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Reintroduction of popular early car model generated excitement at Wedekind dealership in ’50

Two guys, the open road and high adventure: It wasn't “Route 66” and a Chevrolet Corvette — it was Schenectady County and a new Nash automobile from Wedekind Motors. This photo starred George Wedekind at far left.
Two guys, the open road and high adventure: It wasn't “Route 66” and a Chevrolet Corvette — it was Schenectady County and a new Nash automobile from Wedekind Motors. This photo starred George Wedekind at far left.
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Nothing against Chevrolet, but George Wedekind preferred that people saw the USA in a Nash. Wedekind Motors was a Nash dealership in Schenectady, and the 1950s were great days for the company’s Rambler model. The Rambler name was an old one for automobile fans. The Thomas B. Jeffrey Co. manufactured the first Rambler in 1902, in Kenosha, Wis. The company put 1,500 on the road that first year. In 1914, a few years after Jeffrey’s ...


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