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Moving the Metal – Part II

New 1949 Mercury’s on a W&K trailer in Chicago The post war boom in new car production had a marked multiplier effect on the American economy. Once they were finished, cars had to be shipped to the dealers. Construction of specialized trailers built for that purpose provided employment opportunities in those factories, too. Drivers were also…

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Moving the Metal – Part I

An Automobile Shippers, Inc. 1940 Dodge COE filled with 1940 Plymouths As highways began to improve in the 1920’s and 30’s, it became more viable to ship cars from the factory directly to dealers by truck rather than by rail as had been the custom. Detroit businessman Eugene Casaroll was one of the first to…

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