Saturday, June 13, 2009

REO Speedwagon

The pretty red car to the right is a REO, built by Ransom Eli Olds. Olds was the man to who manufactured the first Oldsmobile in 1901. The Oldsmobile was the first car to go mainstream and became the best selling car in America at that time. Circa 1904, Olds became unhappy with the company and split. He named his new company REO after his initials. REO Speedwagon named their band after a car! Who knew?

Steve Davis informed me that REOs manufactured trucks until relatively recently. Do you have one?

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