|The 2003 Cadillac Sixteen - giant and pretty amazing - my arms, spread, are around 6 feet|
|The 1931 version - V16, the lower large headlights turn when you turn the steering wheel!|
The Heritage Center basically manages GM’s history – besides a fleet of ~450 cars (only a selection are shown at one time), they also have more of a standard library of old advertisements, manuals, photos, etc. We spent basically the entire time in the warehouse/garage space where all the cars were though, looking at everything from 1900s to 2000s as well as quite a number of concept cars that never made it to production. After seeing a video earlier in the internship of a 1959 car crashing head on into a 2009 car, I will never have an antique for my daily driver. Those cars were definitely cool, but much more suited for art than commuting.
There were more cool cars, but I wasn't sure when to stop :-)
|An experimental 1987 Oldsmobile, yes, Oldsmobile, that could go over 290 MPH in a straight line and came in a twin turbo version with 1000 HP|
|A 1938 Buick Concept estimated to be worth $20M, not only because it's rare just because it wasn't scrapped for WWII, but also because it had an automatic transmission - 3 years before it was available in vehicles for sale|
|Unfortunately, this is blurry, but the 1969 512 Gasoline Experimental is pretty much the opposite of the Cadillac Sixteen - seems like a good alternative to a golf cart|
For Thanksgiving, I flew back to Massachusetts and so I saw my family for the second time in less than a month. It was nice. I slept in, ate well and gave and received a large number of hugs! In addition to spending time with my immediate and extended family, I was invited to an east coast party/reception for one of my high school friends who got married in August in Seattle. Hooray!
Flew back to Michigan on Sunday, came to work and gave my final presentation on Monday even though I have three weeks left. Interns and co-ops always present at the staff meeting of someone one level above their boss and so it worked out that Monday was when the Executive Director’s staff meeting was. There was little guarantee of good attendance at the December one, so we figured I’d just do it now. One step closer to the next phase of things.