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Bibliography

Here you will find references that were used in the construction of the site.

[Baldwin et al] Baldwin, Nick; Georgano, G.N.; Sedgwick, Michael; Laban, Brian; The World Guide to Automobile Manufacturers; Facts on File, New York, 1987, ISBN 0-8160-1844-8
Writeup (pg. 130) on Frontenac and picture of Frontenac coupe with rumble seat.
[Branham1933] Ben P. Branham Company; 1933 Branham Automobile Reference Book; Ben P. Branham Company, Chicago, IL;1933
[Burness] Burness, Tad; Monstrous American Car Spotters Guide 1920-1980; Motorbooks International, Osceola, WI, USA, 1986
A unique collection of notes and illustrations about a large number of makes. Covers the De Vaux, Durant, Eagle, Flint, Locomobile and Star.
[Collins] Collins, Robert; A Great Way to Go; Ryerson Press, 1969
Writeup (pg. 130) on Frontenac and picture of Frontenac coupe with rumble seat.
[CP] Editors of Cars & Parts; Ultimate Collector Car Price Guide : 1900-1999; Amos Press Inc, 1999, ISBN 0-880524-27-9
Contains four pages of price information by year, model,and body style for Durant cars. The top price for a Durant? US$38,200 for a concours quality, 1930 6-17 De Luxe Roadster.
[DFR-DS] Durant Family Registry, Durant's Standard. This is the club magazine from the now defunct Durant Family Registry. It is an incredible collection of information about Durant vehicles. Unfortunately, back issues are not available. If you every find copies at a swap meet or used book sale buy them, you won't be disappointed.
[Gazoline] http://www.gazoline.org/Pages/Histoire/mathis.html (in french). The Durant deal with Mathis is discussed, to a small degree, on this web site.
[Georgano] Georgano, G. N. (ed) The Complete Encyclopedia of motorcars 1885 - 1968; E. P. Duton & Co., New York 1968; ISBN
This book covers over 4,100 makes of cars. A typical writeup is made up of a paragraph or two covering the history of the make, plus, sometimes, a picture. The book covers all of the Durant Motors makes, with the exception of the Mason Motor truck.
[Godshall] Godshall, Jeffrey J.; Locomobile Bridgeport's Beautiful Beast; Automotive Quarterly, Volume XXII, Number 4.
[Gunnell] Gunnell, John A.; 100 Years of American Cars; Krause Publications, Iola, WI, USA, 1993; WPL/629.222/09/GUN
Picture of a 1924 Star Station Wagon (24-F-StationWagon)
[Kimes] Kimes, Beverly Rae; Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942; Krause Publications, Iola, WI, USA, 1984
Provides model by model coverage of Durant Motors' cars. This book is a classic.
[Madsen] Madsen, Axel; The Deal Maker; How William C. Durant Made General Motors; John Wiley & Sons, New York, USA, 1999; WPL/629.209/2/DURANT
This book cover Durant's life from birth to death. There are about 50 pages dedicated to the Durant Motors years. The book deals with Durant and his career, rather than the cars. It is an interesting read.
[Moloney] Moloney, James; Encyclopedia of American Cars 1930 - 1942; Crestine Publishing, Sarasota, Florida; 1977; ISBN 0-912612-12-6
[NYT] New York Times
The New York Automobile show was held in early January from 1922 to 1932. The Times reported extensively on the show. Typically there was one article per manufacturer, so the papers are a very interesting read, although not necessarily a great source for Durant information. I found microfilm copies of these papers at my local university library.
[ODL] Original Durant Literature
See the Durant Literature Guide for more on the brochures published about the Durant.
[OEL] Original Eagle Literature
See the Eagle Literature Guide for more on the brochures published about the Eagle.
[OLL] Original Locomobile Literature
See the Locomobile Literature Guide for more on the brochures published about the Locomobile.
[OML] Original Mathis Literature
See the Mathis Literature Guide for more on the brochures published about the Mathis.
[OMTL] Original Mason Truck Literature
See the Mason Motor Truck Literature Guide for more on the brochures published about the Mason Motor Truck.
[OPL] Original Princeton Literature
See the Princeton Literature Guide for more on the brochures published about the Princeton.
[ORL] Original Rugby Literature
See the Rugby Literature Guide for more on the brochures published about the Rugby.
[OSL] Original Star Literature
See the Star Literature Guide for more on the brochures published about the Star.
[Sedgwick] Sedgwick, M.; Wood, John W. (ills.); Passenger cars 1924-1942; MacMillan; New York; ISBN 0-02-609000-7; WPL/628.222/SED
Color plate showing 1931 De Vaux coupe & sedan; writeup on De Vaux cars
[Sherk] Sherk, Bill; The Way We Drove; Boston Mills Press, Erin, ON, 1993; ISBN 1-55046-065-x; WPL/629.22209/SHE
Picture of 27 Star roadster (27-Roadster); picture and store of Toronto Durant dealership
[Weisberger] Weisberger, Bernard A.; The Dream Maker, William C. Durant, Founder of General Motors; Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1979;
This well researched book contains a 60 page chapter, King of the Bulls, that covers the Durant Motors period. The chapter concentrates mainly on W.C.Durant's financial dealings although there is some mention of the cars and production facilities.
[Wagner] Wagner, William; Continental! Its Motors and Its People; Aero Publishers, Fallbrook, CA, USA, 1983; ISBN 0-8168-4506-9
Covers the history of Continental Motors from its inception in 1902 until the 1980s. Included in that history are about six pages on the Continental car.