Ransome E Olds founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company in 1897.
In 1901 Ransome had a choice of prototype vehicles to put into production when a fire destroyed all but one and so fate determined that his assembly line would manufacture the Curved Dash like the 1904 example seen here.
The 20mph Curved Dash powered by a 5hp single cylinder motor was to become the first car to be assembled on a production line with interchangeable parts.
Joy Rainey and her partner Trevor Hulks had planned to take today’s featured 1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash on a journey across America when fate intervened and cancer took Trevor in 2010.
In 2013 Joy a regular hillclimb competitor decided to undertake the journey from Oceanside California to Ormond Beach in Florida in tribute to her partner and to raise funds for Cancer Research.
She completed the 2,600 mile trip in thirty two days in May 2013.
Joy has published a book “Joy Across America” about her adventure which is available from her website linked here.
Thanks for joining me on this “Joy Across America” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !