Indianapolis once had more automobile manufacturers than Detroit. Movie stars and kings once clamored for specific models made only in Indiana. The state was also home to several innovations, such as tilt steering, cruise control, and front-wheel drive. These facts show the importance of the role of automotive manufacturing in Indiana’s history.
Indiana Cars covers the facts, figures, and personalities that made automotive history in Indiana. This tour through history offers a look at
- the classics, such as the Duesenberg Model J, Studebaker’s Avanti, the Stutz Bearcat, and the HUMMER
- the pioneers, such as Elwood Haynes, Fred and August Duesenberg, and Carl G. Fisher
- the milestones in both the state’s and the nation’s progress in automotive manufacturing.
Dennis E. Horvath has been an avid collector of automobile facts and memorabilia for more than 30 years.
Terri Horvath has worked as a writer for more than 20 years.
Indiana Cars: A History of the Automobile in Indiana
by Dennis E. Horvath and Terri Horvath
208 pages, $19.95 paperback (8 1/2 x 11)
87 photographs & illustrations, appendices, bibliography, chronology, index
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