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Who own's Gratiot Auto Supply?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 4t64rd, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. dreracecar
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
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    dreracecar
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    from so-cal

    For all of us west coasters, how does one pronounce "Gratiot"??
     
  2. dreracecar
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    Just like its spelled
     
  3. Harms Way
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    Grash-hit
     
  4. Deuces
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    I'm not gonna mess with this one...:D:D
     
  5. daddio211
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    Amen! Shit has gotten real old!
     
  6. GregCon
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    GregCon
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    "Everything that you post is negative.
    You must be a lonely bitter man."

    I'll make you a deal, dink. Send me my $900 and I'll be positive and happy. Sounds like a win-win situation. BTW, are you stalking me?
     
  7. Deuces
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Man, lighten up Robert Di Niro!.....:rolleyes::D
     
  8. Muttley
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    Somehow the place seemed much cooler when I thought it pronounced gray-t-ut. The proper pronunciation sounds kind of fruity.
     
  9. tommy
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    I'm an east coaster an I never knew the correct pronunciation. Finally after all these years I know how to say it.:D
     
  10. Deuces
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    Deuces
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    Just say...... Gras-shit..:D
    Simple enough huh??... :)
     
  11. Belchfire8
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    Years ago one of the Detroit T.V. stations got a new talking head for their newscasts. the guy wasn't a native Michigander and the first time he had to pronounce Gratiot he he pronounced it Grat-e-ot. People laughed about that for a long time. The speedshop was named after the road/street it was first located on, Gratiot Ave. Gratiot Ave was named after the Fort that was located in the city I live in, Port Huron, about 60 mile northeast of Detroit. The road ran between the two points and before the expressways was the main road from here to Detroit. The fort was active from about 1812-1879 when it was abandoned and the land was aquired by the city of Port Huron. My house stands on land that was once part of the Fort Gratiot military reseravtion. The township immediately on the north edge of the city is Fort Gratiot Twp. Gratiot Road/Ave still runs from here to Detroit. There is a Gratiot Cruise, much like the Woodward Cruise, but smaller because there was mucho cruising on Gratiot back in the day.
     
  12. Harms Way
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    There were three major cruising roads / "public drag ways" all around Metro Detroit. Woodward, Gratiot & Telegraph,.... For really serious runs we would go to the "Ditch" (Michigan guys know what "The Ditch" is).... I did most of my Cruising & "Testing";) on Telegraph,..... But I was known to frequent "The Ditch", Gratiot, and Woodward fairly often.

    Now back to Gratiot Auto Supply
     
  13. spiderdeville
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    if you call me FRANCIS ..I KILL you
     
  14. craigibc
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    Not according to the Federal government...
     
  15. Deuces
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    Deuces
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    Lighten up FRANCIS!!...:rolleyes:;)
     
  16. 57Custom300
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    Along with Gra-ti-ott, Cadieux (Cad-joo) always got butchered to something like Cad-de-x
     
  17. johnod
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    When did Gratiot go under?
     
  18. Gas mask
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    Hey, I got one of those stickers on my tool box.
     
  19. NINE INCH
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    So, after reading through all this, I think...No harm in printing out a couple decals, and stick em in your window. No Big Deal. Then, we can all see em and remember how cool it was, and smile.:) Anybody who owns any part of the name or logo shouldn't get bent about it. Just Don't Profit From It! All good, lawyers or not. Let it live on.
     
  20. 32coupe
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    32coupe
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    dick forton of comp specs/mhra bought the name and rights
     
  21. 32coupe
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    32coupe
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    from michigan

    hes in saint clair shores mich. fortons mowere repair on harper its in the book
     
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  22. Deuces
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    Deuces
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    I still have the 10 x 3.5" jacket patch that was never used... Might be worth something one of these days...
     
  23. Harms Way
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    Being an employee,... I had the Black nylon jacket with the red & white stripes on it with the big Gratiot Auto Supply patch on the back,.... A number of years ago I gave it to my ol' pal "Gator" who use to work for Hollywood Accessories because he was collecting anything he could on old Detroit Speed Shops.
     
  24. Deuces
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    Deuces
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    I got that patch posted on this thread somewhere... Go back a few pages... ;)
    Click on the thumbnail icon... It's the last one down...
     
  25. plyguy
    Joined: Dec 17, 2010
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    from se mich

    Well lets try this one....any one remember "Cheeta Engr" ? GAS' Header and car building venture.
     
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  26. 32coupe
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    Dick Forton owns the name and rights. He's a Mhra member



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  27. stuck
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    I know him organizes the s.c.s Harper cruise. Been to his shop many times before I moved.
     
  28. stuck
    Joined: Jun 12, 2010
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    stuck
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    from michigan

    Pauly g I think my dad bought your dad's 65?or so red Riviera chrome side pipes. Cragers and custom backseat. You would have to think way back and then some. Bill gave me a few horse stickers years ago recently they were found in a book I saved them in. my son made some cool t-shirts.
     

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