How Detroit Became the

How Detroit Became the "Automotive Capitol of the World"

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The author, a licensed Professional Engineer, has family roots in the Detroit area and has also been employed in an engineering capacity by all a€œBig Threea€ automakers; GM, Ford, a Chrysler. He has often wondered how the auto industry got its beginning in such a place as Detroit, Michigan, way off the beaten path, in an isolated glove-shaped piece of land thrust up between two lakes, where weather can be severe. Ohio and Indiana, who were also very active in the creation of the auto industry, are in the same general area of the country as Michigan and share the same climate. Why would anyone favor this three state area? One would think that other parts of the country would be more conducive to the formation of such an important part of the history of this nation. After all, Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana were not members of the original 13 states and therefore have to be considered less developed territories than the original thirteen states around the turn of the 19th century when the American Gasoline-powered automobile was invented. Read how the author has searched for the answers to these somewhat perplexing questions on why Detroit became the a€œMotor Citya€.... ran from 1986 to 1991. It was a mid-size vehicle with Forda#39;s first venture into front wheel drive. ... The first generation Taurus was a success with over 2 million vehicles sold through 1991. The second generation Taurus, 1992-1995, had the manual transmission and the four cylinder engine dropped. Nearly all models hadanbsp;...

Title:How Detroit Became the "Automotive Capitol of the World"
Author:Robert Tata
Publisher:Author House - 2013-07-08


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