I am currently undertaking a big task. I am trying to organize and add all automobile companies that were/are located in Michigan Auto Manuf based in Mich. Currently my main source of info is a book The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars, 1885 to Present.
First step was to review existing wiki sources of info: Category:Defunct_motor_vehicle_manufacturers_of_the_United_States, Category:Vintage_auto_stubs, Category:Veteran_auto_stubs, Category:Brass_auto_stubs
I have so far added the following new:
- Alter, Ann Arbor, Argo Electric, Arrow (automobile), Autoette
- Bates (automobile), Belmont (automobile), Benham (automobile), Biesel, Berwick (automobile), Blood (automobile), Briggs-Detroiter
- CVI (automobile), Cannon (automobile), Carhartt (automobile), Carnation (automobile), Church-Field, Cricket (1914 automobile), Crown (automobile), Cutting (automobile)
- DAC (automobile), Davis (automobile), Day (automobile), Deal (automobile), Detroit (Detroit Auto Vehicle Company), Detroit (Wheeler Manufacturing), Detroit Cyclecar, Detroit-Dearborn, Detroit-Oxford, Dodge (A.M. Dodge Company), Dodgeson, Dolson, Downing-Detroit, Dudly Bug
- Earl (automobile), Engler (automobile), Excel (automobile)
- Faulkner-Blanchard, Fischer (automobile), Flyer (automobile), Friend (automobile), Fuller (automobile)
- Gaslight (automobile), Gaylord (automobile), Gem (automobile), Gray (automobile), Greenleaf (automobile), Grinnell (automobile), Griswold (automobile), Gyroscope (automoblie)
- Hammer (automobile), Hammer-Sommer, Handley-Knight, Harrison (automobile), Harroun, Havers (automobile), Hawk (cyclecar),
Articles I have Contributed To
- Alter Motor Company - Major: Added info, picture, links, was stub
- Vehicle Engineering - New article "Major"
- Henry Ford - Added the family tree of Henry Ford, new, txt format. Later updated by someone else in template format.
- Edsel Ford II - Added this as new
- Michigan Truck - expanded, was a stub
- Auto Manuf based in Mich - Added Category and reviewed all existing Auto Manufacters as of 6/2006. Originally was called:
Category Michigan Autos but name was later changed.
In my work on my latest project, I have come across the following items that may need some attention, in my opinion. Something that someone may want to put on a list to update, or at least review. I would love to put some time into some of them, but available time is ....disappearing.
- clean up of Continental, confusion over the automobile content: Continental automobile, De Vaux Continental, Continental Motors, De Vaux,
- Battery electric vehicle
- Category:Motor_vehicle_manufacturers_of_the_United_States -move most to Defunct Companies
- Category:Automobile_history_eras - why do these exist?
- Category:Motor vehicle companies
- With the elimination of the master list of automobile companies, are we going to get more "missing links"/"orphaned articles". Is there a way to automatically create a list of auto related "orphaned" articles?: i.e., De Mot,
- Is there a way to automatically create a list of "lacking sources" auto related articles: i.e., Durant Motors, Plymouth (automobile)
- Passenger vehicles in the United States
- Orphan (car)
Early Detroit auto shows (1899-1906) Credit for the early Detroit auto shows belong to William E. Metzger, Detroit's first auto dealer. Metzger and Seneca G. Lewis of Fletcher Hardware Co., leased the Detroit Light Guard Armory for the Tri-State Sportsman's and Automotive Association show in 1899. Along with big game trophies and sporting goods, Metzger displayed two steam Mobiles and two Waverly electric cars. The show attracted 200 sportsmen from all over the world. The Tri-State shows. continued at the Light Guard Armory through 1901. In 1902, Detroit boasted five auto dealerships, and the Tri-State Association decided to hold an exclusive show for vehicles only.
Formation of the Detroit Auto Show (1907-40) In 1907, the Detroit area dealerships numbered 16, and they decided to hold their own show apart from Tri-State. The dealers formed the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA). The Detroit Auto Show, organized by the new DADA, began with the December 1907 show, was held at Beller's Beer Garden on Jefferson. In the early years, the show was held at various locations, Wayne Gardens, a lumber plant, a dance hall, at Riverview Park at the Belle Isle bridge, then at the Morgan & Wright Bicycle plant. In 1917, The Detroit Auto Show was held at Billy Sunday Tabernacle tent. For the 1924 exhibit, the Grindley family completed the Convention Hall, which became the annual show location until the beginning of World War II.
World War II - (1941-1952) The United State government outlawed sales and delivery of new passengar cars and trucks during World War II. There were no DADA auto shows during those years.
Modern Auto Show (1954 - Present) From 1954-56, the Detroit Auto Show was held at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. The auto show moved to the Detroit Artillery Armory where it stayed until 1960. That year the auto show was moved to Cobo Center, and it continues there today. In 1989, the show was renamed from the Detroit Auto Show to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
Plymouth misintrepetive as the name of the Make-Plymouth. It did though produce a vehicle from xxxx to xxxx, the [Alter]. Also former Ford parts plant, now Visteon. Also Ford's potential use of Plymouth as a site for FoMoCo.
- Metetal airport
Notable Events & Festivals
- JANUARY: Plymouth International Ice Spectacular
- JULY: Good Morning America Fourth of July Parade
- JULY: Art in the Park - usually held 2nd week in July
- SEPTEMBER: Plymouth Fall Festival - usually held the weekend after Labor Day
- City of Plymouth
- Plymouth Township
- Plymouth Historical Society
- Community Directory plymouth48170.com
To Do List
- Work on Kaiser, Kaiser Jeep, etc.
- Stroh's Ice Cream
- Daisy BB gun
- Automotive Performance
- article for deletion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_automobile_collectibles
- Car handling
- Category:Automobile_museums - Wills Sainte Claire, aacamuseum.org,
- Template:Infobox Automobile - historical
- List of people from Michigan
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