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Ruxton – everybody’s favorite second-place winner in the early Depression-era front-drive sweepstakes – has quite the complicated history, as we students of automotive history know. That history also includes plenty of solid links to other automotive companies, making it perfect for a Hemmings Six Degrees of Automotive Separation Challenge.
So let’s make this week’s Ruxton challenge a simple fox-and-hound type challenge. Whoever leaves a comment first gets to suggest an automotive company to connect to Ruxton in six degrees or less. Whoever successfully connects that company to Ruxton gets to suggest another company, and so on and so forth. Remember, a connection consists of one company owning another, merging with another or sharing another’s parts.
As for the photo above, I know you’re all wondering what sort of Ruxton that is. It’s the 1929 Ruxton prototype Muller roadster that owner Don Berstein exhibited at this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
By the way, there will be no Six Degrees challenge next week, as I’ll be dodging raindrops at Hershey looking for new Six Degrees material. I imagine many of you loyal Six Degree’ers will be out there too, so we’ll just wait until the Friday following to play again.