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A Route 66 Detour of Epic Proportions

A Route 66 Detour of Epic Proportions

By on Aug 26, 2018 in ROUTE 66, ROUTE 66 EVENTS | 0 comments

When my dad began unloading the truck at our new home on what was then known as Oatman Road in the summer of 1966, I never imagined that Route 66 would become center stage for the unfolding of my life. And even a dozen years later when Route 66 was on the cusp of becoming an historic footnote resultant of its replacement by the interstate highway system, I never...

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Blood In The Boardroom, Part Three

Blood In The Boardroom, Part Three

By on Aug 19, 2018 in automotive history | 0 comments

Forrest Keeton’s plans for transforming the moribund Keeton Company into a taxicab manufacturing enterprise in 1923 were stillborn resultant of an inability to attract investors. However, at the very least Keeton had proven to be tenacious as well as persistent as he had initially founded the Keeton Town Car Works in Detroit, Michigan for the manufacture of taxicabs...

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Blood In The Boardroom, Part Two

Blood In The Boardroom, Part Two

By on Aug 12, 2018 in automotive history | 0 comments

Part Two In spite of the companies forward thinking leadership, initially vision pertaining to the long-range potential in the burgeoning taxi industry was largely myopic, as was an understanding about the changing nature of competition. . However, entrepreneurs such as Charles A. Coey were quick to grasp that potential. In 1902, Coey established an automobile...

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