Wisconsin Automotive Museum Has Been Round For 35 Years

“kansas City’s Auto Museum”

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Studebaker ranked twenty eighth among United States companies within the worth of wartime production contracts. An assembly plant in California, Studebaker Pacific Corporation, constructed engine assemblies and nacelles for B-17s and PV-2 Harpoons. After cessation of hostilities, Studebaker returned to constructing vehicles. The high caliber Kissel vehicles have been manufactured in Hartford 1906 – 1931, making Kissel the second longest automobile producer in Wisconsin. Of the 27,000 produced fewer than 150 are known to exist today, with 27 at present exhibited at the museum. The most well-known Kissel mannequin was the two passenger Speedster, nicknamed the “Gold Bug.” Gold Bug house owners included celebrities of the day such as Amelia Earhart, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, and Fatty Arbuckle.

Not Just A Museum

A wide number of fashions including 4 passenger, coupes, touring vehicles, fire engines and vans are part of the collection. In 1938, the corporate constructed an meeting location at 4530 Loma Vista Avenue in Vernon, California, which remained in manufacturing till 1956. At one time, the ability was averaging 65 automobiles a day assembled from knock-down kits shipped by rail from the factory in South Bend, Indiana. The factory manufactured the Champion, the Land Cruiser, and the Starlight. During the struggle, the manufacturing facility was in close proximity to Douglas Aircraft and Lockheed Aircraft and built engine assemblies and nacelles for B-17s and PV-2 Harpoons. Closure of South Bend plant, 1963After inadequate preliminary sales of the 1964 fashions and the ousting of … Read More