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AC Delco, an automtoive parts supplier and repair shop, is a division of General Motors. General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is the worlds largest automaker and has been the global industry sales leader for 75 years. ...


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In 1899, Albert Champion, a French bike racer, moved to America. He made his own spark plugs and sold them. In 1908 he joined the Buick Motor Company, with the AC spark plug division. In 1916 it became part of the General United Motors when it bought Buick, and then merged with Chevrolet to become General Motors. The spark plugs were later used in 1927 for Charles A. Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, then in 1932 for Amelia Earhart's transatlantic solo flight. In 1935 General Motors Parts Division forms. In 1974 the AC Delco Division. In 1997 AC Delco sponsor the Nascar Busch Series driver Steve Park. In 1999 Dale Earnhardt Inc takes over, and AC Declo sponsors Dale Earnhardt Jr becomes driver. United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... This article or section should include material from Spark gap A spark plug is an electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of some internal combustion engines and ignites compressed aerosol gasoline by means of an electric spark. ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States and China by General Motors. ... Chevrolet (Shev-ro-LAY — French origin), (colloquially Chev or Chevy) , is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is the worlds largest automaker and has been the global industry sales leader for 75 years. ... Charles Lindbergh with the Spirit of St. ... Amelia Earhart (1897-1937?) Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – missing as of July 2, 1937), daughter of Edwin and Amy Earhart, was an American aviator and noted early female pilot who mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during a circumnavigational flight in 1937. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... Steve Park is a Korean-American comedian. ... Dale Earnhardt, Inc. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. ...


Today

AC Delco is a large parts suplier and sponsors the #2 Nascar Busch Series car. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel...


 
 

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