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1946 Opening of Carl’s Motor Company in Wilmington, CA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

UPDATE: Well, clearly the exhaustion got the best of me on this post. I thought this was a North Carolina story, when in fact it was a California story.

This November 11, 1946, article in the Wilmington Daily Press Journal highlights the opening of Carl’s Motor Company. I’d love to see an original of that photo.




4 Comments on “1946 Opening of Carl’s Motor Company in Wilmington, CA

  1. SE Pennsylvania Steve

    Dave, in the upper right hand corner the newspaper says it’s located in Wilmington, California. I didn’t know there was a Wilmington in California either.

  2. colin peabody

    Wilmington is a suburb city next to Long Beach, right along the Harbor and the terminal area for the cruise ships. 1200 N. Avalon is now some kind of school. The Willys dealership probably got bulldozed back in the 60s.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Thanks guys. I’ve corrected it. My comment explanation of our long day just disappeared. We have one more day of driving tomorrow. Hopefully, there will be some updates for Sunday.

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