Dodge in World War II

Dodge in World War II

 

The scene above is somewhere in France in 1944, only days after D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, and these soldiers have driven deep behind the lines in their Dodge WC-56 command car. But did you know that Dodge’s contribution to the war effort went far beyond cars and trucks? Here’s more.

 

After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the big Dodge Main plant in Detroit was converted almost…

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Dodge in World War II

Where Dodge Was Born

Where Dodge Was Born

 

At the corner of Beaubien and Lafayette Streets in Detroit’s downtown entertainment district, there’s a handsome old brick structure known as the BoydellBuilding. It’s a bustling, happy place with several popular restaurants on the ground floor.

 

The Boydell Building was a busy place back in 1901, too, but for an entirely different reason. Back then, this was the center of Detroit’s industrial district, and the ground floor of this very…

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Where Dodge Was Born

What’s in a Name? Logos from Past and Present

Whats in a Name

 

Badges, scripts, emblems, logos…no matter what you call them, there’s plenty of mystique tied up in a vehicle’s nameplate.

 

When the Dodge brothers, Horace and John, built their first automobile back in 1914, their final touch was a small enamel badge on the radiator with their company logo: a circle with two interlocking triangles inside, one white and one black, forming…

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What’s in a Name? Logos from Past and Present