Flashback Friday: 1994 Saturn Cycling Calendar

Flashback Friday: 1994 Saturn Cycling Calendar

Saturn has long been a big proponent of an active lifestyle. Today, you'll find Saturn supporting marathons all over the country, but years ago Saturn sponsored a cycling team. According to the 1994 Saturn Cycling Calendar (cover pictured above), the team originally "came together in 1992" and was made up of "a collection of young amateur cyclists from around the country." By then end of their first year in competition, the team "competed in more than 100 races and compiled 53 wins." They also won the prestigious National Road Race Championship and the National Criterium Championship. Two members of the team even qualified and rode for the 1992 U.S. Cycling Team. In 1993, the team "turned pro," but that didn't slow them down. With 13 riders on the roster, they drove around the country in a fleet of Saturn cars, "facing a full schedule which included all the top pro races in the United States. According to USAcycling.org, Saturn sadly ended its "unparalleled support of the sport of cycling" at the end of 2003 after 12 years of racing. Click here to view more Saturn photos from the '94 calendar.

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Flashback Friday: First Saturn Sold Today in 1990

On this date in 1990, Saturn sold its first car. According to the St. Petersburg Times, the first Saturn - the blue SL2 sedan shown above - was sold just after midnight to Elaine Terry at Saturn of Clearwater. "I wanted an American-made car and decided to give it a try," Mrs. Terry told the newspaper. It was a 25th wedding anniversary present. USA Today and CNN were reportedly at the retail facility to document the event. "I kept it for 10 months and put over 5,000 miles on it. People all over the country wanted to buy the car from me. One man in Las Vegas was talking up to $100,000 for it."