way relate to the strange acquisition of the first 40 trucks for the LRDG...... or late replacements for them.....
Hi Bob, by 1944 the LRDG was no longer active in North Africa, as far as I can tell.

Anyhow, by 1944 any trucks destined for miltary service were not sold through a distributor who wanted to set up his own business (see the link to the files for the ongoing dispute). No doubt these were for civilian/ local use.
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Hanno - would you say above logo was still in use in 1939/40? I also note that their address had changed apparently between 1940 and 1944.
The source (now added to the post) writes: "A report in 1931, observed, regarding the trademark shown in Figure 5, that [t]he General Motors Near East mark contains quite a good idea. In the foreground is a motor truck. Behind, are two oxen ploughing, and in the background, the God Ra himself (Palestine Bulletin 1931)."

I reckon the 1930s logo was still in use by 1939/1940.
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