2013 Toronado - Aurora Chapter Meeting July 26, 2013
at Oldsmobile Club National Show
What more can you say about this superb vehicle that was named 1966 Car of the Year (by Motor Trend) and went on to achieve so many accolades and awards from journalists, engineers and Oldsmobile aficionados? That was (and is) the OLDSMOBILE TORONADO, quite simply a stand out car of its era. For the first year there was NO OTHER domestic automobile anything like it and, when there was (in the 1967 Cadillac Eldorado), it was a shared platform between GM divisions. Even today this amazing automobile has stood the rigorous test of time. It still looks as fresh and modern as it did in October 1965 on the launch dates across the USA. It embodies styling flourishes and design cues that took years to perfect and even today there are new cars that borrow these elements! If you check out the latest Buick Riviera concept you will see the long and graceful sloping hood, the short rear quarters along with the monstrous and powerful wheel well contours. Makes you wish GM would get it right again and reintroduce the Oldsmobile Toronado, a machine that towers over most other cars from the last forty five years!