Saturday, December 30, 2017

1920 Velie model 34

William Lamb Velie, the grandson of John Deere, started the Velie Carriage Company in 1902 in Moline, Illinois. By 1909, he switched to automobiles and incorporated the Velie Motor Vehicle Company.

 While the Velie used supplied engines in its first two model years, the company switched to its own four-cylinder engine in 1911, the same year a Velie driven by Howard Hall entered the inaugural Indianapolis 500.

The company continued to build automobiles – including a six-cylinder and an eight-cylinder – through 1928.

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