Western New York Heritage

Endnotes: Batavia’s “Car of the Future”

Charles D. Thomas behind the wheel of his Rocket Car.

From a rented garage in Batavia to the "Big Three" in Detroit, this 1938 car was ahead of its time.

The "Ventriscope" can be seen by the small hump on the roof just above the windshield. It was just one of the many features that made the Thomas Rocket Car ahead of its time.

The full article is available in the Fall 2017 Issue.