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Oshawa Classic Car Parade, 1971

Monday, November 26, 2018

The real driving force behind the Motor City

Image: Oshawa Classic Car Parade, 1971

 

News of the GM closure in Oshawa is difficult for our entire community. And that’s because it’s impact is bigger than the business, it’s about the community who built it.

 

This is about a 100+ year relationship with an industry that a city shaped and found pride in and the people, families, and businesses who built themselves around it. Through the good and bad, we made this company a part of our community and our story.

 

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Images: Auto Magic Car Wash, 1950 (left), Royal Visit 1939 – Ches and Irene and Buick, 1939 (right)

This city has shown determination, conviction, and passion, and now it’ll be important to show caring and empathy for one another. As this piece of our history settles it makes room for the growth we’ve shown we’re capable of.

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Images:

The Oshawa Strike, 1937 (left)

General Motors Softball Team, 1925 (right)