SE Detroit MI AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY 1918 early CADILLAC Motor Car Co early GM Plants & Facilities GMs 2nd automobile operations behind BUICK GM purchased the Cadillac in 19094

SE Detroit MI AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY 1918 early CADILLAC Motor Car Co early GM Plants & Facilities GMs 2nd automobile operations behind BUICK GM purchased the Cadillac in 19094

Posted by UpNorth Memories – Donald (Don) Harrison on 2014-01-03 22:43:25

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Marathon Motor Works – Nashville, Tennessee

Marathon Motor Works - Nashville, Tennessee

The year was 1884 when the Southern Engine and Boiler Works company was founded in Jackson, Tennessee. As a manufacturer of gasoline engines and industrial boilers, the company was one of the first of its kind in a growing industry. By 1904, this locally owned and operated organization had grown into the largest plant of its kind in the United States. While there were numerous automobile companies buying components and assembling vehicles in their factories, only a few were actually manufacturing the entire vehicle using their own design and components they’d built onsite. At Southern Engine and Boiler Works, a young engineer William Henry Collier, wanted to be among those creating the entire vehicle and convinced the directors of the company to allow him to build a car he designed.

Collier’s enthusiasm and ingenuity paid off, and in 1907, the company announced their first vehicle with a gasoline engine. It … Read More

SE Lansing MI AUTOMOBILE HISTORY 1917 REO Motors & Diamond REO AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY Engineer Owner Olds Motor Works & REO & Father of General Motors Corp Oldsmobile Division5

SE Lansing MI AUTOMOBILE HISTORY 1917 REO Motors & Diamond REO AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY Engineer Owner Olds Motor Works & REO & Father of General Motors Corp Oldsmobile Division5

Posted by UpNorth Memories – Donald (Don) Harrison on 2014-01-03 22:43:51

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1956 Plymouth Savoy

1956 Plymouth Savoy

In the countryside of Niota, Illinois, about a block from my girlfriend’s parent’s farm, there’s a small, lonely wooded area that used to be a homestead. The house, barn, and sheds are all collapsed in on themselves, and the area is littered with old, abandoned cars – most of which are in still good enough condition to be restored, or reborn as hot rods.

Amongst the old, rusting, and forgotten automobiles is this powder-blue 1956 Plymouth Savoy that is literally "wrapped around a tree". The motor was removed a long time ago, allowing enough room for a seed to take root, and an old sturdy tree to flourish where Detroit iron once powered the abandoned Savoy decades ago.

Taken in Niota, Illinois on March 25th, 2009 with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28.

Posted by James Billson on 2009-07-07 07:34:21

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