Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thursday Twister: Not In Detroit

Welcome back another edition of the Thursday Twister, DT's weekly quiz show where we are building a fighting force of extraordinary magnitude. Today we are going to identify all the US auto manufacturers who were NOT based in the Detroit area; get it wrong and we will send you to Detroit!!


Zimmer Motorcars Corporation was (is?) a custom car manufacturer based out of Syracuse, NY and Cambridge, MD.  The retrostyled oddballs may have been based on production vehicles, but the zany styling is enough to make it an OEM in my book.

Now we make a list of all non-Detroit OEMs.

Standard contest rules are as follows: 

1. Only one OEM per comment (be sure to hit the refresh button on your browser before you post in case someone else has posted since you loaded the page).  Do not nest the replies, just reply to the main post -- if you reply to someone elses comment it should be in reference to his comment and not another submission.

2. You can post again, but only after someone else posts another car.  (Rule 2 Abrogated for the summer.)

3. The contest will end in on Sunday, July 19th, 2015.

4. One submission per OEM, must include non Detroit headquarters location.

5. Each car must be for a company that created running/driving cars (no clay model prototypes) and at least two must have been built (no one-offs). 

6. No anonymous submissions -- pick a name with the Name/URL dropdown.

Ready....Set...send them to Detroit!

65 comments:

  1. We'll shoot at the easy ones first, Studebaker in South Bend, Indiana.

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  2. Twentieth Century Motor Car Corporation, Burbank, CA. "Maker" of the Dale.

    [img]http://www.onehellofaneye.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Dale-car.jpg[/img]

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  3. Fageol, Oakland CA. More known for trucks than cars.

    Part of an early 20th century industrial base that once existed in the Bay Area, with Hall-Scott in Berkeley and various aircraft and auto operations popping up around the area.

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  4. Tesla Motors 3500 Deer Creek Road. Palo Alto, CA 94304.

    Do they count?

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  5. Okay, shoot me down.

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, NV (that's Dutch for 'Inc')
    25 St James' Street, London (that's English for 'The Big Smoke') SW1

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    1. Just drove by their headquarters on I-75 in Auburn Hills, MI on Sat and Sun... they think they're locals.

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    2. Just drove by their headquarters on I-75 in Auburn Hills, MI on Sat and Sun... they think they're locals.

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    3. Depends on what you consider 'headquarters' - Sergio reincorporated FCA in the Netherlands and has moved the overall corporate headquarters to London.

      The only possible reason I can see for a company like FCA to be run out of London is to be next door to the bankers.

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  6. [img]http://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/fisker-karma-blue-black.jpg[/img]

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  7. Mosler, out of Florida. Their own marketing called them "the maker of the strangest and coolest exotics."

    [img]http://media.caranddriver.com/images/media/51/1998-mosler-raptor-2-embed-2-photo-364074-s-original.jpg[/img]

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  8. [img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Stanley_Woggle-Bug.jpg[/img]

    Somewhere in Massachusetts.

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    1. (the picture's Daytona Beach, the manufacturer was in Massachusetts.)

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  9. [img]http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/wyrk.com/files/2013/11/Playboy-Club-Ad-300x210.jpg[/img]

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  14. [img]http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--unXpD9JT--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/17ngi309cj8b6jpg.jpg[\img]

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  15. Beechcraft came thisclose!

    [img]http://assets.blog.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/SIA-BeechcraftPlainsman_lede.jpg[/img]

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  16. Fleetwood T. BroughamJuly 16, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Excalibur Automobile Corporation.
    8428 W. Kaul Ave.
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53225 USA
    [img]http://www.oldcarsdealer.com/oldcarsblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/excalibur-cars.jpg[/img]

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  17. Is there a cut off old date, like last 20 years?? Cause otherwise from 1900 thru say 1940, holy crap, lots of little oddballs. Example , Cleveland motors 1904-1909. Grew up touring in my parent 1916 model T, 1930 buick, 1914 overland. No seat belts, no child seat, hey I'm still alive.

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    1. Even lowly Gaylord, MI had the Gaylord.

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    2. Even lowly Gaylord, MI had the Gaylord.

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  18. Would Shelby AC Cobra (of L.A.) be too much of a boutique builder to be added to this list?

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  19. International Harvester Co, Chicago Illinois (then)

    Navistar International Corp, Lisle Illinois (now)

    [img]http://blog.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2010/07/1975Scout_02_700.jpg[/img]

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  20. Fleetwood T. BroughamJuly 16, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Vector Motors - Wilmington, CA
    [img]http://www.kimballstock.com/pix/AUT/25/AUT_25_RK0105_14_P.JPG[/img]

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  21. Stutz Motor Company, Indianapolis, Indiana

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  22. Duesenberg, Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana

    [img]https://www.pinterest.com/pin/447263806719677912[img]

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  23. Sheesh, just saw that rule #2 was gone.

    Kaiser Motors
    Willow Run, MI

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    1. Yeah, very cool of El Jefe to lift that rule for the season. More fun is...more fun.

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  24. Tucker Corporation
    Chicago, IL

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  25. AM General - South Bend, IN (yeah, yeah, I get the AMC tie-in---poetic license)

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  26. Callaway Cars - Old Lyme, CT

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  27. Rossion Automotive - Riviera Beach, FL

    Ok, that's enough.....I'll let the other kids play. Just trying to get a head start before K2 wakes up.

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    1. Ha ha! I'm awake, just not coherent. Thought I'd sit this and the last one out. Wait, did I sit the last one out? I can't remember. I think I did. Who knows. You guys are coming up with some really great ones, though. Just awesome.

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  28. Pierce-Arrow - Buffalo, NY.

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  29. Stutz
    Indianapolis, IN

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  30. Briggs and Stratton - Wauwautosa, WI

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  31. American Motors, Kenosha Wisconsin (Assembly plant), Milwaukee Wisconsin (body plant)

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    1. AMC listed above, but it thought their HQ was Southfield, MI?

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  32. Checker Motors, (I got a gal in...) Kalamazoo, Michigan

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  33. Stanley Steamer Motorcars. Newton, Massachusetts

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  34. Does Rolls-Royce production in Massachusetts count?

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  35. Crofton Bug - San Diego, CA

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  36. HM Vehicles - Freeway - Burnsville, Minnesota

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  37. Kissel, Hartford Wisconsin

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  38. Mohs SafariKar, Mohs Seaplane Corp., Madison, Wisconsin

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  39. Case, '21-'27, J.I.Case Co., Racine Wisconsin

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  40. Myers Motors/Corbin - Tallmadge, OH
    [img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/Corbin_Sparrow.jpg/280px-Corbin_Sparrow.jpg[/img]

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  41. Hennessey Performance Engineerring - Houston, TX

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  42. So... Winnebago? Is that a thing?

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  43. How are we defining "Detroit area"? If there is a 100 mile limit, then the REO Motor Car Company can squeak onto this list.

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  45. That Zimmer sure looks like a Buick Rivera !

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  46. [img]http://www.atticpaper.com/prodimages/030712/moon.jpg[/img]

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  47. Local Motors - Phoenix, AZ (had to mention this one, family member works there)
    [img]http://cartype.com/pics/7266/small/local-motors_rally-fighter_09.jpg[/img]

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  48. Carbon Motors - Connersville, IN
    [img]http://www.policemag.com/_Images/news/M-Carbon-Motors-E7-34.jpg[/img]

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  49. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus - Sleepy Hollow, NY
    [img]http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--yDcvtixy--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/azfgckcbyu89lsunha9d.jpg[/img]

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