1954 Hudson Ad

October 29, 1954 – The last true Hudson leaves the factory

The last true Hudson left the assembly line on this day in 1954 following the May 1, 1954 merger with Nash to form American Motors. The name Hudson would live on for three more production years as rebadged Nashes, the last of those leaving the factory on June 25,

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October 26, 1909 – General Motors buys Cartercar

On this day in 1909 the young General Motors holding company acquired Cartercar. This automaker was founded by Byron Carter and began production in Jackson, Michigan in 1905. The next year the company moved to Detroit before settling in Pontiac, Michigan in 1907, where production would remain through the

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October 25, 1975 – Evel Knievel’s longest jump

American stuntman Evel Knievel, born Robert Craig Knievel, achieved his personal best in distance after jumping 133 feet over 14 Greyhound buses on this day in 1975 at Kings Island, near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Throughout his career as a daredevil, Evel attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp jumps and suffered

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Interior of Ford Trafford Park plant

October 23,1911 – A spot of English T

The Ford Motor Company began intercontinental production on this day in 1911 when the first Model Ts left a factory in Trafford Park, Manchester, England, the first Ford assembly plant outside of North America. Three years after production started here, Britain’s first moving assembly line was installed at the

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