Moon Motor Cars

Moon

Joseph W. Moon was the driving force behind the Moon Motor Car Company. The Moon Motor Car Company had a reputation for making well designed and fashionable automobiles from 1905 to 1930. Moon automobiles had aluminum bodies with rich finishes. They were also the leader in closed bodies by 1908. By 1909 all Moon cars were equipped with self starters.

The Moon Motor Car Company was one of the first American automobile company’s to build dual cowl cars, cars with hydraulic brakes and balloon tires. Production in 1906 was 45 cars and by 1913 1540 cars were produced. The company’s peak production was 13,000 cars in 1925. In the 1920s its square Rolls-Royce like radiator was a distinguishing feature.


1922 Moon Touring Car
1922 Moon Touring Car

In the beginning The Moon Motor Car Co. built cars with small four cylinder engines that developed no more than 30 horsepower. It wasn’t until 1913 that a six cylinder engine was provided in the Moon cars. The Moon touring car shown above was equipped with a six cylinder engine that was rated at 70 horsepower.


1924 Moon Touring Car
1924 Moon Touring Car

In 1924 The Moon Motor Car Co. produced roadsters, touring cars, sport touring, coupes, sedans and sport sedans. Six cylinder engines rated at 50 and 58 horsepower were used in these cars. In 1928 Moon introduced the Aeroype model 8-80. A straight 8 engine rated at 85 horsepower were used in these Moon cars.


Moon advertisement
Moon Advertisement

Other American automobiles beginning with the leter M

Mackle-Thompson – Mackle-Thompson Automobile Co. Elizabeth, NJ 1903
Macon – All Steel Motor Car Co. Macon, MO 1915-1917
Madison – Madison Motors Co. Madison, IN 1915-1918
Magnolia – Magnolia Automobile Co. Riverside, CA 1902
Mahoning – Mahoning Motor Car Co. Youngstown, OH 1904-1905
Maibohm – Maibohm Motors Co. Racine, WI 1916-1919
Maibohm – Maibohm Motors Co. Sandusky, OH 1919-1922
Majestic – Majestic Motor Co. New York, NY 1917
Manexall – Manufacturers & Exporters Alliance, New York, NY 1921
Manlius – Manlius Motor Co. Manlius, NY 1910
Maplebay – Maplebay Mfg Co. Crookston, MN 1908
Marathon – 1 Southern Motor Works Jackson, TN 1908-1910
Marathon – 2 Marathon Motor Woks Nashville, TN 1910-1915
Marble-Swift – Marble-Swift Automobile Co. Chicago, IL 1903-1905
Marion – Marion Motor Car Co. Indianapolis, IN 1904-1914
Marmon 1902-1908 – Nordyke and Marmon Co. Indianapolis, IN (Part 1)
Marmon 1909-1915 – Nordyke and Marmon Co. Indianapolis, IN (Part 2)
Marmon 1916-1925 – Nordyke and Marmon Co. Indianapolis, IN (Part 3)
Marmon 1926-1929 – Marmon Motor Car Co. Indianapolis, IN (Part 4)
Marmon 1930-1933 – Marmon Motor Car Co. Indianapolis, IN (Part 5)
Marquette – Marquette Motor Co. Saginaw, MI 1912
Marquette – Peninsular Motor Co. Saginaw, MI 1912
Marquette – Buick Motor Co. Flint, MI 1929-1931
Marr – Marr Auto Car Co. Detroit, MI 1903-1904
Marsh – American Motor Co. Brockton, MA 1905-1906
Marsh – Marsh Motors Co. Cleveland, OH 1919-1921
Marshall – Marshall Mfg Co. Chicago, IL 1919-1921
Martin Scootmobile – Martin Motor Co. Springfield, MA 1922
Martin Dart – Martin Aeroplane Co. Garden City, Long Island, NY 1929-1930
Martin Aerodynamic – Martin Aeroplane Co. Garden City, Long Island, NY 1930-1932
Martin Martinette – Martin Development Laboratories Rochelle Park, NJ 1948
Martin Stationette – Commonwealth Research Corp. New York, NY 1954
Marvel – Marvel Motor Car Co. Detroit, MI 1907
Maryland – Sinclair-Scott Co. Baltimore, MD 1907-1910
Mason – Mason Motor Car Co. Des Moines, IA 1906-1908
Mason – Mason Automobile Co. Des Moines, IA 1908-1910
Massillon – W. S. Reed Co. Massillon, OH 1909
Master – Master Motor Car Co. Cleveland, OH 1917-1918
Matador – (see American Motors)
Matheson – Matheson Motor Car Co. Grand Rapids, MI & Holyoke, MA 1903
Matheson – Matheson Motor Car Co. Holyoke, MA 1904-1905
Matheson – Matheson Motor Car Co. Wilkes-Barre, PA 1906-1910
Matheson – Matheson Automobile Co. Wilkes-Barre, PA 1910-1912
Matthews – (see Soveriegn)
Maxim-Goodridge – (see Lenox)
Maxwell-Briscoe; Maxwell – Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Co. Newcastle, IN & Tarrytown, NY 1904-1913
Maxwell-Briscoe; Maxwell – Maxwell Motor Corp. Detroit, MI 1913-1925
Maytag – Maytag-Mason Motor Co. Waterloo, IA 1910-1915
McCue – The McCue Co. Hartford, CT 1909-1911
McCullough – Backbay Cycle & Motor Co. Boston, MA 1899-1900
McFarlan – McFarlan Motor Car Co. Connersville, IN 1910-1928
McGill – McGill Motor Car Co. Fort Worth, Tex. 1922
McIntyre – W. H. McIntyre Co. Auburn, IN 1909-1915
Mecca – Times Square Automobile Co. Detroit, MI 1915-1916
Med-Bow, Medcraft – (see Springfield)
Mercer – Mercer Automobile Co. Trenton, NJ 1910-1925
Mercer – Elcar Motor Car Co. Elkhart, IN 1931
Merciless – Huntington Automobile Co. Huntington, IL 1907
Mercury – Mercury Machine Co. Pittsburg, PA 1904
Mercury – Mercury Cars Inc. Hollis, NY
Mercury – Ford Motor Co. Detroit, MI 1938 to date
Mercury Special – Paul Omohundro, Los Angeles, CA 1946
Merit – Merit Motor Co. Cleveland, OH 1920-1923
Merkel – Merkel Mfg Co. Milwaukee, WI 1905-1906
Merry ’01 – American Air Products Corp. Fort Lauderdale, FL 1958-1962
Meserve – W. F. Meserve West Derry, NH 1904
Meteor – Springfield Cornice Works Springfield, MA 1900
Meteor – Berg Automobile Co. New York, NY 1905
Meteor – Worthington Automobile Co. New York, NY 1905-1906
Meteor – Meteor Motor Car Co. Bettendorf, IA 1907-1909
Meteor – Meteor Motor Car Co. Davenport, IA 1909-1910
Meteor – Meteor Motor Car Co. Shelbyville, IN & Piqua, OH 1914-1930
Meteor – Meteor Motors Inc. Philadelphia, PA 1919-1922
Metropol – Metropol Motors Corp. Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY 1913-1914
Metropolitan – Metropolitan Motors Inc. Kansas City, MO 1922-1923
Metropolitan – American Motors Corp. Kenosha, WI 1954-1961
Metz Plan – The Metz Company Waltham, MA 1909-1911
Metz 22 – The Metz Company Waltham, MA 1911-1915
Metz 25 – The Metz Company Waltham, MA 1915-1917
Metz Master Six – The Metz Co. Waltham, MA 1919-1922
Meyer – A. J. Meyer Corp. Chicago, IL 1919
Michigan – Michigan Automobile Co. Kalamazoo, MI 1903-1908
Michigan – Michigan buggy Co. Kalamazoo, MI 1908-1914
Middleby – Middleby Auto Co. Reading, PA 1908-1913
Middletown – Middletown Buggy Co. Middletown, OH 1909-1911
Midland – Midland Motor Co. Moline, IL 1908-1913
Mier – Mier Carriage & Buggy Co. Ligonier, IN 1908-1909
Miller – Miller Car Co. Detroit, MI 1912-1913
Miller – Harry A. Miller Inc. Los Angeles, CA 1915-1929
Miller – Rellimah Inc. Los Angeles, CA 1930-1932
Milwaukee – Eagle Automobile Co. Milwaukee, WI 1906
Mitchell – Mitchell Motor Car Co. Racine, WI 1903-1910
Mitchell – Mitchell-Lewis Motor Co. Racine, WI 1910-1916
Mitchell – Mitchell Motors Co. Inc. Racine, WI 191601923
Model – Model Gas Engine Co. Auburn, IN 1903-1904
Model – Model Gas Engine Works Auburn, IN 1904-1906
Model – Model Automobile Co. Peru, IN 1906-1909
Modern (see Payne-Modern)
Modoc – 1913
Mohawk – Mohawk Auto & Cycle Co. Indianapolis, IN 1903-1904
Mohawk – Mohawk Motor Co. Boston, MA 1914-1915
Mohler – Mohler & Degress, Astoria, Long Island, NY 1901
Mohs – Mohs Seaplane Corp. Madison, WI 1968 to date
Moline – Moline Automobile Co. E. Moline, IL 1904-1913
Moline-Knight – Moline Automobile Co. E. Moline, IL 1914-1919
Moller – Moller Motor Car Co. Lewistown, PA 1920-1921
Monarch – P. J. Dasey Co. Chicago, IL 1903
Monarch – Monarch Motor Car Co. Chicago Heights, IL 1905-1909
Monarch – Monarch Machine Co. Des Moines, IA 1908
Monarch – Monarch Motor Car Co. Detroit, MI 1914-1917
Mondex-Magic – Aristos Co. New York, NY 1914
Monitor – Monitor Automobile Works Janesville, WI 1909
Monitor – Cummins Monitor Co. Columbus, OH 1915-1922
Minitor – Minitor Motor Car Co. Columbus, OH 1915-1922
Monroe – Monroe Motor Co. Flint, MI 1914-1916
Monroe – Monroe Motor Co. Pontiac, MI 1916-1918
Monroe – William Small Co. Flint, MI 1918-1922
Monroe – Premier Motor Corp. Indianapolis, IN 1923-1924
Moore – Moore Automobile Co. Walla Walla, WA 1906
Moore – H. S. Moore Cleveland, OH 1906
Moore – Moore Automobile Co. New York, NY 1906-1908
Moore – 1Moore Motor Vehicle Co. Minneapolis, MN 1916-1917
Moore – Moore Motor Vehicle Co. Danville, IL 1917-1921
Moore – Indianapolis, IN 1917
Mora – Mora Motor Car Co. Newark, NY 1906-1910
Morlock – Morlock Automobile Co. Buffalo, NY 1903
Morris-London – Crow-Elkhart Motor Car Co. Elkhart, IN 1919-1925
Morris-London – Century Motor Co. Elkhart, IN 1919-1925
Morse – Morse Motor Vehicle Co. Springfield, MA 1904-1909
Morse – Easton Machine Co. South Easton, MA 1909-1916
Motorette – C. W. Kelsey Mfg Co. Hartford, CT 1910-1912
Moyea – Moyea Automobile Co. New York, NY 1902-1904
Moyea – Consolidated Motor Co. New York, NY 1904
Moyer – H. A. Moyer Syracuse, NY 1911-1915
M. P. M. – Mount Pleasant Motor Co., Mount Pleasant, MI 1914-1915
Mueller – Mueller & Co. Decatur, IL 1895-1900
Multiplex – Multiplex Mfg. Co. Berwick, PA 1912-1913
Multiplex – Multiplex Mfg. Corp. Berwick, PA 1954
Munson – Munson Electric Motor Co. La Porte, IN 1899-1902
Muntz Jet – Muntz Car Co. Inc. Evansville, IN 1950-1951
Muntz Jet – Muntz Car Co. Inc. Chicago, IL 1951-1955
Murdaugh – Murdaugh Automobile Co. Oxford, PA 1901
Murena – Murena Motors Inc. New York, NY 1969 to date
Murray – Church Mfg Co. Adrian, MI 1902-1903
Murray – Murray Motor Car Co. Pittsburgh, PA 1916-1918
Murray-Mac – Murray Motor Car Co. Atlantic, MA 1921-1928
Mustang – Mustang Engineering Corp. Seattle, WA 1948