R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

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Photos by Steve Purdy

Ransom Eli Olds founded both the Oldsmobile automobile brand and the REO car and truck brands. The Oldsmobile company he left in 1903 ended up in the fold of giant General Motors. Meanwhile, R.E. went off to start the company represented by his initials.

The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing, Michigan celebrates both companies. This gallery is comprised of images from the museum and from a variety of classic and collector car shows where we’ve encountered these cars and trucks.

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Steve Purdy has been writing about and photographing cars, both old and new, for over 30 years. His words and images have appeared in more than a dozen publications and his photos have been featured in a variety of galleries. He has been involved in radio, film and TV projects as well including the creation of his own radio show about automobiles and motorsports that is currently part of the Web-based Michigan Business Network. His first love is classic and collector cars which, he says, represent the best in automobile aesthetics.