Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Friday, June 10, 2016

Star Auto

1928 Neenah-Menasha City Directory
1938 Neenah-Menasha Telephone Directory
So much in these ads that I didn't know.  I thought I was intelligent enough to explain what "rebabbitted" rods were, but you might have to research it yourself.  "Babbitt" is some sort of brand name alloy used in automotive parts such as bearings and rods. 
"Star" and "Velie" were automobile brands.  The Star was an automobile by the Durant Motors Company between 1922 and 1928. Also known as the Star Car, Star was envisioned as a competitor against Ford's Model T. Velie was produced by the Velie Motors Corporation from 1908 to 1928. The company was founded by and named for Willard Velie, a maternal grandson of John Deere. 

1 comment:

  1. The Neenah Historical Society has a great photograph of the Star Auto wrecker on Flickr: