The Joy of Eccentricity

The Joy of Eccentricity

Milton O. Reeves was not a man without imagination. He was also a man with steadfast determination that was not afraid of ridicule or derision, a particularly important quality if you intend to manufacture and market a six or eight-wheel car, with an astounding and...
The Amazing Mr. Brown

The Amazing Mr. Brown

It was bigger than the rush spawned by the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in California in 1849. And like the legendary California gold rush, the infancy of the auto industry was an era of swashbuckling eccentrics, entrepreneurs, dreamers, visionaries, and...
A Clean Sweep

Fact, Fiction & Carpet Cleaning

Myth, misinformation, and old wives tales affect everything from politics and pandemics to white bread and the sale of automobiles. They also affect the cleaning of carpets. As a case in point consider the myth that steam cleaning carpets will lead to the growth of...
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