The Indianapolis automobile industry : a history, 1893-1939 / Sigur E. Whitaker.
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- ISBN: 9781476666914
- ISBN: 1476666911
- Physical Description: v, 313 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-305) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
1. In the beginning -- 2. A seed is planted -- 3. Indianapolis-built cars dominate racing -- 4. Indianapolis-built cars continue to dominate racing -- 5. Stutz cars make an entrance -- 6. National leads the way -- 7. Legislation threatens the Indianapolis auto industry -- 8. Adopting the six-cylinder car -- 9. Stutz named car of the year -- 10. The marvelous Marmon 34 -- 11. The war years -- 12. Peace brings significant growth -- 13. Overcapacity and an economic recession -- 14. The Duesenberg brothers unveil their automobile -- 15. Industry under stress -- 16. Duesenberg dominates racing -- 17. E. L. Cord buys Duesenberg -- 18. Then there were three -- 19. The end comes.
"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."--Amazon.com.
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