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1268
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The author questions the courting of Mercedes-Benz by North Carolina and other southern states when that company announced plans to build a car plant in the United States.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 11 Issue 43, Oct 1993, p5, por Periodical Website
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8934
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After World War II, Americans wanted to buy consumer goods such as automobiles. Even though buyers had the money, however, they could not immediately get a car because of great demand. That is, unless they offered a bribe to the dealer who would let them buy a showroom car. Jeter tells a story of how one Greensboro man beat the car dealers at their own game.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 51 Issue 9, Feb 1984, p18, il
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12002
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North Carolina is thought of more as an agricultural state then one involved in the automobile industry. However, in 1979 there were 137 plants employing about 25,000 people who produced such products as tires, tubes, car batteries, truck and bus bodies, and a large range of parts and components.
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14194
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The Wizard was a new automobile, with a big factory located just outside of Charlotte; but, like many other auto ventures of thirty years ago, it did not pan out.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 17 Issue 41, Mar 1950, p7, 16, il
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24363
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Some industries are more influential than others. The growth of the automobile industry in North Carolina provides a useful example of how a single industry can impact overall growth and economic development in the state.
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29647
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There is a common thread that runs through North Carolina's vast automotive industry operations: family. North Carolina ranks number one in franchised dealerships in the nation, and Seventy-nine percent of the dealerships are family-owned
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 12, Dec 2007, p50-51, por
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31076
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Steve Stillwell, of Huntersville, North Carolina, organized the American Austin Bantam Car Club’s 43rd national meeting in the Lake Norman area. Owners of these tiny antique automobiles came together for a car showing and to learn about car restoration. This article provides a history of the Austins’ and Bantams’ car manufacturing, and Stillwell’s experience in restoring several of the original models.
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36307
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The ELF—a conglomeration of a car, bike, and trike—intends to ease traveling in an increasingly urbanized world. Companies on a roll with this form of transportation include the profiled Organic Transit of Durham and its European counterpart, Schaeffler AG. Promotion of the product included these advantages: safer than a bicycle, more weather resistant than a scooter, and not subject to laws related to the electronic bike market.