1909 Hupmobile Model 20 Roadster at America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington.
The Model 20 was the first Hupmobile. Before he started the Hupp Motor Car Company, Robert C. Hupp worked at Oldsmobile and Ford. He felt that most cars were too big and cheaply made so he set out to make a car that would solve these problems while also being less expensive than its competitors. It was immediately successful. Hupmobile would go on to be associated with a few advancements in automotive technology among them was becoming the first company in the U.S. to build cars using all steel construction.
1984 (approximately) Polski FIAT 126p at Fuelfed Coffee and Classics in Winnetka, Illinois.
Polski FIAT was a brand set up to build FIATs under license in communist Poland. The factory known as
Fabryka Samochodów Małolitrażowych, or FSM, built more than 3 million 126ps starting in 1973 and ending a little more than a decade after the fall of Communism in 2000. Throughout its production, it was powered by a 594 cc, 652 cc, and 704 cc inline-2 cylinder engine mounted in the back. Because of its relative affordability, the 126p became a cultural icon and eventually the car was given the nickname “maluch” which means “baby” in Polish.
1976-1985 Alpine A310 at Fuelfed Coffee and Classics in Winnetka, Illinois.
Like its predecessor, the early Alpine A310s were powered by a rear-mounted four-cylinder engine developed by the famous French tuning house, Gordini. The later version however, is powered by a 2.7 liter, 150 horsepower (110 kW) V6 co-developed by Peugeot, Renault, and Volvo.
The A310 is often overshadowed by the A110 that came before it. While the A110′s classic lines are more traditionally good looking, the A310′s angular design and long, sweeping roofline gives it a more unique shape and is a beautiful car in its own right.