Author Archives: Gerald Perschbacher

1916 Rocky Mountain Madness for the automobile

In 1916, more than 200 brands of cars and trucks were traveling the rocky terrain of Colorado. More »

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Razzle, dazzle and fizzle of the Legendary Tucker

There have been plenty of one-year wonders in automotive history, but there may never have been a shooting star that shone as brightly as the Tucker. More »

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Packard was riding high in 1937

The year 1937 marked the high point for the company’s prestige and success. More »

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The dream team of Kaiser and Frazer

Henry J. Kaiser and Joseph W. Frazer joined forces to make their mark in the 1940s. More »

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It was ‘Independents’ Days’ for carmakers in 1940s

Nash & Studebaker were bright beacons following WWII, and a sure sign that there was still room in the market for the smaller independent automakers. More »

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Americans have always loved luxury cars

Even in the early days, there was always a place for the American luxury car. More »

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GM survived 1920 despite flamboyant leadership

William C. Durant was both respected and criticized for his leadership of the car company he created. How would General Motors survive the economic crisis of 1920? More »

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Stephens brought fine car building to Midwestern farmland

For a time, a very brief time, Stephens automobiles offered good return for the money. Who could ask for anything more in an American-made car with a true Midwestern heritage? More »

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Collector Stan Kann Dies at Age 83

Stan Kann might be better known for his television appearances, but he was also an avid car collector. More »

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Explore Options Before Starting Restoration Project

The process of restoring a car starts much earlier than removal of the first bolt. The initial steps can lay a groundwork of success, if properly followed. More »

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