Am I the only one who recalls the legend of Cadillac Annie? She was a hooker who worked Dort Hwy in the 80's and would only make "dates" with drivers of that luxury marque.
Gordie,Are you still posting on Facebook? Haven't seen any updated posts lately.
Wasn't "Cadillac Annie" a song by Jim Stafford, Jeff?Yippee yi yay,Cadillac Annie,Any boy who droveAn Eldorado was her daddy,Yippee yi yay,Cadillac Annie
Speaking of vistas of Flint -- Dort Hwy from Robert T north to Davison is a complete shock to see. James Lumber and the Klock Korner are faded memories of a once vibrant business community in Flint and not seeing AC Spark Plug north of these two business on Dort Hwy is little unsettling for one who remembers what that area use to look like.
Spandex, bandanas, hairspray and groupies - all of it in excess. That's the bygone era of eighties metal bands at Contos. Did I mention heavy make-up and underage drinking?
Maybe that's where she got her nickname, MAWL.
I still live in Flint most of the time but seeing Klock Korner empty, in particular, really makes me melancholy -- that was such a whimsical, feisty little shop. I mean really, couldn't somebody make a cute neighborhood bar out of it?
Didn't Contos' also sell used cars there on Dort? I think I bought my first car...a 74 Olds Cutlass, powder blue with white landau top...from Contos.
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.