Sunday, January 25, 2009

Flint Artifacts: Vern Parsell Nameplate


UPDATE: John said...

Do you know those little confectionery chocolate drops with tiny white candies embedded on the top? They're called "nonpareils." But in my family, they are called Vern Parsells.


6 comments:

  1. Do you know those little confectionery chocolate drops with tiny white can candies embedded on the top? They're called "nonpareils." But in my family, they are called Vern Parsells....

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  2. Vern was a friend of mine. May have been one of the best promoters in the car business. His early use of TV was far ahead of it's time. I will always fondly remember "The 'ole Ringmaster"!

    I was there when his family spread his ashes in the pond at #18 at Warwick Hills. Warwick, The Buick Open and Vern Parsell should always be said together.

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  3. I always liked it because my granfather's name was Vern.

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  4. Würstside WarlørdJanuary 26, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Big 3 dealerships of days yore...

    Slivka Buick
    MacGillilvray Buick
    Blain Buick
    Parsell Buick
    Eastside Buick

    Knickerbocker Oldsmobile

    Summerfield Chevrolet

    Bennett Ford
    Graff Ford

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  5. To add to Würstside Warlørd's list: Applegate Chevrolet. I bought my first new car there in 1969 for $1,100.00 using a credit coupon book at 1.5% interest. A 1970 Vega. I lived 2 miles away but I think the Vega started rusting out before I was 1/2 way home. I learned early to hate GM but I learned it too slowly. I bought 5 more Cevy models and 1 Olds before I woke up and went Japanese in 1984. I wish as part of the bailout, they would have to return with interest all the money I wasted.

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  6. Does anyone remember when Blain Buick offered special Century and Regals in the spring of '74, 75' & '76...special paint colors like pink or lilac? All of them had special flowered landau tops? Flowered like your mom's shelf paper or the vinyl cushions on your glider? I was in flint last week, drove the length of Clio Road and thought about those landau tops...

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