Ten years later, Lansing takes a fond look back at Oldsmobile
Car enthusiasts everywhere could mourn the passing of the brand that gave us the Rocket V8, 442 and Cutlass (before General Motors' A-Body line turned into horrible Malaise Era, badge-engineered appliances), but for the people of Lansing, MI, where Oldsmobile production was centered for decades, the brand meant something more.
The Lansing State Journal has a really deep writeup of what Oldsmobile meant – and continues to mean ten years on – to Michigan's state capitol, a city that's been defined as much by its manufacturing operations than by its place as a seat of government. It also shows how the city has thrived since Oldsmobile's closure, becoming an unlikely success story as General Motors continues to invest in the area. It's a must-read, so click over, have a look and then come back and let us know what you think in Comments.
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