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Three Men in a Hupp free pdf In late 1910, three American adventurers set off on a remarkable around-the-world journey by automobile. Sponsored by the Hupp Motor Car Corporation, the trip was intended to publicize the durability of the Hupmobile and help stimulate export sales. The car was first driven from Detroit to San Francisco - a very difficult journey in its own right in 1910. From San Francisco, the car and its drivers took a steamship to Hawaii, and from there to Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania, unloading and touring at each port of call. The men and their machine spent the next five weeks attempting to drive through the Philippines, and then pushed on to Japan and China, where they managed to stay one step ahead of the Chinese revolution. They moved on to Egypt by ship, bringing the first automobile ever to be seen in that country. They then backtracked for a period of arduous driving in India before sailing to Italy. In Rome, the adventurers met Pope Pius X, and then drove north to Germany and France. They crossed the English Channel to Folkestone, toured England, and then ferried form Liverpool to Ireland. They returned to New York in time for the 1912 auto show. In the end, the Hupmobile was driven 41,000 miles and transported by steamship another 28,000. A new world was dawning, both for transportation and for American business enterprise.

About James A. Ward

Jim Ward is Guerry Professor of History at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His most recent work in automotive history is The Fall of the Packard Motor Car Company (Stanford, 1995).

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Author : James A. Ward
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Data Published : 11 August 2003
ISBN : 0804734607
EAN : 9780804734608
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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