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Cruisin’ Pallooza 13: New York’s Automotive History

There’s a reason why New State is known as ‘The Empire State!’ It’s been the captain of U-S innovation and manufacturing since the early 1800’s. And it was, at one time a leader in the manufacture of automobiles.

And it almost makes perfect sense that Cruisin’Pallooza 13 is located in the exact same local, that produced it’s very own horseless carriage!

The Whitney Automobile was manufactured in Whitney Point between 1902 – 1903. The car sold for $850.00, top and fenders were $70.00 extra. I have never actually seen one, but I would like to.

There are 16 different makes of cars produced in the Empire State since
1894. From Buckmobiles, made in Utica from 1903 to 1905, to the famous Pierce-Arrow brand made in Buffalo, New York was a hotbed of automobile manufacturing in the early 20th century.

The Franklin Automobile Company was an American manufacturer of automobiles in the United States between 1902 and 1934 in Syracuse, New York.

Herbert H. Franklin founded the H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company in 1893 and, in 1901, teamed up with engineer John Wilkinson to develop an air-cooled engine. In 1902, the Franklin automobile was introduced.

One of my favorites is the O-We-go, manufactured where else, but in Owego, NY.

You might just see one of these fine antique autos, at this years New York Smokers Quitline 1-866-NY-Quits Cruisin’Pallooza, Presented by Gary’s U-Pull-It. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 28th, 29th and 30th at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, NY.  Friday admission is free. Saturday is 5-dollars per person and Sunday admission is 3-dollars. Kids 10 and under are free.

For more info go to the events tab above and click on Cruisin’Pallooza. Or call 607-725-1446. We’ll see you at ‘The Pallooza.”


Thanks to the New York Classic Car Museum

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