Today is JETFIRE'S 50th Birthday!

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    JimNoel
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    Hi to all you Turborocketeer’s!
    Thanks for keeping the Jetfire car and name alive and well for 50 years!
    TODAY is the 50th Birthday of the official GM/Oldsmobile introduction to the world! I have attached the original press release to announce the new car, April 20 1962…Jetfire!
    More to come. Keep um BOOSTED up!
    Jim
    (The attachments would not take. Jim has now put the intro press kit on the home page.)

    #7380
    jensenracing77
    Participant

    that’s awesome. is this the day of the press release or the first day it was available to buy. i would like to have mine done by June 18th but i don’t think it can happen right now. June 18th is the day ours was bought new.

    #7381
    perkinsrk
    Participant

    I just posted the press release in an article on the home page of this site. Check it out!

    #7382
    JimNoel
    Participant

    I do believe the first Jetfire cars were not sold until April 20, 1962. The factory had made a couple thousand, in advance, and had shipped to all dealers for the introduction day. At our Oldsmobile dealership in the Minneapolis area, I recall seeing a Jetfire that was covered and hidden in the service area of the dealership in early April of 1962, however, none were put on the sales floor until the 20th. The first sales brochure I saw is attached.
    Jim

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