Before the word “Playboy” became synonymous with Hugh Hefner’s magazine empire, the Playboy Motorcar Corp. was an innovative car company operating here in Buffalo.
The full content is available in the Summer 2012 Issue.
Beginning with shock absorbers, the history of Houdaille Industries, in its various guises, encompasses everything from auto parts to launch pads for spaceships-- and just about everything in between.
The onset of the First World War brought Glenn Curtiss’ quest to send an aircraft across the Atlantic to a temporary halt. But it also brought incredible changes to his small-town aeroplane and motor business.