One of the first Cadillac dealerships in the US keeps a garage filled with old cars. They were pushed up close to each other, light was from the windows only, and there were places with no room to move around.
While I’m not much of a car person I do love old stuff. Since many of the brands were long gone I tried to get decent shots of their past branded emblems. Those I find cool, I even have an old ‘Mack’ truck chrome dog hood ornament floating around somewhere.
So, a few images of the old logos.
- A still recognizable name brand. An old ‘Chevy’ from the mid 1930’s.
- Chandler Motor Car company. In business from 1913 to 1929 when it was purchased by the Hupp Car Company. This may have been a 1922 model.
- Packard Motors, though this late 1940’s was built after they merged with Studebaker. Packard later was also part of the Nash Car Company and they hung around until the late 1950’s.
- Many of us have at some point owned, or at least have ridden in a Pontiac. Here was a 1940’s coupe. The emblem has the General Motors logo and name so this was built after the Pontiac/Oakland company was purchased by GM. The brand officially ended in 2010.
- The ‘fabled’ REO Motor Company. The rock group REO Speedwagon had more to make it famous than anything else. REO is actually the initials of Ransom E. Olds the owner. Olds (Oldsmobile) was involved with multiple auto related businesses. REO was in business from 1907 until 1966, though they manufactured trucks only for many years. Below was a Royale REO luxury model.
Photographs taken in Grovewood, North Carolina from the collection of Harry Bloomburg.