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History is people

Jim, just a quick note to let you know how much I am enjoying your history lessons. As an old guy who has been drag racing, building street rods, and just plain enjoying the car hobby, I think sometimes we feel we know what happened and how it happened. But your behind the scenes, up and close personal perspective, is a real eye opener. I am learning so much from your narratives about the development of our passion I just can’t believe it. You were one lucky guy to have experienced what you have. Please don’t stop.

Earl Helm
Salt Lake City, Utah

An ocean apart, but it's still Chevy at heart

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Mr. GAVRIIL GAVRILITA, professional driver (since 1929 -19 years old), his photo was found recently (23rd June 2010) in the house by me and it's my grandfather in 28th February 1942. Concerning the ice (frozen mud), it is due to the low temperature during February month. The picture is taken at the opening of the bridge (in the background of the photo ) over Nistru River from Tighina district, at the northeast of Romania, situated at about 550 km from Bucharest.
 
On the back of the photo my Grandfather wrote: "Amintire de la Inaugurarea Podului de peste Nistru din Jud. Tighina- 28 Februarie 1942" ("Memory from the opening of the bridge over Nistru from Tighina district -  28th february 1942")
 
My Grandfather was born in 10th December 1910 in the Chircaesti nearby of Tighina district. In October 1928 he came in the capital of Romania, Bucharest, and subscribed at the school of professional drivers. The specialized courses were ‘til November 1929 when he sustained the exams and obtained the driving license for motorbikes, cars and trucks (A, B, C categories). In 1941 my Grandfather obtained at the same school a diploma of first class engineer mechanic-auto.

My grandfather owned also a Packard (1939)  in '40s-'50s and a Chevrolet (Made in Poland 1939 ) in '70s -'80s.

I offer this photo to all enthusiast ones over the world, lovely from my grandfather from heaven.
 
Greetings from Romania-Bucharest!

Lovely, to the Max Chevy Magazine

Congratulations American Car! 

Iurii Cuzmin
Bucharest, Romania

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