: persons connected with car brands



fleetwood76
08-01-07, 04:58 PM
Hello!

On my way home from a car meet tonight I sat and thought about what persons, who, I related to different car brands and of coarse I thought about Cadillac first.

The persons i could think of was.

Henry M Leland of coarse as the founder.

Elvis P for all his Cadillacs and the last trip with all the white Cadillacs.

Hank Williams sr for his death in the backseat of a Cadillac at age only 29.:alchi:


Then Lincoln.

I think of Henry M Leland here to, as the founder of lincoln to.

The one i think is most related to lincoln for me must be John F kennedy.


Porsche.
James Dean.


Strange that murders or other accidents have such a big part of how I relate people to different car brands.


Please share your's "people connections" that you think of when you think of a car brand.
It may bee close people as relatives, or artists, or persons in the industri or whom ever you connect to a certaint brand

Others brands i think of is.

Mercedes diesel- My Father, The car of my childhood. MB 220 D D as in dead(slow)

Opel Kadett- My grand mothers last car. The car rusted faster then she drove.


Jolle.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-01-07, 05:59 PM
Earnhardts-Chevrolet.
Keith Richards- Bentley
Satan- Acura
Dustin Hoffman- Alfa Romeo


more to come later

fleetwood76
08-01-07, 06:21 PM
Thanks for your list so far.

please explain Dustin Hoffman - Alfa Romeo for me, I here in Sweden did't know of that connection at all.


jolle

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-01-07, 06:35 PM
Dustin Hoffman starred in a movie when he was younger called "The Graduate", in which his character drove around in a late '60s Alfa Romeo Spyder...pretty famous movie actually.

gdwriter
08-02-07, 01:07 AM
Ricardo Montalban: Chrysler Cordoba (http://en.sevenload.com/videos/3QWfA7m/Chrysler-Cordoba-commercial-with-Ricardo-Montalban)

fleetwood76
08-02-07, 04:16 AM
Dustin Hoffman starred in a movie when he was younger called "The Graduate", in which his character drove around in a late '60s Alfa Romeo Spyder...pretty famous movie actually.

Oh Yes, now I remember, Thats the "Mrs Robinsson" movie, right.



jolle.

EcSTSatic
08-02-07, 10:48 AM
Dustin Hoffman starred in a movie when he was younger called "The Graduate", in which his character drove around in a late '60s Alfa Romeo Spyder...pretty famous movie actually.

A 1966 Alfa Romeo Spyder 1600 "Duetto" to be exact.

Clint Eastwood - Pink Cadillac
Paul Newman - Z series Nissan
Christopher Lloyd - DeLorean
John DeLorean - Mustang
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Hummer
Jay Leno - everything!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-02-07, 11:48 AM
Robert Deniro: 79-85 Eldorados or really any Cadillac of that vintage

dkozloski
08-02-07, 01:06 PM
Jack Benny and his Maxwell.
Gary Cooper had the most beautiful Duesenberg ever made.
Marshall Teague and his Hudson Hornet
Jim Rockford's Pontiac, James Garner was a great driver. See "Grand Prix".
Steve McQueen and the "Bullitt" Mustang, McQueen was a great driver also.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-02-07, 03:18 PM
Oh I hate to say this, but Hitler and the old Benzes.

fleetwood76
08-02-07, 03:53 PM
Oh I hate to say this, but Hitler and the old Benzes.

Yes, the luxury and expensive benzes, but also the WV type 1 beatle.



jolle

malcolm
08-02-07, 03:59 PM
Who could forget 007 Sir Sean Connery's Aston Martin. Maybe I'm showing my age but that was a big deal in 1964


James Bond drove an Aston Martin DB5, in the 1964 film Goldfinger.

dkozloski
08-02-07, 04:04 PM
Hans Stuck, Walter Rohrl, and Audi
Mark Donahue and Camaro
Max and Ina Balchowsky and "Old Yeller"
Stirling Moss and Jaguar