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Corvette Today Podcast With Morgan Crosbie: A Canadian Perspective

Corvettes are sold all around the world.  But on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY, you'll get a Corvette perspective based upon "The Great White North.”
Morgan Crosbie is a Corvette Specialist at Finch Chevrolet in London, Ontario, Canada.  Morgan talks with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, and tells you what it's like to buy and sell Corvettes in Canada.
You'll also learn about Morgan's hugely successful YouTube channel, Cars and Crosbie along with all his other social media where he posts Corvette content. Get the Canadian view of Corvette on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY!

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Armored Presidential Limousine History

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  • Armored Presidential Limousine History

    Exciting piece of history I sure never knew about. Thanks to our forum friend Marc NY for bringing it to our attention.

    Hours after Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, the Secret Service found themselves in a bind.
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was to give his Day of Infamy speech to Congress on Monday,and although the trip from the White House to Capitol Hill was short, agents weren't sure how to transport him safely.
    At the time, Federal Law prohibited buying any cars that cost more than $750, so they would
    have to get clearance from Congress to do that, and nobody had time for that.
    One of the Secret Service members, however, discovered that the US Treasury had seized thebulletproof car that mobster Al Capone owned when he was sent to jail in 1931.
    They cleaned it, made sure it was running perfectly and had it ready for the President the next day.

    Al Capone's 1928 Cadillac V-8 "Al Capone" Town Sedan became the President's Limo in December 1941.

    Mechanics are said to have cleaned and checked each feature of the Caddy well into the night ofDecember 7th, to make sure that it would run properly the next day for the Commander in Chief.
    And run properly it did. It had been painted black and green to look identical to Chicago's
    police cars at the time.
    To top it off, the gangster's 1928 Cadillac Town Sedan had 3,000 pounds of armor and inch-thickbulletproof windows.

    It also had a specially installed siren and flashing lights hidden behind the grille, along with a policescanner radio
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