The stories of my grandfather, Robert C. (Bobby) Hupp, and the other auto pioneers standing in second rank behind the Olds, Fords, Dodges and Durants, wait to be told.
Bobby Hupp worked for Olds and Ford in their early years and then founded successful (Hupp Motors) and unsuccessful (RCH, Hupp-Yeats and Monarch) automobile companies. My logo is based on the brass radiator script from the RCH, and matches the shade of that car’s distinctive red paint.
My biography of Bobby Hupp, There at the Beginning (in draft), has spun off several articles appearing in the Hupp Herald, the Hupmobile Club’s quarterly publication, most recently, “The Birthplace of the Hupmobile”.
The men who help Bobby Hupp found Hupp Motors also deserve a place in auto history. “Edwin Denby: Politician, Entrepreneur, and Civic Leader,” my short biography of the largest investor in Hupp Motors, has been published by The Historical Society of Michigan. Chronicle (V41, #2, Summer 2018). Get your free copy.
My latest article, “Bobby Hupp and the Emerson Motors Stock Swindle,” has been accepted for publication by Antique Automobile. Follow my author blog to learn when it is published.