car company founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1904
Olds; Classic car; Vintage auto; Old wheels; Antique auto; ____
Speedwagon; Stutz contemporary; Popular '20s auto; New car of
8 times a year
– The Man Behind the Wheel
Motor Car Co. Ltd. was a United States based company which
produced automobiles and motor trucks from 1905 to 1975.
automobiles from 1917 magazine ad
was founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1904 (the name of the founder
also lived on in the Oldsmobile). The name is often spelled in
all capitals, as REO,
although the company's own advertising shows that this
capitalization is not necessary.
manufactured automobiles from 1905 to 1936, including the famous
Reo Speed-Wagon, and ancestor of the pickup truck, which gave its
name to the 1970s rock group REO Speedwagon.
Speed-Wagon (the truck), from 1917 ad
moment in automotive history came with the introduction of the
Royale 8 of 1931. This was the car that introduced styling
changes that were the precursor of true streamlining to the
American market. The model continued to be made until 1933.
company continued manuacturing trucks under the REO name and was
acquired by the White Motor Company in 1960. Several corporate
reorganizations followed and the last trucks were manufactured as
Diamond REOs when production was halted in 1975. Meanwhile, the
corporate shell reorganized in the 1930s after a bankruptcy and
the end of automobile manufacturing went through a series of
transmutations into the nuclear medicine and prefabricated
housing businesses before becoming today's steel company Nucor.
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