Old Photo - Bay City Ford Dealership Street Scene

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 09:07 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 09:34 am:

Looks like delivery of a fleet sale. Can't quite make out the words on the sides, these are neat, strange looking trucks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 10:12 am:

Could that building be a distributorship? I would like to know more about this photo.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 10:22 am:

I wonder if the 7 running chassis units were sold then taken wherever for the bodies then reunited at the dealership for this photo.

Question: What's the difference between a dealership and a distributorship?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux Grayling Michigan on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 10:29 am:

Here's our bakery in Grayling Michigan. It was originally built as a Ford dealership in the 1920's. I was told that the owner traded some land in the U.P. to Henry, for a dealership. There are pictures inside of the interior when it was a Ford dealership.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux Grayling Michigan on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 10:31 am:

The door with the roof over it, on the side of the building, is where the model T's went in and out.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 04:58 pm:

Henry,
The difference between dealership and distributorship is 5 letters! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 07:12 pm:

Henry...basically more "markup"!! Distributor buys from factory, marks it up, sells to the dealer, who marks it up again. Nothing like capitalism!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Parker on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 09:27 pm:

It may have been the Bay City Ford Dealership on the corner of E. Kearsley and Harrison St., Flint, MI. Nothing there now. A fellow named Otto Graff was the owner that signed on with Ford in 1914 to sell 125 cars a year.

Ken in Texas

(Message edited by drkbp on March 02, 2016)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach, CA on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 11:36 pm:

There are only two cities named "Bay City" in the U.S.A. One is in Michigan and the other in Texas. Each has only about 40,000 population or less. Why seven trucks for such small towns ?

I enlarged the picture and it looks like Bay city Market. There is still an open market in Bay City Texas to this day.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Parker on Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 07:42 am:

That first letter in the third word could be an "M". It does not seem to be an F.

Ken in Texas


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux Grayling Michigan on Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 08:23 am:

I was wondering why Bay City Michigan would have open cab Fords. Texas makes more sense.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 09:11 am:

Frank-

There is a Bay City, Oregon. It is just up Highway 101 from Tillamook, Oregon, home of the world famous Pig 'n' Ford Races.

http://www.ci.bay-city.or.us/History.htm

Bay City, Oregon: Population 1265. Sa-lute!

: ^ )


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Solak, Chicago, IL area on Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 09:33 am:

Which of the Bay City-s had a street car line?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach, CA on Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 09:49 am:

Ken, Bay City Oregon has only 1200 people and would hardly require seven trucks.

Bay City Michigan and Texas both have over 40,000 people in them at this time.


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