Don Keefe

Gold Recipient

2018 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition

A High Price for Perfection: Saga of the Gaylord, Article

Excerpt from The Article

The years immediately following the end of World War II were an incredibly active and innovative time in the history of the automobile, particularly in America, where the pent-up demand for new cars was huge. Three-and-a-half years of automobile production were cancelled by the time the war ended, there were countless worn-out cars on their last legs. Many that weren’t sacrificed to wartime scrap-metal drives had certainly seen better days. The established domestic manufacturers understood that they had to strike while the iron was…

Full article available in April 2017 issue of Collectible Automobile.

Comprehensive, well-researched, well-written and little-known story of a rich man's luxury chariot that (like others before and since) never quite made it to production.

Judges Comment
Automotive Heritage

About Automotive Heritage

Leave a Reply