ABOVE...Roger M. Kyes assistant to Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson and Romy during a round trip to Washington DC in Romy's Aero Commander circa 1953.
Edward N. Cole, GM President in 1969, called DeLorean off vacation and awarded him the top Chevy job. His immediate superior was Roger Kyes. The pair shared a mutual dislike. DeLorean recalls Kyes told the new boss of GM's volume division that he was not choice and warned: "I don't think you can do it. The minute you your ass, I'm gonna throw you out." Chevrolet rang up record during the DeLorean years. So did Pontiac.