CEC and GM memorabilia from Tom Gilmore by way of Paul Billion on Dec. 2. 2011. Click ‘here

Note from Dick Amacher on Nov. 29, 2011

Remember these? CEC Ice Scrapper

Note from Ken Leininger on Dec. 1, 2011

Yes, that good ol’e plastic ice scraper that seemed to appear in every CEC test vehicle / company car’s glove box. That email and image sparked a dormant brain cell, and I had to check it out . . . I still have my dad’s ’83 Chevy pickup which for the brave of heart is still a daily driver. And yes, in the glovebox, still in its original unopened white envelope, rests one of these plastic beauties. The envelope has two hole punches which makes me conclude that these were originally delivered to CEC’s fleet as an insert in the vehicle log book.

Paul, we all remember the 1972 CEC open house like it was yesterday – attached are a couple of images of one of the souvenirs from that day. Yes, its kind of beat – I must’ve used it in the garage to hold nuts n bolts.

Note from Tom Smith on Dec. 5, 2011

Thought that you might remember these. The first one is a tool check to get special tools out of the crib (via Elmer during my time!). I think that they originated at Holbrook. The second and third pictures are of a brass stamping made in the CEC shops during an open house in 1983. Not as old as Ken’s ash tray but treasured nonetheless!!

PS – I still have about 4 of those old Chevrolet Engineering ice scrapers!

Tom Smith 

E-mail from Mal Hanson –  August 2011

I had an opportunity to drive a Volt yesterday. GM brought this one over to Chev. Eng. Retiree Club luncheon and board meeting. I believe I was the only one asked to drive out of some 140 attendees. Marie rode with me at the risk to her life!  Mal

Email from Jackie Olinger

As Goes GM’s Pension, So Goes Yours?

Hi: If you like Old Navy aircraft here is a couple of pictures sent to me from my old friend (Stoof driver) pilot and retired navy Captain Jim Shaw… Jackie

August 8th 2009

First, look at WWII pictures. Then at the very end there are photo groups that you can bring up, from the current Tour de France, Gaza battle, etc. They are truly amazing, so take your time.  Hope you enjoy them.

Absolutely incredible. I had no idea such an array of pictures existed.


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