Monday, April 28, 2008

Inter-State Automobile Company Muncie Indiana

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Today's post card shows a great circa 1912 bird's eye view of the huge Inter-State Automobile Company which was incorporated in Muncie, Indiana, in 1908. Production began in 1909 and Inter-State manufactured its own complete cars from 1909 to 1913. After that Inter-State built component cars all the way until 1919. There are few examples that have survived until today. An Inter-State automobile ran in the first Indy 500 in 1911 and came in 16th out of 40 entrants. The car completed 192 laps of the 200 lap race and was still running when it was flaggged since the top 12 finishers had completed the race which only paid twelve places. This postcard can be seen in my Indiana listings on my website at Moody's Postcards.

1 comment:

papel1 said...

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