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The Showalter Motorette Company

The Showalter Motorette Company at 671 Orange Avenue in Winter Park, Florida.

The company started by J. S. Showalter and his business partner, Ford Rogers, opened for business on November 28, 1945.

The three wheeled motor vehicle will go 30 mph on a 5 horsepower engine and burns only one gallon of gasoline every 100 miles.

It was created by four Curtis-Wright employees in Buffalo, New York and the second one off the production line arrived in downtown Orlando on November 30, 1945.

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The Showalter Motorette Company

The Showalter Motorette Company at 671 Orange Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. The company started by J. S. Showalter and his business...

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