In August of 1908, Barney Everett, William Metzger and Walter Flanders merged several smaller motorcar companies to form the E-M-F corporation of Michigan. From 1909 to 1912 the E-M-F “30” motorcar was produced, in various body styles. The number refers to the horsepower of the engine. Prices ranged from $1000 to $1250. The young E-M-F company had no means of marketing their cars and Studebaker offered to sell them through their national distribution network. By the end of 1910, the E-M-F Company merged with Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company to form The Studebaker Corporation. By the end of 1912, the E-M-F motorcar vanished into obscurity like so many other orphan marques of the day, and eventually, like Studebaker itself. Luckily for us, some fine examples of these cars have survived and are still humming along country roadways for some to remember and all to enjoy.
These pictures were taken on the first tour of E-M-F Company vehicles organized by the newly chartered E-M-F Registry of the Horseless Carriage Club of America for E-M-F, Flanders & Everitt owners. Aptly dubbed the E-M-F Company Outing, the tour was held in the Barkeyville Pennsylvania area, on July 26-30th, 2004.
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Also along on the tour were several other historical motorcars, driven by owners whose E-M-F had not yet been completely restored. Below is shown a REO, a 1913 Buick and a 1934 Studebaker.