Autocar Company

Autocar logo 1912
Autocar 12HP Tourer 1903
Autocar 12HP Tonneau 1904
1908 Autocar XV
Autocar built a wide variety of transportation and combat vehicles during World War II, including the M2 half-track, M3 half-track (pictured), and M5 half-track
1987 Autocar DK-64 wrecker with 60 ton lift
1987 Autocar garbage truck
2017 Autocar Xpeditor (ACX) refuse truck
Autocar Xpert (ACMD)
1920s era Under-Seat engined Autocar Delivery truck
c. 1930 Autocar Model DA logging truck
Autocar dump hoists
Early Autocar delivery truck
World War II Autocar tractor
1950 and 1971 Autocar tractors
1971 Autocar tractor
1971 Autocar flatbed
1987 Autocar tractor
Autocar ACL flatbed

American specialist manufacturer of severe-duty, Class 7 and Class 8 vocational trucks, with its headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Motor vehicle designed to transport cargo, carry specialized payloads, or perform other utilitarian work.

Freightliner M2 dump truck
A Mack Titan road train in Australia
Liebherr T 282B hybrid electric mining truck
A Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV battery-electric truck.
A Sentinel steam wagon
Daimler Motor-Lastwagen from 1898
President Joe Biden test driving the Ford F-150 Lighting all-electric pick up at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center
Mannesmann Mulag truck at the Finlayson factory in Tampere, Finland in 1921
A Japanese concrete mixer
Might-E Truck from Canadian Electric Vehicles
A Piaggio Porter
Tata Super Ace in Indonesia
A Ford Ranger pickup truck
Fuso Canter, 8th Generation in Taiwan.
A cement mixer is an example of a Class 8 heavy truck
Seddon Atkinson Stratos refuse compactor
In Pakistan the majority of trucks are colorful and decorated
ALMA antenna transporters are 20 m long, 10 m wide, weigh 130 t and drive on 28 tires.
A cabover truck
Streamlined conventional cab
Cab beside engine
Cummins ISB 6.7L medium-duty truck diesel engine
A truck rear suspension and drive axles overview
Eaton Roadranger 18 speed "crash box" with automated gearshift
A truck rear frame (chassis) section view
Pickup truck frame (right rear view)
Inside a Mack truck
Inside a Mercedes-Benz truck
Inside a Navistar 9000
DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer carrying Škoda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales
Truck cab filter housing using a contiguous series of pre-, HEPA, and charcoal panel filters
Trucking accident at Elst (Netherlands) 2012-03-23

The first truck in the United States was built by Autocar in 1899 and was available with 5 or engines.

Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Unincorporated community and census-designated place spanning the border between Delaware and Montgomery counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

Ardmore train station sign from the PRR era
Drawing of Ardmore train station c. 1875
Lancaster Ave/US-30 runs through downtown Ardmore.
The Ardmore West Shopping Center
Ardmore Presbyterian Church, on an early postcard

The Autocar Company moved its headquarters to Ardmore in 1899 and constructed a factory on the edge of the downtown area.

Drive shaft

Component for transmitting mechanical power and torque and rotation, usually used to connect other components of a drivetrain that cannot be connected directly because of distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them.

Drive shaft with universal joints at each end and a spline in the centre
3D animation of a Cardan shaft in a z-arrangement
Škoda 422 rear axle, suspension and drive shaft on display at the Škoda Museum
A truck two section propeller shaft
The exposed drive shaft on BMW's first motorcycle, the R32
The rear drive shaft, crankshaft and front drive shaft of a Shay locomotive
A shaft-driven bicycle

The pioneering automobile industry company, Autocar, was the first to use a drive shaft in a gasoline-powered car.

Volvo Trucks

Truck manufacturing division of Volvo based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

A 2013 model Volvo FH16. The Volvo FH series was introduced in 1993 and is Volvo Trucks' most commercially successful truck.
Volvo FM500 in Taiwan
Volvo LV63 Truck 1929
Volvo L495 Titan Truck 1965
Volvo F88-49T Truck 1970
1995 Volvo WG, the first year that this old White GMC truck was marketed as a Volvo
2016 Volvo VNL 670
Volvo VHD dump truck (US)
Volvo NL12 tractor truck in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Volvo FL 6 from the mid-1990s
Volvo FH16 700

As part of the acquisition, Volvo acquired the White, Autocar, and the dormant Sterling brands; the Canadian Western Star truck brand was spun off into an independent company.

Cab over

Body style of truck, bus, or van that has a vertical front, "flat face" or a semi-hood, with the cab of the truck sitting above (or forward of) the front axle.

Volvo FH cab-over lorry
The cab-over configuration is common for garbage trucks, as the short wheelbase allows a tight turning radius and the low cab height eases driver entry and exit.
Vintage COE: 1942 Chevrolet
Preserved International Harvester Metro Van in Portland, Oregon in 2012
The 1962 Sisu KB-112/117 was the first European serial produced truck with a hydraulically tiltable cabin, enabling easy access to the engine.
A Mack F series truck
Mercedes-Benz Actros semi-trailer truck
Tatra 813 Kolos 8x8 Drive Military Truck
Land Rover 101 Forward Control with radio-vehicle body

Autocar, the oldest surviving motor vehicle manufacturer in America, produces primarily cabover trucks.

White Motor Company

American automobile, truck, bus and agricultural tractor manufacturer from 1900 until 1980.

Advertisement for the White Sewing Machine Company's 1905 model
A 1907 White Model G steam touring car at the Henry Ford Museum.
Taft's car
1909 White touring car at the Petersen Automotive Museum
1904 White Model D
1909 White Truck at Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
White truck in Iquique, Chile
White truck in the Chicago Fire Department from 1930 to 1941
Two Red Jammers at the Prince of Wales Hotel
1910 White touring car
White railcar in the collection of the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
1962 tractor

White acquired several truck manufacturing companies during this time: Sterling (in 1951), Autocar (in 1953),

Brass Era car

American term for the early period of automotive manufacturing, named for the prominent brass fittings used during this time for such things as lights and radiators.

1905 Jackson Model C
A Royal Tourist model US Army vehicle, circa 1906. The vehicle was the conveyance of General Frederick Funston (leftmost figure in the back seat).
A 1911 K-R-I-T advertisement
A Stanley Steamer racecar in 1903; in 1906, a similar Stanley Rocket set the world land speed record at 205.5 km/h (127.6 mi/h) at Daytona Beach Road Course.

Autocar Company (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)


Civilian or military vehicle with regular wheels at the front for steering and continuous tracks at the back to propel the vehicle and carry most of the load.

Citroën P17 half-track truck of the early 1930s
A car from Tsar Nicholas II of Russia's personal car pool converted with Kégresse tracks
Vladimir Lenin's Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost with Kégresse track, converted by the Putilov Plant), at Gorki Leninskiye
A restored Lombard steam log hauler in New Hampshire, US, in 2008
The Holt 75 model gasoline-powered Caterpillar tractor. Later models were produced without the front "tiller wheel".
Artillery tractors (here a Holt tractor) used by the French Army in 1914-1915
A Holt tractor towing artillery through a French village in 1916
BA-30 armored car
US 9th Armored Division halftracks advance through Engers, Germany, March 27, 1945
M16 .50 AA Quad on an M3 half-track
Allied victory parade August 23, 1944, with IH Half-Tracks
A German Schützenpanzer Sd.Kfz. 251 half-track. Photograph taken in 1942 in Berlin
A German Sd.Kfz. 10/4 or 10/5
with Behelfspanzerung
A small Sd.Kfz. 2, with the characteristic Schachtellaufwerk overlapped/interleaved roadwheels
Half-track in use in Norfolk, UK in 1993
Israeli modified M3 Half-track, armed with 20 mm cannon
German Sd.Kfz. 11 half-track
First Linn tractor, 1916
British semi-tracked armoured personnel carrier Kégresse track 30cwt.
Preserved M9 Half-track.
M3 Half Track, Thunder Over Michigan.
Israeli M3 halftrack with Eyal crane latrun
M3 halftrack ambulance
M3 halftrack with Browning M2 machine guns
German halftrack at Museum of the American GIs
Sd.Kfz. 251/9 "Stummel"
Opel Maultier exiting a Me 323.
M5 Halftrack open top seating.
SOMUA MCG on display at Musée des Blindés
Sd.Kfz. 9
German Sd.Kfz. 250 halftrack.
Sd.Kfz. 9 pulls tank
Sd.Kfz. 10/2
Sd.Kfz. 10
Imperial Japanese Army Type 1 Ho-Ha
Civilian halftrack Waldschlepper as a forestry vehicle
Halftrack glacier crawler at Höfn

The other manufacturers, Autocar and Diamond T, built 12,168 and 12,421, respectively.

Allegheny Cemetery

One of the largest and oldest burial grounds in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Allegheny Cemetery in 2008
The Butler Street entrance (1870 portion)
The 1848 portion of the Butler Street Gatehouse (located beside the 1870 portion of the Butler Street entrance shown in the above picture)
The Penn Avenue Gatehouse, built in 1887
The cemetery has many hills, lakes, and wooded areas.
Angel of the Resurrection on James B. Hogg monument (sculpted by Henry Kirke Brown, ca. 1850)
Angel of the Resurrection on James B. Hogg monument (sculpted by Henry Kirke Brown, ca. 1850)
Faith, Hope and Charity on Moorhead Column (sculpted by Carl Conrads, 1877)

Louis Semple Clarke (1867–1957), automotive pioneer, founder of the Autocar Company and member of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club

Birmingham, Alabama

City in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama.

Child labor at Avondale Mills in Birmingham, 1910, photo by Lewis Hine
L&N rail yard at Birmingham, ca. 1900
Panorama of Birmingham, Alabama in 1916
16th Street Baptist Church, now a National Historic Landmark
Birmingham skyline at night from atop the City Federal Building, July 1, 2015
Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
Birmingham skyline
St. Paul's Cathedral in downtown Birmingham
AT&T City Center in downtown
The Alabama Theatre, 2010
The Sloss Furnaces
Joe Minter's African Village in America is a half-acre visionary art environment near downtown Birmingham.
The Vulcan statue on a pedestal in Vulcan Park atop Red Mountain
Regions Field is the home to the Birmingham Barons baseball team
Woodlawn High School, a magnet high school
Railroad Park near downtown
Interstate 59 (co-signed with Interstate 20) approaching Interstate 65 in downtown Birmingham

Birmingham has rebounded with the growth of companies like HealthSouth, Alabama Power Company, Hibbett Sports, Autocar Company, and Books-A-Million.