1911 oh… that was a great year! Well I don’t actually have any proof of that, but there sure were a lot of new car makes that year. Here the list:
Alpena; ArBenz; Atterbury; Carhartt, Case, Chevrolet; Colby, Crow-Elkhart, Dalton, Gaylord, Havers, Hupp-Yeats; King; Lenox; Mighty Michigan; Motorette; Nyberg: Penn; Rayfield; R.C.H.; Roader; Rogers; S.G.V.; Standard Electric (yes electric); Stutz; Stuyvesant; Virginian; W.F.S.
So who were the leaders for that year?
Ford out-paced all with 69,762 Cars.
Second up was Studebaker/EMF with 26,827.
1911 Studebaker...you can't use just '11 any longer - someone might think this was a 2011 Studebaker
Willys-Overland up next with 18,745 and Maxwell about 2,000 less at 16,000.
One of the 16,000 Maxwells
Buick came in at fifth with 13,389, beating out Cadillac with 10,071 cars.
Hudson and Chalmers finish up the list with 6,486 and 6,250 respectively.
The 1911 Chalmers - look at that stance!!!!
– International Motor Company was formed (MACK)
– Buick sets a speed record, running 20 miles in just over 13 minutes.
– First Indianapolis 500 was held and won by Ray Harroun in a six-cylinder Marmon Wasp – 6 hours, 42 minutes and 8 seconds of drive time.
The Marmon Wasp
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