The Indianapolis Automobile Industry

“Will Produce LaFayette Cars,” Indianapolis Star, October 7, 1919, p 1. 35. “Plans Factory Addition,” Indianapolis Star, December 28, 1919, p 10. 36. “Lafayette Debut at Commodore Hotel,” Automotive Industries, December 11, 1919, ...

Author: Sigur E. Whitaker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476666914

Category: Transportation

Page: 319

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In 1893, Indianapolis carriage maker Charles Black created a rudimentary car--perhaps the first designed and built in America. Within 15 years, Indianapolis was a major automobile industry center rivaling Detroit, and known for quality manufacturing and innovation--the aluminum engine, disc brakes, aerodynamics, superchargers, and the rear view mirror were first developed there. When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened in 1909, hometown manufacturers dominated the track--Marmon, Stutz and Duesenberg. The author covers their histories, along with less well known contributors to the industry, including National, American, Premier, Marion, Cole, Empire, LaFayette, Knight-Lyons and Hassler.

The Automobile Industry and Its Impact Upon the Nation s Economy Cincinnati Ohio April 18 1975 Indianapolis Ind April 19 1975 Detroit Mich May 2 and 3 1975 Toledo Ohio May 5 1975 Los Angeles Calif May 9 1975 Bridgeport Conn May 16 1975 Syracuse and Buffalo N Y June 6 1975

Mr. Chairman , and members of the Automobile Industry Task Force of the House Committee on Banking , Currency and Housing : I am Arthur R. Hanje , manager of the Chevrolet Motor Division plant here in Indianapolis .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Currency, and Housing. Automobile Industry Task Force


ISBN: MINN:31951D03593131K

Category: Automobile industry and trade

Page: 1057

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The Automobile Industry and Its Impact Upon the Nation s Economy

Hearings Before the Automobile Industry Task Force of the Committee on Banking, Currency and Housing, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Currency and ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Currency and Housing. Automobile Industry Task Force


ISBN: LOC:00133610844

Category: Automobile industry and trade

Page: 1057

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Employment and the American Automobile Industry 1982

Kokomo , an industrial hub of north central Indiana , has five major establishments and an infrastructure of 1,600 small establishments . Six out of every 10 jobs in Kokomo are in the manufacturing sector .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Employment and Productivity


ISBN: PURD:32754076787278

Category: Automobile industry workers

Page: 238

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Two other major developments occurred at the turn of the century that solidified Indianapolis as a major manufacturing and transportation center : the development of the interurban system and the rise of the automobile industry .

Author: Jeffrey Tenuth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073852462X

Category: History

Page: 159

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With its selection as Indiana's capital in 1821, Indianapolis was destined to become a major Midwestern hub. Through the decades that followed, the Circle City led Indiana into its golden age, when the state was one of the largest industrial and agricultural producers in the nation. Forced to reinvent itself after the decline of heavy industry, Indianapolis now supports a diverse technology- and service-based economy and proudly proclaims itself the amateur sports capital of the world.

The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500

The early 1900s saw Indiana emerge as one of the leaders in the brand-new automobile industry. More than fifty manufacturers called Indiana home, and many early-day classics such as Marmon, Cole, National, Stutz, and Duesenberg had ...

Author: James Craig Reinhardt

Publisher: Red Lightning Books

ISBN: 9781684350728

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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At speeds of over 230 miles per hour, the Indy open-wheel race cars set the bar for American Championship car racing. For over 100 years, the Indy cars and their drivers have drawn hundreds of thousands of spectators to Speedway, Indiana, with another 6 million people watching the race on television or by live stream. In The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500, James Craig Reinhardt, author and official tour guide for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, details the history of the famous race and how the open-wheel race cars have evolved over the last century. Starting in 1911 with the first running of the Indy 500, Reinhardt profiles each race and car, including the starting position, engine, tires, race speed, margin of victory, and much more. Featuring nearly 200 images of the automobiles and individuals who make the race renowned, this book showcases the top drivers and how racing has changed through two world wars, the Great Depression, and unforgettable accidents. This beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for veteran and rookie race fans alike.

Restructuring the Global Automobile Industry

companies, Japanese firms have overwhelmingly preferred the region. Between 75 and 90 per cent of the Japanese plants have been built in the six Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

Author: Christopher M Law

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351663960



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Originally published in 1991, this book examines the spatial implications of the changes to the automobile industry at world, national and local levels. The volume brings together the work of North American, European and Japanese geographers, economists and sociologists, and includes perspectives from the components industry, the shop floor experience and local economic policy making.

James Allison

But the economy of Indianapolis had been transformed along with the United States. Traditionally, that economy had been well balanced and so it continued to be. The automobile industry, in which Allison was closely involved, ...

Author: Sigur E. Whitaker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786486397

Category: Transportation

Page: 232

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Among the engineers fueling the rapid rise of the automotive industry at the dawn of the 20th century was James Allison, a fountain pen maker who joined with Carl G. Fisher in 1904 to found Prest-O-Lite, an early manufacturer of the power source for automotive headlights. This biography tracks Allison’s involvement in the Indianapolis 500, which he cofounded with Fisher and two others, as well as his machine shop’s construction of the Liberty engine, the first mass-produced aircraft engine, and also the V1710, the workhorse of World War II military aircraft. Through his unique ingenuity and perseverance, Allison created a legacy that still resonates today at the Indianapolis 500, Rolls-Royce, and Allison Transmission.

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis

Although some Automobiles changed the face of the industry residential areas had been built along streetcar and commerce in Indianapolis . Several manufaclines since the 1870s , more urban dwellers sought turers of automobiles built ...

Author: David J. Bodenhamer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253112494

Category: History

Page: 1616

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"A work of this magnitude and high quality will obviously be indispensable to anyone studying the history of Indianapolis and its region." -- The Journal of American History "... absorbing and accurate... Although it is a monument to Indianapolis, do not be fooled into thinking this tome is impersonal or boring. It's not. It's about people: interesting people. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is as engaging as a biography." -- Arts Indiana "... comprehensive and detailed... might well become the model for other such efforts." -- Library Journal With more than 1,600 separate entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is a model of what a modern city encyclopedia should be. From the city's inception through its remarkable transformation into a leading urban center, the history and people of Indianapolis are detailed in factual and intepretive articles on major topics including business, education, religion, social services, politics, ethnicity, sports, and culture.