Monday, August 22, 2011

Nickey, Nickey, Nickey....

Nickey Chicago by William 74
Nickey Chicago, a photo by William 74 on Flickr.
....with the backwards K!

Established in the 1920's, Nickey Chevrolet was a legendary Chicago area dealership, and one of the first to specialize in high performance cars. Nickey ran a series of ever-faster Corvettes, all dubbed the "Purple People Eater", as well as acquiring one of the beautiful, fast RAI Scarabs. Eventually, they got into the super-muscle-car scene, using GM's infamous COPO ordering scheme to get big block Camaros and Chevelles. Though Nickey Chevrolet closed it's doors in the seventies, the name lives on, building high performance versions of Chevrolet's newest Camaro.

Fun fact-the Vinegaroon (I don't know what it means either) is a Genie Can-Am car, and was originally owned by Dan Blocker. Yep, that Dan Blocker.

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