1910 Russell Model R 5 passenger roadster

1910 Russell Model R 5 passenger roadster

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The Russell Motor Car Company was an automobile manufacturer in Toronto, Canada that produced cars from 1904 to 1916. The company is considered to have produced Canada’s first successful automobile.

In 1903, weakness in the bicycle market prompted Canada Cycle and Motor Co. (C.C.M.), a bicycle manufacturer, to acquire the assets of Canadian Motors Ltd., a failed automobile producer. Tommy Russell (1877-1940), C.C.M.’s new general manager, saw an opportunity to diversify his company’s product line.

From 1903 to 1905, C.C.M.’s new automobile division, named Russell Motor Car Company with Russell serving as president, began production of electric-powered two-passenger runabouts. In 1905, the company produced its first "Model A" car with a two-cylinder gasoline engine. A larger "Model B", and a four-cylinder "Model C", arrived in 1906. A 40 horsepower touring car was introduced in 1907, with a more prestigious 50 horsepower model … Read More

1939 Buick Y-Job

1939 Buick Y-Job

In 1938, the idea of creating an expressive automobile to explore new worlds of design and technology was unheard of. General Motors was the first manufacturer to take this step – and the result was the Buick Y-Job, a car that is widely acknowledged as the industry’s first concept car.

Image taken at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Carmel, CA.

Posted by Steve Corey on 2012-07-14 22:04:19

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