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Milestone car wins $50 for Chevy driver
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated March 8, 1962 partially reads, "An unsuspecting plant driver was the subject of some special attention Wednesday at the Van Nuys Chevrolet plant. He drove the one-and-one half millionth Chevrolet out of the plant. And for performing what he considered to be a routine chore, driver Francis Hobart, 25, Van Nuys, received a crisp new $50 bill as a reward. Plant manager Harry Prentice flagged Hobart down as he drove the white Belair sedan off from the assembly line and made the presentation. A throng of photographers crowded around. Flash bulbs popped, and an historic milestone was recorded."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
General Motors Corporation.--Chevrolet Motor Division
General Motors Corporation.--Chevrolet Motor Division--Employees
General Motors Corporation.--Chevrolet Motor Division--Anniversaries, etc
Automobile industry and trade--California--Los Angeles
Money--California--Los Angeles
Awards--California--Los Angeles
Award winners--California--Los Angeles
Automobile industry workers--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Chevrolet automobile
Men--California--Los Angeles
Handshaking--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Automobile factories--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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