An American icon
About 75 people showed up this morning to attend the Classic Chevy, aka Paige's Chevrolet auction at their historic 40 Dickinson Street location, within hubcap toss of the Dickinson Homestead.
Almost all of them were men dressed in work clothes, similar no doubt to the uniforms once worn by the 17 dedicated employees who are now out of a job.
Crowd gathers round the auctioneer at former Classic Chevrolet
Amherst has lost its last auto dealership and it's unlikely to see another one anytime soon. Just as a supermarket or hardware store will never reappear in the downtown.
Or a phone booth.
Flying Super Extra Gas pump 1960s: When Paige's was in its prime
Parts of the Trade
How to for professionals (before the Internet)
Hills Hat Factory molds, circa 1850s stored in the attic