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BeeJay
07-16-2015, 11:46 AM
Scans from the 1954 Detroit Auto Show Program.

BobPalma
07-16-2015, 08:33 PM
;) An interesting list of dealers, to be sure.

In the Studebaker list is Davis Motor Sales at 421 E. Vernor Highway.

Does anyone know what is significant about Mr. Davis and his franchise? :cool: BP

2R2
07-16-2015, 09:32 PM
The First auto dealership operated by an African American?

BobPalma
07-19-2015, 01:17 PM
The First auto dealership operated by an African American?

:cool: BINGO! Studebaker was the first manufacturer to offer a franchise to an African-American. Mr. Davis even spoke at an SDC International Meet many years ago, although I am sure he has since passed away. :( BP