And that made Steve ponder, perhaps. Or, he realized it had been a while since he'd rearranged my brain... so he did it again. He blew my mind. For the umpteenth time. Great guy!
It turns out that Al Davis was a car radio installation guy, who made a company out of it, and in the same type of business as Mad Man Muntz he was a success. He had a good enough business or location that Rock Hudson (big celebrity in movies and tv, and the first hollywood star to die of aids) was a customer in 1963
How in the world Steve does that, I'll never know. I Googled Al Davis, and all that came up was the LA Raiders past owner. I even tried AL Davis AM car radio. Nothing.
Steve has a couple websites, http://serviside.blogspot.com/ and http://dullcrayon.blogspot.com/ and http://booksbythebedside.blogspot.com/ and when he is posting, he's a avalanche of awesome info. re: http://serviside.blogspot.com/2011/11/land-tugs-de-dion-bouton-steam-bogie.html and the land tugs research and posts he did.