Family Tree by Signe Wilkinson

Family Tree

Comments (6) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    Let’s see – in my lifetime (I will turn 49 on Jan. 28, 2013), we’ve lost:
    Studebaker (1966)
    Rambler (1969)
    AMC (1987)
    Eagle (1999)
    Plymouth (2001)
    Oldsmobile (2004)
    Saturn (2009)
    Pontiac (2010)
    Hummer (2010)
    Mercury (2011).

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    I forgot: Geo (1997), which was the import brand of Chevy. Since Chevrolet’s slogan at the time was “Genuine Chevrolet,” I called Geo cars “fake Chevrolets”!

  3. msowards

    msowards said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    …and a bit before your life time The Ford Edsel (1959)

  4. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    DeSoto
    There was one my old scoutmaster drove. Can’t remember the name

  5. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @msowards

    Also:
    - Crosley – the first company to call one their vehicles a “sport utility” went defunct in 1952.

    Willeys – made cars and “jeeps” until absorbered in Jeep, then Chrysler.

    and Kaiser-Frazier cars made until 1952.

    Those were just a few of the American made cars.

    In our neighborhood in NOVa in the 50’s and 60’s there were a lot of European cars brought back by servicemen:

    In addition to MGs, VWs Volvos, Saabs, Fiats and BMWs, there were Mini Coopers, Austins (Minors and Healeys), Alfa Romeos, a Morgan or two, several DKWs, a Daimler Princess, an Isetta, one Osca, several Elva Couriers, a Lotus Elan and a Siata Spring.
    Funny, I don’t remember anyone owning a Mercades.

    In the 70’s most of the European cars were surplanted by Datsuns, then Toyotas and the rest.

  6. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    So, I still live in NOVa, only a little farther from DC in Loudoun Co.

    The other day I was walking through a parking lot when I spied a Hummer with a Hybrid nameplate attached to it!

  7. Refresh Comments.