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Buffalo Motor Car Co.(E.R. Thomas)

This is a two page article from a July Horseless Age magazine, and an August letter from a September issue, featuring the 1902 Buffalo Tonneau by the Buffalo Motor Car Corporation, which a year later became the E.R. Thomas Motor Company.

Here's the letter sent to Horseless Age, featuring the 1902 Buffalo Tonneau climbing a hill.

Also, appearing in the August 1902 issue of Horseless Age, this advertisement for the 1902 Buffalo Tonneau, giving the "Reasons why the Buffalo Motor Car is so popular".

Mentioned in the ad is the Thomas Auto-Bi, a motorized bicycle built at least since 1899. Shown here is a 1900 model of the Thomas Auto Bi...

Hudson Motor Car Company

August, 1930, marked a fuel mileage record for Hudson, with a Hudson Great 8 Sedan reaching over 25 miles per gallon in a 480 mile New Zealand run.

From the 1969 American Motors Family Album by John Conde

In August of 1939, English Speed King John Cobb, holder of the World's Land Speed Record, drove a 1940 Hudson to a AAA Class C record of 93.9 mph.

From the 1969 American Motors Family Album by John Conde

According to the 1969 American Motors Family Album by John Conde, Hudson was one of the earliest manufacturers to resume production after World War Two, beginning production of 1946 models in August of 1945...

In August of 1953, Hudson began showing off a new idea, the Italia dream car. The rare and exotic Hudson Italia was based on the Hudson Jet small car chassis, and featured advanced design features such as flow-through ventilation and doors that were recessed 10 inches into the roof.

From the 1969 American Motors Family Album by John Conde

Though some Italias were produced in 1953, and there are cases of 1955 registrations, the car is essentially only a 1954 model, discontinued after some 26 units of production. Looming over this project was the merger of two companies on the edge of survival, and some programs had to be pared off.

From the 1969 American Motors Family Album by John Conde

These are some of the rarest and most desirable to collectors of all Hudsons today, commanding very high values in the collector auction arena...

photo from: velocityjournal.com

Nash Motors Company

Nash ceased production of its exotic American/British hybrid sports car, the Nash-Healey, in August of 1954.

From the 1969 American Motors Family Album by John Conde

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