Auto Factoids for the Week of 5/30/2010

5/31/1927 – Mr. Ford produces the last Model T

6/2/1899 – Locomobile Co. Founded – they were in business until 1929.  They made a lot of cars, I hadn’t realized that.  Here are a couple.

1901 Locomobille - Cool..wonder what the 1/4 mile time were??

Love this one..Steam powered????

1923 48 Series Sport

6/3/1864 Ransom Olds was born in Ohio.  He developed and build cars named after him,  Oldsmobile and REO (his middle name was Eli, hence REO, hey that was a band name REO Speedwagon.

An Reo Speedwagon

I’ve never heard of the next guy, until now and did a little reading.

Barney Oldfield was born 6/3/1878.  He was a race car drive, but started out racing bike and wining silver medals in the process.  Here are a couple pics:

Early 1900's

Oh Yeah..that Henry Ford standing next to his car.

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3 Responses to Auto Factoids for the Week of 5/30/2010

  1. I happened to be doing a bit of work-related researching in Google today and came across this blog. As you can imagine I have become a lttle bit distracted after sticking around to read a number of your posts. Carry on the great writing and i am already looking towards checking out upcoming posts. Enjoy the week!

  2. Steve Sears says:

    I love these factoids you post every week.

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