Lordstown: America’s Quality Team

First Car

A new weekly segment here on mahoninghistory.org will feature video from the Business & Media Archives collection.

Media Mondays will include flashbacks from the past 60 years of Mahoning Valley history, which lives on film and videotape.

The first video is a marketing piece called Lordstown: America’s Quality Team from General motors featuring the plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

First CarGeneral Motors dates back to September 29, 1964, in the Valley, when ground was broken for a $100 million dollar assembly plant.  Nineteen months later, on April 28, 1966, the first vehicle, a 1966 Chevrolet Impala sport sedan, was produced.  During the first four years of operation the plant produced the full-size Chevrolets and the Pontiac Firebirds.

This piece was produced in the 1980’s, so some of the faces might look familiar –   Enjoy this blast from the past!