lauantai 30. kesäkuuta 2012

Reo 4D Sedan Wolverine 1928

Paavo Rämo ajaa Reo 4D Sedan Wolverine 1928
 Suur-Saimaan Ympäriajo 30.6 – 1.7.2012

The REO Motor Car Company was a Lansing, Michigan based company that produced automobiles and trucks from 1905 to 1975. At one point the company also manufactured buses on its truck platforms.


Reo 4D Sedan Wolverine 1928

REO was initiated by Ransom E. Olds during August 1904. Olds had 52 percent of the stock and the titles of president and general manager. To ensure a reliable supply of parts, he organized a number of subsidiary firms like the National Coil Company, the Michigan Screw Company, and the Atlas Drop Forge Company.


Reo 4D Sedan Wolverine 1928
Reo 4D Sedan Wolverine 1928

Originally the company was to be called "R. E. Olds Motor Car Company," but the owner of Olds' previous company, then called Olds Motor Works, objected and threatened legal action on the grounds of likely confusion of names by consumers. Olds then changed the name to his initials. Olds Motor Works soon adopted the popular name of its vehicles, Oldsmobile (which, along with Buick and Cadillac, became the founding division of General Motors Corporation).


Reo 4D Sedan Wolverine 1928

From 1915 to 1925, under Scott's direction REO remained profitable. During 1925, however, Scott, like many of his contemporaries/competitors, began an ambitious expansion program designed to make the company more competitive with other automobile manufacturers by offering cars in different price ranges. The failure of this program and the effects of the Depression caused such losses that Olds ended his retirement during 1933 and assumed control of REO again, but resigned in 1934. During 1936, REO abandoned the manufacture of automobiles to concentrate on trucks.
Reo 4D Sedan Wolverine 1928
Reo Wolverine 1928






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