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OT: It is with Great Sadness........

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    It is with great sadness…….

    For all of you car people, especially for those of you in California, It is with great sadness that we convey this message:

    Cal Worthington Dies

    Anyone who grew up in Southern California in the 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s no doubt at one time was urged to “Go See Cal.” Cal Worthington became an extremely well-known pitchman for his empire of new car dealerships that were most famous for his “My dog, Spot” commercials featuring all kinds of animals – from hippos to tigers and even Shamu the killer whale ( Orca whale ) – all kinds of animals except a dog. Cal’s “Spot” commercials helped make him of the best-known television pitchmen in car dealer history. Jim Donnelly interviewed Cal in HCC # 35 where Cal recalls his time leaving Oklahoma, moving to California and becoming a B-17 pilot. After the war, he established a chain of 29 dealerships from Phoenix to California and stretching as far north as Anchorage. Cal passed away in September at the age of 92. (Text in bold borrowed from Hemmings Classic Car, December 2013 issue, page 8)

    Rest in Peace, Cal. ( We’ll seeya there……. )
    All Together Now..... Everybody.......

  • #2
    I remember those catchy ads.
    It's all part of life's rich tapestry.


    • #3
      November 27, 1920 - September 8, 2013 RIP


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