What is Nash: Nash Motors was an automobile manufacturer based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the United States
Founder(s): Charles Nash.
Nash Motors History:
Nash Motors was founded in 1916 by General Motors fifth president Charles W. Nash who acquired the Thomas B. Jeffery Company. Jeffery’s best-known automobile was the Rambler whose mass production from a plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin began in 1902. The 1917 Nash Model 671 was the first vehicle produced to bear the name of the new company’s founder.
Nash Motors Trivia:
- Nash-Kelvinator Corporation was the result of a merger between Nash Motors and Kelvinator Appliance Company. The union of these two companies was brought about as a result of a condition made by George W. Mason prior to his appointment as CEO of Nash.
- In 1925, Nash introduced its entry level marquee Ajax, later sold as ‘Nash Six Light’, which was produced in the newly acquired Mitchell Motor Car Company plant in Racine, Wisconsin.
- In 1924, Nash acquired Indianapolis based LaFayette Motors , which was a manufacturer of expensive luxury cars.
- In 1954, Nash Kelvinator acquired Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan to form the American Motors Corporation. Kelvinator continued as a wholly owned division within the new company.
- The Kelvinator brand was eventually sold to White Consolidated Industries.