‘Main Street Drag’ Cruises Into Collegeville

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

COLLEGEVILLE, PA — It doesn’t matter if it’s a souped-up ’66 Mustang or a factory stock ’75 Corvette, every car will have a story to tell at the 15th Annual “Main Street Drag” on Sunday.

And you can bet that on the day when Collegeville turns into the horsepower capital of Montgomery County, drawing thousands of gearheads and even casual car buffs into town, all car owners exhibiting their prize metal will be happy to share every last personal historical detail with the crowds.

Many of the gleaming sculptures of automotive grace and symmetry lined up on Main Street from Third to Ninth avenues will be accustomed to the bumper-to-bumper glory.

But some, like Al Brooks’ red ’66 Chevy II Nova SS with black interior, will have been coaxed out of their garages and jump-started into the limelight.

Read more: http://www.timesherald.com/general-news/20140807/main-street-drag-cruises-into-collegeville

Wheels In Motion For Revitalization Of Empty Dames Chevrolet Building

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

POTTSTOWN – An empty High Street building will be returning to life over the summer.

Wheels in Motion Inc., an auto repair/body shop with two Pottstown locations, has announced that it has purchased the site of the former Dames Chevrolet dealership at 525 High St. and will consolidate its business into one location.  The building has been empty since the dealership closed in 2008.

Nick Yannessa, vice president of Wheels in Motion, said combining their services in one location will allow them to better serve the needs of customers.  He expects the new location to be easier for customers to find, and may also result in new customers.

“It’s going to be more convenient for our customers because they’ll be able to get all of their services done in one location – under one roof.  And it is High Street, so maybe people will walk around, or go get some food while they wait for their cars.”

Read more:  http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/wheels-motion-revitalization-empty-dames-chevrolet-building/1

Toyota Returns To Number 1 In Global Auto Sales

TOKYO — Toyota Motor sold a record 9.75 million vehicles last year, according to an official tally released Monday, roaring past General Motors and Volkswagen to reclaim its title as the world’s top automaker in 2012.

General Motors, which held the top spot in 2011, mustered 9.29 million vehicles in global sales last year.  The U.S. company had been the top-selling automaker for decades before losing its lead to Toyota in 2008.

Volkswagen sold 9.1 million vehicles last year, a record for the German automaker, which has expanded its presence in emerging markets.  VW also outsold Toyota in 2011.

Read more:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/business/global/toyota-returns-to-no-1-in-global-auto-sales.html?hp&_r=0

Saturn To Go The Way Of Oldsmobile And Pontiac

Looks like Saturn will be the third GM car brand to disappear.  According to news sources, GM was unable to strike a deal with Penske to buy Saturn and production of the Saturn line will stop in the very near future.  The good news is the plants that manufacture Saturns also manufacture other GM brands and those jobs will be preserved!