Amazines Free Article Archive - Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133564)
 Advice (161668)
 Affiliate Programs (34799)
 Art and Culture (73853)
 Automotive (145708)
 Blogs (75610)
 Boating (9851)
 Books (17223)
 Buddhism (4130)
 Business (1330527)
 Business News (426444)
 Business Opportunities (366517)
 Camping (10973)
 Career (72797)
 Christianity (15848)
 Collecting (11638)
 Communication (115088)
 Computers (241949)
 Construction (38960)
 Consumer (49953)
 Cooking (17081)
 Copywriting (6733)
 Crafts (18203)
 Cuisine (7549)
 Current Affairs (20316)
 Dating (45908)
 EBooks (19703)
 E-Commerce (48258)
 Education (185514)
 Electronics (83521)
 Email (6438)
 Entertainment (159849)
 Environment (28949)
 Ezine (3040)
 Ezine Publishing (5453)
 Ezine Sites (1551)
 Family & Parenting (111007)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196597)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11853)
 Feng Shui (134)
 Finance & Investment (310616)
 Fitness (106469)
 Food & Beverages (63042)
 Free Web Resources (7941)
 Gambling (30227)
 Gardening (25202)
 Government (10517)
 Health (630112)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44083)
 Home Business (91611)
 Home Improvement (251209)
 Home Repair (46241)
 Humor (4721)
 Import - Export (5458)
 Insurance (45104)
 Interior Design (29617)
 International Property (3488)
 Internet (191027)
 Internet Marketing (146687)
 Investment (22861)
 Islam (1161)
 Judaism (1352)
 Law (80504)
 Link Popularity (4596)
 Manufacturing (20911)
 Marketing (99312)
 MLM (14140)
 Motivation (18233)
 Music (26999)
 New to the Internet (9496)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129734)
 Organizing (7813)
 Party Ideas (11855)
 Pets (38167)
 Poetry (2229)
 Press Release (12689)
 Public Speaking (5641)
 Publishing (7565)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126644)
 Recreation & Leisure (95491)
 Relationships (87674)
 Research (16182)
 Sales (80348)
 Science & Technology (110286)
 Search Engines (23514)
 Self Improvement (153298)
 Seniors (6220)
 Sexuality (36010)
 Small Business (49310)
 Software (83032)
 Spiritual (23512)
 Sports (116154)
 Tax (7663)
 Telecommuting (34070)
 Travel & Tourism (308272)
 UK Property Investment (3123)
 Video Games (13382)
 Web Traffic (11790)
 Website Design (56918)
 Website Promotion (36662)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35844)
Author Spotlight

I'm a full-time Writer, dreamer and chief executive manager. I write to release my true stories in t...more

I am in Nepalest tourism industery working since 2000 as a trekking porter to the senior tour leader...more

Suman Aryal is a skilled tour and trekking operator with expertise in organizing and writing itinera...more

I am an essay writer with vast experience in data analysis, PowerPoint writing and research paper ed...more

Pushpa Srivastava is an SEO strategist that helps online business owners figure out how to grow thei...more

1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile driven out of storage at MSU by Kjdejg Ljdeuhf

Article Author Biography
1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile driven out of storage at MSU by
Article Posted: 08/15/2012
Article Views: 146
Articles Written: 6
Word Count: 468
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile driven out of storage at MSU

Within the depths of Spartan Stadium, sharing space with a horse-drawn hearse, carriages and boats was a lone automobile — a 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile put together by Lansing auto pioneer Ransom E. Olds.

The antique roadster was pulled from the storage area it had been stashed away in for about a decade Tuesday morning and driven very slowly down a ramp of Spartan Stadium, all the while strapped to a Smart car just in case the brakes failed.

“We have it on good authority the last Nike Air Max 180 person to ride in it was R.E. Olds himself,” said James Perkins, chairman of R.E. Olds Transportation Museum board.

The vehicle will be on display at the R.E. Olds Museum in Lansing while on loan from Michigan State University. Olds built the car specifically for MSU.

Known as the first mass-produced gasoline automobile, the Curved Dash was also the most popular model during its heyday between 1903 and 1907, at one point making up about 40 percent of all cars on the road during that time, said Jim Walkinshaw, an Oldsmobile historian and former R.E. Olds Transportation Museum board member.

The car debuted in 1901 and about 19,000 Curved Dashes were built during the production run. They sold for about $650 and were considered an affordable option at the time.

Walkinshaw took to the Olds’ driver’s seat Tuesday, controlling the tiller in the vehicle he said “steers like a dream,” though the donated MSU auto does need “a lot of work.”

The car’s maximum speed is 20 miles per hour, “not very fast, but when you’re coming from a horse, 20 miles per hours is not bad,” Walkinshaw said.

The Curved Dash is named for the curve of the dash, modeled after the curves in wagons to keep mud from splashing onto the driver and passengers, said Val Berryman, curator of history for the MSU Museum.

R.E. Olds Transportation Museum officials first contacted the MSU Museum about loaning the car about a month ago, Berryman said.

R.E. Olds originally put together the vehicle in 1947, using a 1903 body and adding various parts, he said. He donated the vehicle to MSU so the university could own an example of a Curved Dash Olds.

The vehicle had been on display at MSU until about 10 years ago when it was moved to make room for a changing exhibit space, Berryman said.

Three generations of R.E. Olds’ family were at Air Max Shoes 2009 Spartan Stadium to witness the move, including Olds’ granddaughter through marriage, Doris Anderson, 91.

“It’s startling because I didn’t know it was here,” she said.

The vehicle will be on display next to the oldest Oldsmobile in existence — an 1897 model on loan from the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., Perkins said.

Related Articles - Nike, Air, Max, 180,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.


Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
Please enter the code in the image:

 Author Login 
Register for Author Account


Advertiser Login


   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  


Great Paranormal Romance


After 60-plus years of living, I am just trying to pass down some of the information that I have lea...more

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through the...more

A postgraduate in Fashion Technology. Shalini is a writer at heart! Writing for her is an expression...more

James is a Research Enthusiast that focuses on the understanding of how things work and can be impro...more

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more

I am the editor of QUAY Magazine, a B2B publication based in the South West of the UK. I am also the...more

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more

Ryan Jones owns and operates this website, Having worked in the computer industry sin...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2023, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from under the GNU FDL license