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The Greenfield plant design team for the turbine program

Left to Right - Bob Pauley, Reggie Bloor, Bill Fox, John Mozni - (Manager), Marcella McKenzie - (Secretary), Al Simek, Charley Gallaher, Harold Liephart, Mike Rogowski, Ed Caldwell, Sy Schemansky and Charley Lux. These people worked very closely with the Engineering labs at Highland Park to make the assembly of the turbine cars a success.

(Thanks to Mr. Schemansky's son for sharing this photo with me and two former engineers who supplied the names to the faces.)

The Greenfield plant was the only turbine car assembly plant in the United States. Below is a shot of the assembly line at the plant. Up to three cars were being assembled at a time as the bodies arrived from Italy.

The Greenfield plant as it appeared in 2005.


Thanks to Steve Lehto* for his contribution of these two photos of the place where the fifty Ghia cars were assembled in 1963 and 1964. The plant today is being used as a warehouse by a popcorn company and the front offices house an insurance agent.


Below is a aerial photo from Google Earth (tm) that shows where the only Turbine Car assembly plant in the USA is located (2005 anyway.)



(*)Steve Lehto's new book is available on Amazon.com now!

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