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Lost Car Companies of Detroit
by Alan Naldrett


Overview - Among more than two hundred auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just three remain: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling. For instance, J.J. Cole forgot to put brakes in his new auto, so on the first test run, he had to drive it in circles until it ran out of gas.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Among more than two hundred auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just three remain: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling. For instance, J.J. Cole forgot to put brakes in his new auto, so on the first test run, he had to drive it in circles until it ran out of gas. Brothers John and Horace Dodge often trashed saloons during wild evenings but used their great personal wealth to pay for the damage the next day (if they could remember where they had been). David D. Buick went from being the founder of his own leading auto company to working the information desk at the Detroit Board of Trade. Author Alan Naldrett explores these and more tales of automakers who ultimately failed but shaped the industry and designs putting wheels on the road today.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781467118736
  • ISBN-10: 1467118737
  • Publisher: History Press
  • Publish Date: January 2016
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Lost

Related Categories

Books > History > United States - State & Local - Midwest
Books > Transportation > Automotive - Pictorial
Books > Business & Economics > Industries - Automobile Industry

 
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