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Over the years, I have developed several Indiana Automotive Presentations for groups like these. The goal of my presentations is to share the story of Indiana automobiles with a broad spectrum of people. Some of my presentations cover the scope of Indiana’s auto industry, others highlight Indiana automotive pioneers. Some of these stories are overlooked in our automotive history today.
Mileposts in Indiana automotive history looks at how Indiana serves as a model for our automotive industry and heritage. Indiana once vied for Michigan’s title as the automotive titan of the United States. It was at a time when the names of automobiles like Duesenberg, Stutz and Cord brought worldwide acclaim to the Hoosier state. Indiana’s contributions to automotive history have been numerous. Tilt steering, cruise control and hydraulic brakes are just three examples of the innovations created by Indiana automotive pioneers. Yet the innovators themselves have become nearly forgotten–overlooked as we take their inventions increasingly for granted as part of the standard equipment on today’s models.
Indiana-built Automobiles and the Evolution of Automotive Advertising covers how Indiana-built automobiles serve as a model of the evolution of automotive marketing in America. The presentation covers the evolution of automotive print advertising, factory brochures, and letters as direct marketing in the first half of the twentieth century.
Louis J. Chevrolet’s “Never Give Up,” shares all of his years racing and developing race cars and passenger cars. He put his best effort forward and enjoyed much success. His legacy is nearly forgotten, but perhaps we should all live by his motto “Never Give Up.”
Val’s Story – Witness to early automotive innovation shares how road improvement and developments in the early auto industry contributed to our auto travel and vacation enjoyment. As Val, I look at a life representative of two of Indiana’s auto centers.
Let’s share this heritage with all generations.
I invite you to inquire about my Indiana automotive presentations for your group. Find out more here.