Fine Lines: Olds Rocket 88
FineLines Nov 2, 2015


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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.


It was more by accident than design that General Motors’ Oldsmobile brand gave birth to the modern-era high-performance automobile.
Its red-hot “Rocket”-V8-powered 88 model became the spark that would eventually spread like a brush fire throughout the land.
In the late 1940s, engines with two banks of four cylinders angled outward from a central crankshaft to form a “V” were nothing new. Cadillac developed the first mass-produced V8 in 1915 and Ford introduced its “flathead” V8 17 years later in 1932.

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