Old News – Auto News

Three short stories of the automobile industry as related to western NY.


Wednesday, June 6, 1917

A national team reliability contest is to start out of Buffalo July 17 and continue for three days, traveling the highways in the western section of New York state. Secretary Lewis of the Buffalo Auto Club is mapping out a course for the ten car teams entered in the big contest and is arranging accommodations for the more than 300 motorists who will participate in the event. The match will finish Thursday evening, July 19, when a big banquet will be staged and the winning team announced. Widespread interest in the contest gives assurance that there will be keen inter-city rivalry throughout the tour and that the event is destined to continue annually as one of the leading national motoring contests.

Present conditions at the Selden factory seem to indicate that before very long Rochester will be the home of one of the largest truck manufacturing plants in this country. Only recently a large addition was built on the Selden factory and there is need for another extension already. During the [ast week Selden dealers from Los Angeles, Cal., Seattle, Wash., Chicago, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis., visited the factory and requested the doubling and in some cases the trebling of their scheduled shipment.

The well known White pleasure cars and trucks are to be handled in Rochester hereafter by the White Motor Sales Company. Announcement of the new organization was made yesterday. N. O. Tassel, who has been prominently identified with the automobile trade in the city for the past ten years, will be the manager. The company will occupy as soon as completed a large salesroom and garage on Scio street. The White service station on Circle street will be continued as usual.