American Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles of World War I (Paperback)

Illustrated Histories of 225 Manufacturers

By Albert Mroz

McFarland & Company, 9780786439676, 419pp.

Publication Date: December 16, 2009

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Even before American involvement in World War I, motor vehicle manufacturing in the United States was widespread and diverse, though the war served to expand the market rapidly. Hundreds of companies were building vehicles for military as well as civilian use during this time. From their beginnings until their demise, the histories of 225 companies that manufactured cars, trucks or motorcycles for the civilian market are provided, along with illustrations and specs of representative models from each company that existed in 1917 and 1918.

About the Author

The late Albert Mroz was a author, artist, photographer, and musician. He was employed as a machine designer in Silicon Valley for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Society of Automotive Historians, and the American Truck Historical Society, and was on the advisory board of the Hays Truck Museum.