The full name “Dodge Brothers” was used for the last time in the 1930 model year. John F. and Horace E Dodge passed away in 1920. Chrystler became a part of the company in 1928. Brothers was dropped from the names in 1931 and the marketing for the cars became simple Dodge. However, this name had applied only to trucks the year before. Even though part of the original names was dropped a pair of interlocking white and black triangles that created the original logo stuck around util 1939.
A 109-inch-wheelbase chassis with wood-spoke wheels and a six-cylinder, L-head engine that produced 61 horsepower was what the 1930 DD models were built on. While there quaint specification may seem almost primitive today, at the time the Dodge Brothers cars were highly regarded based on their engineering and construction.
In fact, few if any repairs were needed even after a run of thousands of miles made Dodge vehicles quite noteable. As a publicity exercise a Mileage Marathon sent a 1930 Dodge 8 Sedan aroungd the country and racking up over 104,000 miles in 13 months. Which in those days is an impressive feat. Being a taxicab didn’t even phase the Dodge’s nearly indestructible nature.
The early 1930s brought little prestige to taxi drivers. In fact, printing prices on the outsides of vehicles kept everyone honest. And back then, you could get pretty far on just 15 cents!
Sometimes as parents, you may feel like you drive a taxi! Since you can’t really charge your kind for the carpooling, you should at least have a ride that you can be proud of and meets all your needs. That is why a Dodge Grand Caravan St. Louis might be right for you!