Category Archives: automobiles

York County garages eager to replace your Buick engine

I don’t think that today we usually replace any major components of our automobiles unless they fail, so I was surprised by a prominent ad in the March 25, 1948 Gazette and Daily pointing out the advantages of replacing the … Continue reading

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York’s Car History Commemorated at YOW

A friend just emailed me the photo above. It’s a commemorative decanter, shaped like a 1903 York-made six-wheeled Pullman automobile. The decanter was issued Michter’s Distillery near Schafferstown, Lebanon County, in the 1970s. Michter’s was perhaps the oldest still-operating distillery … Continue reading

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York Drivers Pretty Bad in the Past

While researching in the 1934 York newspapers, particularly the back page of the Dispatch where they used to gather all the York lead stories, I’ve noticed that drivers were just as careless then as they are now. A few samples, … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Mud between Red Lion and Dallastown

You think road construction causes problems for motorists now? The following news article, from the October 19, 1928 York Gazette, might make you appreciate modern techniques.

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York, PA Pullmans–Classy Automobiles of 100 Years Ago

After recently posting the article on the 20 horse power York-made Pullman’s win in a 1908 hill climb, I was curious to see what the car looked like. Click here to read about the hill climb. The newspaper article didn’t … Continue reading

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York, PA-Made Pullman Beats Out Other 20 Horsepower Cars

Automobile manufacturing was booming in York a hundred years ago. One of the most successful was the Pullman automobile, made by the York Motor Car Company. Manufacturers entered the cars in all kinds of races and competition to capture the … Continue reading

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York County Judge Rules in Favor of Mule

In a previous post I pointed out that traffic accidents made the news long before automobiles were invented. Click here to read about some pre-auto mishaps. The advent of the motor car caused just added to the mix, as shown … Continue reading

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Win a new 1958 Renault Dauphine at the York County Shopping Center

That’s what the York County Shopping Center (now York Marketplace) on East Market Street was offering in celebration of its Second Anniversary fifty years ago. Does anyone know who won the brand new 1958 rear-engine Renault Dauphine automobile? It was … Continue reading

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A Look Back at York County History

The York Gazette & Daily arrived the same day it was printed, via the U.S. mail, in rural York County when I was growing up. That was most certainly the main reason my parents, and many others like them who … Continue reading

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