History
Click here to see 3 Hupmobile history books.
All 3 books are listed alphabetically by the author's last name.
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The Hupmobile Story: From Beginning to End by Bill Cuthbert
(MT Publishing Co.; Evansville, IN; 2004)

From the firm's under-funded and fragile beginning in 1908, this publication describes the initial struggles, rapid and steady successful growth and final endeavor prior to termination of this historic automobile.

Contains over 400 illustrations from original sources, which complement the detailed text.

Authored by Bill Cuthbert, a retired aerospace engineer, who has studied the Hupmobile for nearly half a century.

Limited edition of only 750 copies. 11" x 8.5"

This is the only comprehensive book on the history of Hupmobile. For that reason alone, it's a valuable resource.

However, like a lot of the books published by MT Publishing, there's almost no proofreading. Typos are rampant. This really is an enthusiast's effort without a lot of oversight by the publisher.

If you can withstand some grammar/punctuation pot holes, this book is totally worth it.

Hardcover, Used: Since this book was published in a very limited quantity, you'll find used copies in the $500-$600 range.

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Industrial Design by Raymond Loewy
(Overlook TP; New York, NY; 2007)

The 20th Century's most famous industrial designer got his start in automotive design with Hupmobile.

The Hupp Company hired him as a consultant in 1930, and he immediately made an impression at Hupmobile.

This book - the last one that Loewy ever wrote - features some of the work that he did at Hupmobile.

Softcover, New: $29.70. Used copies are in the $25 range.

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Three Men in a Hupp: Around the World by Automobile by James A. Ward
(Stanford General Books; Stanford, CA; 2003)

In late 1910, three American adventurers set off on a remarkable around-the-world journey by automobile.

Sponsored by the Hupp Motor Car Corporation, the trip was intended to publicize the durability of the Hupmobile and help stimulate export sales.

The car was first driven from Detroit to San Francisco—a very difficult journey in its own right in 1910. From San Francisco, the car and its drivers took a steamship to Hawaii, and from there to Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania, unloading and touring at each port of call.

The men and their machine spent the next five weeks attempting to drive through the Philippines, and then pushed on to Japan and China, where they managed to stay one step ahead of the Chinese revolution.

They then drove across India, and from there, sailed to Egypt, bringing the first automobile ever to be seen in that country. Next, the Hupmobilists sailed to Italy. In Rome, the adventurers met Pope Pius X, and then drove north to Germany and France.

They crossed the English Channel to Folkstone, toured England, and then ferried from Liverpool to Ireland. They returned to New York in time for the 1912 auto show.

In the end, the Hupmobile was driven 41,000 miles and transported by steamship another 28,000. A new world was dawning, both for transportation and for American business enterprise.

Ward is clearly a scholar, but he tells a great adventure story and illustrates it with over 100 photographs from the journey.

If you loved the story of Dr. Horatio Nelson and the first cross-country drive in an automobile (a 1903 Winton!), you'll love this book.

Hardcover, New: $13.00

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