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Packard, “Ask the Man Who Owns One”

Packard, “Ask the Man Who Owns One”   The Automobile business in the US in the early 20th Century was not unlike the computer industry near the end of this last century. The path was clear, sharp young men with money in their pockets, add in a little mechanical aptitude and there you have it. […]

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Remembering the Service Station

Once upon a time there were Service Stations. Attendants would come to your window and ask, “Filler up?” “No,” you’d reply, “Gimme four dollars worth of regular.” The attendants would wash your windshield, check your oil or anything else you might request. Inside the stations were free maps, ten cent Coca colas and maybe a […]

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William C. (Billy) Durant

William C. (Billy) Durant By David Glenn Cox It seems some of us live our lives kissed by angels and granted with the Midas touch; Billy Durant would seem to be one such individual. The problem we face in accessing the life of Billy Durant is in the myth and legend connected with him. After […]

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Henry Ford

By David Glenn Cox To accurately describe Henry Ford is nearly impossible. He was a man of his times, ahead of his time and behind his times; looking for a world that he himself had helped to destroy. It means, we can only look at Ford’s life in it’s time, and can only see the […]

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The Duesenberg’s

The Duesenberg’s By David Glenn Cox There was no finer automobile ever manufactured in North America than the Duesenburg. When a new Cadillac could set you back a couple of grand, a new Duesenberg could set you back ten. The brothers Fredrick and August Duesenberg were tinkerer’s, self-taught engineers working in the new field of […]