Tag: J.t. Cantrell And Company
From the Hugh Nutting Collection: Insight into the Woodies of Huntington’s J.T. Cantrell and Company
Over 40 years ago, Hugh Nutting began researching J.T. Cantrell and Company for a Boulder Colorado newspaper and, subsequently, became the Cantrell adviser to the National Woodie Club.
In Part II of the series of the first designer and builder of woodie station wagon bodies, automotive historian Walt Gosden shares his insight on J.T. Cantrell and Company of Huntington including rare images from his coachworks collection.
Our second in a series on Long Island automobile manufacturers and body builders documents J.T. Cantrell and Company of Huntington and Huntington Station. Cantrell is considered the first designer and builder of woodie station wagon bodies.
With the advent of the automobile in the early 20th century, Long Island was not only the location for the first international road race in the United States but the home for several of the first automobile manufacturers and coachbuilders.