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Old 04-06-2005, 10:43 AM   #1
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my dad called me last night to tell me he got a job at the GM proving grounds!!!! he gets to beat the crap out of preproduction cars and then take them apart to see the wear and tear and stuff. he starts today an gm is coming to pick up his tools today. they made him sign a thing to not say anything about the cars but im sure i can get him to tell me a few things.
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That is awesome!! I would like something like that.
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Great!

I grew up in the Milford area. Our neighbor used to be a engineer at the proving grounds. He would always have something new and exciting on the weekend. Typically Corvettes, but he would often times bring home a Tahoe, Cavalier, etc. Anything and everything.

Did you know that the GM owns the airspace above all their proving grounds? They're all no-fly zones.

I imagine all the OEMs do that just to keep proprietary products proprietary... I just know GM does for a fact.
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SSE14U24ME Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:15 am Post subject:

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That is awesome!! I would like something like that.



2nd that!

1993 sle g/f was lookin into an internship w/ gm to design the car interiors i think.

doesn't sound to bad either
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That is awesome!! I would like something like that.



2nd that!

1993 sle g/f was lookin into an internship w/ gm to design the car interiors i think.

doesn't sound to bad either
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I know someone who is doing the same thing for GM. He has an Ag Engineering degree of all things. Well, I don't know him personally, but my old roommate does.
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Man, that would be my dream job.
But it'* hard to do anything automotive wise in engineering without moving up to Michigan. I'll be gradutating in 07, i'm a ME.
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my dad called me last night to tell me he got a job at the GM proving grounds!!!! he gets to beat the crap out of preproduction cars and then take them apart to see the wear and tear and stuff. he starts today an gm is coming to pick up his tools today. they made him sign a thing to not say anything about the cars but im sure i can get him to tell me a few things.
Does he have a degree in anything?
That is my absolute dream job.
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It isn't too hard to see what Gm'* future production cars are going to look like cause 90% of their products are copied off other car companies
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no degree just lots of experience he has been wrenching since he was 16 and he is 43 now soo um 27 years. but he has gone to school alot for his last job with gm which he was the guy the dealership called when they couldnt figure out a problem so he had to know every gm car inside and out. but yeah it would be my dream job too just i couldnt put the cars back together very well. im waiting for him to call tonight but he was saying that today is just a paper work and getting clearence IDs and stuff, but maybe he saw a cool few things that we dont see cuz we cant be in the building.
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