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Old 06-18-2014, 03:57 AM   #1
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Most on here have heard of the products of companies and manufacturers who are no longer around. If you think of a product, be it a firearm, car, or any other product that is no longer made under an old companies name, please post some pictures, information,trivia, or facts about it here.

i'll start with this. have you ever wondered how Playboy magazine got it's name?

Read the following for the answer.

http://wyrk.com/playboy-cars-were-made-in-buffalo/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playboy_Automobile_Company


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Old 06-18-2014, 09:09 PM   #2
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Yet another company with it's roots in Buffalo NY, Pierce Arrow made more than just cars until it closed it's doors in 1938. They partnered with Studebaker in 1929, and one of Pierce Arrow's best known employees was none other than Preston Tucker.

Some know about the Tucker car, but not many know that he designed and built a combat car during the build up to US involvement in WWII, that was turned down by the US Military. The reason? The US Government saw no need for a combat vehicle that was capable of speeds in excess of 100 MPH. They did keep one part of the car's design though, the turret. The power turet Preston designed was picked up by the US Navy, and the turret wound up on PT boats, landing craft, and B-17 and B-29 bombers.

http://www.pierce-arrow.org/history/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierce-Arrow_Motor_Car_Company

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Tucker
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The Chrysler Corp. abandoned the Plymouth line in 2001...Does that count..? They were spending alot of advertising money competing against theirself. Probably the same reason GM got rid of Olds, and Pontiac
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