Lost Car Companies Of Detroit

Author: Alan Naldrett
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625856490
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Author Alan Naldrett explores these and more tales of automakers who ultimately failed but shaped the industry and designs putting wheels on the road today.

The End Of Detroit

Author: Micheline Maynard
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0385511523
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As Micheline Maynard makes brilliantly clear in THE END OF DETROIT, however, the traditional American car industry was, in fact, headed for disaster.

Motor City Barn Finds

Author: Tom Cotter
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760352445
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This presented challenges and opportunities for Cotter, as he trolled the historic city looking for lost automobile gems. Here he tells the story of these "barn finds" and shares anecdotes of the cars and his journey.

From Tail Fins To Hybrids How Detroit Lost Its Dominance Of The U S Auto Market

Author: Thomas H. Klier
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437919170
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At the time, imports represented 75 percent to 80 percent of smaller economy
cars in the United States (McCarthy, 2007, p. 144). The Detroit automakers
respond The Detroit automakers responded by first importing products from their
European subsidiaries during 1957. In the fall of 1959, they introduced
domestically produced compact cars in the U.S. market, such as the Chevrolet
Corvair, the Ford Falcon, and the Plymouth Valiant. These vehicles were
significantly smaller than what ...

Catalogs Of Michigan Based Automobile Companies

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But there is, and there will be, no car within $500 of our price, which compares for
a moment with the Chalmers-Detroit "30." Our theory is this : There are fifty
people who want a low-priced light car to one who wants a high-priced heavy car
. Not so much for the saving in price as for the saving in up-keep. Some of these
people have bought heavy cars, and they now want to be more economical.
Some have bought one- and two-cylinder cars, and lost three-fourths of the
pleasure of ...

Congressional Record Volume 154 Part 18

Publisher: Government Printing Office
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In the manufacturing sector, manufacturing jobs lost in November alone come to
a total of 85,000. In fact, in the last 4 months we have witnessed the
disappearance of 258,000 manufacturing jobs, and since the outset of the
recession last December, over half a million (604,000) manufacturing jobs have
been lost. So with regard to the question of whether or not to assist our Nation's
domestic auto manufactures, given that the Big Three automakers generate one
out of every 10 jobs in ...

Motor City Muscle

Author: Mike Mueller
Publisher: MotorBooks International
ISBN: 0760339449
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Although this adage wouldn't make the automotive lexicon for another half
century, its basic meaning wasn't lost on America's pioneering automakers.
Henry Ford was not alone. Sanctioned competition represented the road to
prominence for many dozens of car companies between the turn of the century
and World War I. From there, speed contests at places like Bonneville, Pikes
Peak, and Daytona continued to help promote sales back in the showroom, and
still do today. Simply put ...

U S Motor Vehicle Industry

Author: Bill Canis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437931960
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In the 1970s, U.S. consumers bought cars that were either made domestically by
the Detroit automakers or imported from Japan or Europe. Until 1978, there were
no foreign-owned plants producing automobiles in the United States. The first
such foreign facility was a Volkswagen plant in New Stanton, PA, that produced
1.15 million units during its 10 years of operation, including the Rabbit, Rabbit
truck, Golf, and Jetta. The plant closed in 1988 because of a sluggish economy
and lack ...

Detroit S Spectacular Ruin The Packard Plant

Author: Theresa Welsh
Publisher: The Seeker Books
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The plantclosing was a bump in the road and a blow to the workers and
stockholders of Packard, but Detroit's "Big Three"were thereto enticePackard
customers and offer jobsto thosewithautomotive experience andskills. The
Packard property would be sold ... Decades later,theyalso lost it,as the
automobile industry wentintodecline due to changesin manufacturing
thatrequired fewer workers and, forthefirst time, real competition fromforeigncar
companies. The cityalso wentinto decline ...