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The 1927 Buick, a Model 27-47, was purchased in 1961 for 50 dollars. Other than the upholstery and paint, all restoration work was done by Bruno, the owner. The car is powered by a 274 cubic inch, 4.5 liter, 6-cylinder OHV engine that develops 29.4 horsepower.
Moving to the right is a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, powered by a 460+ cubic inch, 7.5 liter, hemi V-8 (525 horsepower) that was originally 426 ci. When new, the car came with a 383 ci, 6.3 l, Magnum V-8 (325 hp), but that engine didn’t have enough power for Ron, the owner, so he replaced it with the big hemi.
Iva’s 1968 VW came from a relative in Alabama and was towed to Michigan where it was brought back to life. The car is stock, except for the bright yellow paint job.
The 1960 Cadillac Sedan de Ville was owned by Mrs. Elva Kirby in Decatur, Illinois. It sat from 1972, when Mrs. Kirby died, until 1987, when it was towed to Michigan and restored by its current owner.
This panorama was taken in the parking lot of the former Emerson School (closed in 1982), where the people pictured first met over 35 years ago.
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.