Early Indianapolis Auto Industry

The Indianapolis News article contained in the attachment below provides some excellent insights to the state of the automotive industry in Indiana on the day it was published - January 22, 1910. In 1909, the article reports that 74 automotive industry firms were established. Forty-Five Indiana factories were projected to produce 35,000 cars in the coming 12 months. Those statistics made Indiana second only to Michigan in automobile construction.


Let's go back to Christmas Day, 1910. The article contained in attachment NYautoNews122510 was published on that glorious occasion by the Indianapolis News. The article focuses on the participation of Indianapolis manufacturers in the two New York trade shows of the day. The reason for the two rival shows was the Selden Patent controversy.