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Green Drive Expo
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, Calif.
Sept. 16, 2011
Bob Carter – Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager
This unique facility is an example of automotive contrasts. The Craneway opened in 1932 as a Ford assembly plant, the same year the company introduced the flathead V8. It was a freewheeling time in the auto industry, when there were no emissions regulations and gas was 10 cents a gallon. Total vehicle sales that year were around 920,000.