Monday, May 18, 2009

Vic George Gets Bad News Twice

Flinn's Journal comments on the local car dealer who wasn't as lucky as Applegate Chevrolet:

"The area GM dealership which got the dreaded letter was Victor George Chevrolet in Lapeer. This was one day after Victor George Chrysler-Jeep got the dreaded letter in Grand Blanc Township. Victor George has been selling cars since 1926! You may remember when Victor George sold Oldsmobiles until GM killed that brand."


  1. My mom was the bookkeeper for Victor George's downtown Flint dealership from about 1940 to 1947, when she married my dad.

    That's all there is to the anecdote...sorry. But, it does make the likely passing into history of the Victor George name a minor event for me.

  2. My dad worked there in the 50's & early 60's in the service dept. It was mainly a Plymouth dealer wasn't it? I remember him driving State Police cruisers (Plymouth Fury) home once in a while to road test them after they were in for repairs.


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