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Old 10 Dec 2012, 05:55 pm
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Looks like the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills Michigan may be closing to the public at the end of the year according to posts on various auto enthusiast forums.

But the auto industry is in a recovery...sure....right...
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Looks like the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills Michigan may be closing to the public at the end of the year according to posts on various auto enthusiast forums.

But the auto industry is in a recovery...sure....right...
Only If you believe the liberals!
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Old 10 Dec 2012, 06:36 pm
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My MOPAR newsletter just came in my email ......

THE WALTER P. CHRYSLER MUSEUM IS CLOSING – From Allpar
The Walter P. Chrysler Museum will merge with The Chrysler Foundation on December 31, 2012.
Its collection of 67 vehicles and displays will be purchased by Chrysler Group LLC, which will
preserve them. The gains from this sale and the Museum Foundation’s remaining funds will be
transferred to The Chrysler Foundation, which supports charitable community activities and
organizations.

The Museum opened to the public on October 5, 1999, around a year after Chrysler Corporation
ceased to exist. Many Chrysler retirees have donated their time to the museum, acting as guides,
restoring vehicles, and raising funds.
The museum lost money in 2010 and 2011; cumulative losses on the museum total nearly $2 million
over the past three years. Museum Foundation president Brian Glowiak wrote, “Chrysler will
continue to share its automobile heritage housed at the Museum with the public during special
exhibitions.”
In a conversation with Allpar, Doreen Wright, the museum’s executive director, said the Cars, Trees
and Traditions exhibition will go on as planned, and the museum will operate relatively normally until
the end of the year. However, programs like Adopt-A-Car, which allowed museum supporters to
sponsor the maintenance and upkeep of the vehicles on display, will have to be discontinued
because of the change in the museum’s status.
The fate of other programs, like the summer movie nights and cruise nights, hasn’t been settled, but
if they continue, there will likely be changes based on the need to use the actual facilities. The
CEMA show has already been relocated from the parking lot to another area on the Chrysler
campus.
Ms. Wright also said there would be some jobs lost with the end of the museum’s operations as a
year-round operation. She noted that a decision has not been made on which positions will be
eliminated or the potential of placement elsewhere in Chrysler.
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Only If you believe the liberals!
And the facts!

I'll reference Fox News (oxymoron) for those who aren't up to factual thinking.

U.S. Auto Industry In Recovery Mode | Fox Business
U.S. Auto Industry on a Hiring Spree | Fox News
On the Job Hunt: Hiring outlook bright for auto industry | Fox News
Romney taking credit for auto industry success | Fox News
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Meanwhile, back to the musuem closing......
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[QUOTE=sanatanadharma;458726]And the facts!

I'll reference Fox News (oxymoron) for those who aren't up to factual thinking.



Just how is the car industry out there in la la land?
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Just how is the car industry out there in la la land?
This is what la la land NASDAQ says:
"General Motors Company ( GM ) saw its best November since 2007. Thanks to the double-digit growth in sales for its Buick and Cadillac brands. But GM was not gratified with the low sales growth, as it has a smaller exposure in the Sandy-hit regions compared to its rivals and its competitors such as Chrysler, Nissan Motors Co. (NSANY) and Ford Motor Co. ( F ) resorted to aggressive incentives to boost sales.

"Ford's sales grew 6.5% to 177,673 vehicles, driven by impressive sales growth of small compact Ford Focus (56%) and pickup truck F-Series (18%). Most notably, the company's small-car sales shot up 76% from November last year. Due to the encouraging sales reports during the year, the company is looking forward to boost its production in 2013.

Chrysler Group -- controlled by Italy's Fiat SpA ( FIATY ) -- came up with its five-year high sales of 122,565 vehicles during the month. The 14% rise in sales was mainly attributable to its Dodge brand, which saw a 32% growth during the month. Most notably, Dodge Journey crossover SUV sales jumped 77% in the month."

Auto Industry: Back to Its Heyday? - Analyst Blog - NASDAQ.com
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Sorry to read of the closing, wish there was a museum like that here. Maybe people just couldn't afford to visit it anymore, who knows?

As for the new car sales figures being up, here new cars are priced at all time lows, with many incentives, they are practically giving some of these cars away, the longer they sit on the lot the cheaper they become, due to the poor economy, so those with good fulltime jobs just buy new, forgo fixing anything up, which could be what's driving the new car numbers up. However, the numbers can't sustain themselves forever with so many people getting laid off and unable to find decent fulltime work. Meanwhile, the rest of us just keep fixing and driving whatever we got...
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The cruise nights and car shows at the Chrysler Museum were well attended but the day to day visitor traffic seemed sparse to me. It's sad to see it close.

Anyway, having been born in Detroit and living in the area all my life and having seen prosperity, let me say that this ain't prosperity.
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The cruise nights and car shows at the Chrysler Museum were well attended but the day to day visitor traffic seemed sparse to me. It's sad to see it close.

Anyway, having been born in Detroit and living in the area all my life and having seen prosperity, let me say that this ain't prosperity.
Some choose to believe what they are told others believe in the reality of what their eyes and wallet tells them. But you really need pockets for that.
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