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BANDIT-STYLE TRANS AM TO BE AUCTIONED

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Burt Reynolds with one of his cars to go up for auction.

(FoxNews) – The man with what seems to be an endless store of Pontiac Firebird
Trans Ams modeled like the one in the 1977 hit movie “Smokey and the Bandit,”
Burt Reynolds, the Bandit himself, will be present for the auction of a 1978
example at the upcoming Barrett Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This will be Reynolds’ fourth Bandit-style Trans Am going under the hammer in
recent years. The phenomenon kicked off in 2014 when an original “Smokey
and the Bandit” promo car sold for $450,000. It was followed a year later by
the sale of a “tribute” car owned by Reynolds for only a year for $170,000 and
finally in 2016 the actor brought out another movie promo car that ended up
fetching $550,000.

 

 

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1977  (Burt will be 81 February 11)

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PONTIAC FOR 1948 ~ YOU CAN’T BEAT IT!

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COMPANY FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1925



Walter P. Chrysler, founder of the Chrysler Corporation with the
original 1924 Chrysler Six.

The Chrysler Corporation was founded out of what remained of the Maxwell Motor Company. Chrysler greatly expanded in 1928, when it acquired the Fargo truck
company and the Dodge Brothers Company and began selling vehicles under
those brands; that same year it also established the Plymouth and DeSoto
automobile brands.


Walter Chrysler,Time Magazine’s Man of the Year – 1928.


1931

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IT WAS A CAR AHEAD OF IT’S TIME!

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HISTORIC BUILDING CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

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 Cotillion Hall at 1332  W Burnside Street   

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  Crystal Ballroom today                                                                From Wikipedia

 

Crystal Ballroom (above), originally built as Cotillion Hall, is a historic building in
Portland, Oregon. Cotillion Hall was built January 21, 1914 as a ballroom, and
dance revivals were held there through the Great Depression. Starting in the
1960s, the hall has also been host to many popular pop, rock, folk, blues and
jazz artists, as well as beat poetry and other entertainment.  

It was originally owned by Montrose Ringler who lost the ballroom in the early
1920s. Dad Watson then bought the building in the mid-1920s, when mostly
square dances were held during that time. After Watson’s death in the 1930s,
Ralph Farrier bought the ballroom and renamed it the Crystal Ballroom. The
venue continued hosting square dances through the 1950s.

In the early 1960s new acts were brought in, such as gypsy brass bands and
R&B performers, such as James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and Ike & Tina Turner.

In 1967, largely psychedelic acts such as the Grateful Dead performed in the
ballroom. This was cut short in 1968, due to concerns about what such music
was doing to the youth of Portland.

From the 1970s through the mid-1990s, the ballroom was not used for any public
events. In 1979, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
as Cotillion Hall.

 

 

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