Category: 1919

Rarities, oddities, and Full Classics from the 1971 Hershey car show and car corral – Matt Litwin @Hemmings

Rarities, oddities, and Full Classics from the 1971 Hershey car show and car corral – Matt Litwin @Hemmings


Digging into my Hershey memory bank led me to the discovery of another series of photos my father took of the AACA Eastern Fall Meet in October 1971.

1947 Continental

Veteran Hershey-goers will quickly point out that the car show was still held within its original location inside what is now Hersheypark Stadium, which not only hosts summer concerts today, but remains the home of the town’s high school football team.

1919 King

 It’s also where the vintage race cars are now paraded in front of their class judges, and where the entertaining high-wheeler race is held during Meet Week (weather pending).A closer look at the pictures, however, reveals that some of the subjects captured on Kodak were not only rare examples, but also vehicles for sale on the east side of the stadium’s exterior.

1921 Jewett

Regardless of whether these images were cars on display or up for grabs, I couldn’t help but wonder where each of them ended up in the ensuing years. Enjoy this entertaining albeit brief look back in time.

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Aloha Wanderwell – Driving Around the World


Brains, Beauty & Breeches

Aloha Wanderwell was an explorer, a vaudevillian and filmmaker, a female Indiana Jones, a wife and mother. She visited places no western man or woman had seen before. She was a figure of controversy, self-invention and marketing. The romance that informs her legend is both real and contrived.

Aloha was born on October 13, 1906. Inspired by the fantastic tales she read in her father’s beloved collection of boyhood books, she dreamed of travel, adventure, and intrigue in far-flung corners of the globe. In 1922, when she was 16, she embarked on an ambitious around-the–world expedition led by “Captain” Wanderwell

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More here at Wikipedia

Related – A century later, Tin Can Tourists continue to promote life on the road

When Dodge Bought Ford – Dodge v. Ford Motor Co


Excellent video from Wheelhouse on YouTube on the early Detroit rivalry between Henry Ford and the Dodge Brothers Horace and John.


The full story of the case can be found here at Wikipedia

Dodge v. Ford Motor Company
Court Michigan Supreme Court
Full case name John F. Dodge and Horace E. Dodge v. Ford Motor Company et al
Decided February 7, 1919
Citation(s) 204 Mich. 459, 170 N.W. 668 (Mich. 1919)
Court membership
Judges sitting Chief Justice John E. Bird, Justices Flavius L. BrookeGrant FellowsFrank C. KuhnJoseph B. MooreRussell C. OstranderJoseph H. SteereJohn W. Stone
Case opinions
Decision by Ostrander
Concur/dissent Moore


Dodge v. Ford Motor Company, 204 Mich. 459, 170 N.W. 668 (Mich. 1919)[1] is a case in which the Michigan Supreme Court held that Henry Ford had to operate the Ford Motor Company in the interests of its shareholders, rather than in a charitable manner for the benefit of his employees or customers. It is often cited as affirming the principle of “shareholder primacy” in corporate America. At the same time, the case affirmed the business judgment rule, leaving Ford an extremely wide latitude about how to run the company.