The Woods Motor Vehicle Company of Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1899 in response to the East Coast-based Electric Vehicle Company, began its growth after a reorganization in late 1902.
1913 Ford Model T Roadster
"You can paint it any color, so long as it ís black" is one of the best-known Fordisms. The Model T pervaded the world, as it did the hearts of its owners.
1913 Rolls-Royce Tourer
The partnership of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce was an uncommon one. Royce found himself the man of the house at the age of nine, selling newspapers and delivering telegrams, whereas Rolls was the wealthy son of British nobility.
1913 Stevens-Duryea Tourer
In 1893, brothers J. Frank and Charles E. Duryea built what is considered one of the first American gasoline automobiles. Two Duryeas competed in the very first London-to-Brighton Emancipation Run in 1896, with J. Frank taking first place.
1914 Rauch & Lang Roadster
Rauch & Lang built electric-powered automobiles. This roadster was first owned by Col. E.H. Green, savior of the 1841 whaling ship Charles W. Morgan.
1914 Rolls-Royce Limousine
"The best car in the world." That is how one British journalist described the Rolls-Royce 40/50 upon hearing of the Herculean accomplishment of chassis number 13 of the new Rolls-Royce model in 1907.
1916 Reo The Fifth
Despite its present appearance, this delivery truck rolled off the assembly line as a touring car, Reo's R-5. Basically a refinement of the company's first four-cylinder vehicle, the R-4, the Fifth was declared by Olds to be his farewell car.
1916 Scripps Booth Roadster
Scripps-Booth produced automobiles from 1912 to 1917, when it was absorbed by Chevrolet. The last of its name was assembled from parts on hand by General Motors in 1922.
1916 Woods Mobilette Roadster
The story of the Woods Mobilette is one that could be taken straight from today's headlines: Inventor of Gasoline/Electric Vehicle Turns Attention to High Mileage Gasoline Cars.