The SAE Mobility History Committee (MHC) is exhibiting at the 40th Concours d’Elegance of America at the Inn at St John’s , Plymouth MI, on 28 & 29th July 2018.
The MHC is very pleased to be involved in The 40th Concours d’Elegance of America (www.ConcoursUSA.org)
At the Booth will be the world’s first semi-trailer, built by Detroit blacksmith August Fruehauf in 1914.
August coined the phrase "semi-trailer”, when he converted a wagon into a trailer to haul a boat using a Model-T Ford.
The Fruehauf Trailer company was founded four years later in 1918 and became the world's largest and most dominant manufacturer of semi-trailers for nearly a century.
The trailer on show is paired with a rare 1913 Smith Form-A semi-truck adapted from a Model-T Ford.
Model-T's were used for many commercial applications, including postal delivery, hearses, snowmobiles and many other uses.
This unique truck & semi-trailer can also be admired at the Concours Truck Night on Saturday July 28th from 6.00-9.00 pm .