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The 1928 Auto Dollar
« on: April 02, 2015, 07:27:52 PM »
The Legend

Guizhou Province in southern China is a rocky, mountainous and rugged region, and even with today’s technology and modern infrastructure, getting around can still be fairly challenging! Rewind the clock back to the 1920s during the Warlords Period in the history of the Republic of China, and the transportation problem in Guizhou becomes a nightmare. Beijing had lost effective control of many peripheral provinces which were ruled by a number of rival warlords and factions. Between 1927 and 1929 Guizhou, formerly known as Kweichow, was ruled by a certain warlord by the name of Zhou Xicheng, who in his spare time was a bit of an automobile fanatic. He reportedly had his car (which appears in the image to be a Packard touring car) imported from the USA, taken to pieces, and then carried on foot through this rugged terrain to be reassembled. At this stage this was the only car in the province...