|Marmon is one of the finest names in automobile
history. It's unique place in history is that the Marmon won the
first Indianapolis 500-mile race.
At the age of 23, Brilliant Howard Marmon built his first car in 1902. It had an air-cooled V-twin engine, pressure lubrication and overhead valves. His second car in 1903 was an air-cooled V-4. He sold six of them to friends and by 1905 his production increased to 25 cars.
|1932 Marmon V-16|
|The Marmon Wasp was a racing version of the car. The wasp name came from its yellow color and long pointed tail. The Wasp established Marmon as a reliable and fast racing competition machine. The Wasp driven by Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911.|
|The Marmon Wasp|
|n spite of its magnificence, the Depression had reduced America's demand for $5000 plus cars. The Marmon Motor Car Company went into receivership in 1933. Marmon's best car, the Marmon Sixteen is a priceless collectible today. There were only 400 of them made.|
|Marmon HCM- the last Marmon produced|