Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Toppenish Junkyard

These images are from a junkyard that is in Toppenish Washington. All of the vehicles are pre 50's with only a few from the 50's. I saw many makes that I did not recognize the name like Fageol and Reo. Fageol was founded in 1916 in Oakland California and it did not survive the depression. In 1938 T. A. Peterman bought the factory and its contents it later went on to become Peterbilt. REO Motor Car Company was in Lansing Michigan originally the company was to be called "R. E. Olds Motor Car Company," but the owner of Olds' previous company, then called Olds Motor Works, objected and threatened legal action on the grounds of likely confusion of names by consumers. Olds then changed the name to his initials. Olds Motor Works soon adopted the popular name of its vehicles, Oldsmobile (which, along with Buick and Cadillac, became founding divisions of General Motors Corporation). The band REO Speedwagon was named after a Reo flatbed truck. Neal Doughty a member of the band had studied transportation.

A GMC truck

Two Fageol trucks on the left and a REO truck on the right in the back of the image

There is another post from this junkyard Toppenish JunkYard (Garages).

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