The REO Motor Car Company
The REO Motor Car Company was an American automobile manufacturer founded in 1904 by Ransom E. Olds. The company was based in Lansing, Michigan and produced a range of vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses, and even fire engines.
REO Motor Car Company was known for its innovative designs and engineering. One of its most famous models was the REO Speed Wagon, a light truck that was introduced in 1915 and became popular as a delivery vehicle during the 1920s and 1930s. The REO Flying Cloud was another popular model, introduced in 1927, which featured an inline six-cylinder engine and a streamlined design.
During World War II, REO Motor Car Company produced military trucks and other vehicles for the war effort. After the war, the company struggled to compete with larger automakers and was eventually acquired by the White Motor Company in 1957. The REO name was phased out shortly thereafter, and the company ceased production of automobiles in 1975.