Woodill Wildfire

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The Woodill Wildfire was a product of B.R. “Woody” Woodill and his Woodill Fiberglass Body Corp. of Tustin, CA from 1952 to 1958. Woodill became one of the most sucessful Dodge and Willy’s dealer in the U.S.A. in the 1950s.

Woody admired the sleek lines of the Jaguar XK 120 in the 1940s and 1950s and decided to build a sports car under his own name. With the help of fiberglass boat builder Bill Tritt and Harold Post a noted hotrod builder and frame builder Woody designed and produced the Woodill Wildfire. The $3,262 Woodill Wildfire frame accepted all Willys Jeepster engine and suspension components. The hand made fiberglass bodies were of high quality. Far surpassing the 1960s Kaiser Darrins and Chevrolet Corvettes.


1952 Woodill Wildfire
1952 Woodill Wildfire

The Willys six cylinder 100 horsepower engine was set far enough back in the Woodill Wildfire to give them a perfect 50/50 weight ratio making cornering great. With the addition of an optional hot cam, three carburetors and headers the Woodill Wildfire developed 135 horsepower and was able to obtained speeds of 120 miles per hour.


1954 Woodill Wildfire
1954 Woodill Wildfire

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Wagenhals – Wagenhals Motor Co. Detroit, MI 1913-1915
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Waldron – Waldron Runabout Mfg. Co. Waldron & Kankakee, IL 1909-1910
Walker – Walker Motor Car Co. Detroit, MI 1905-1906
Wall – R. C. Wall Mfg. Co. Philadelphia, PA 1901-1904
Walter – American Chocolate Machinery Co. New York, NY 1904
Walter – Walter Automobile Co. Trenton, NJ 1905-1909
Waltham-Orient – Waltham Mfg. Co. Waltham, MA 1905-1908
Waltham – Waltham Motor Manufacturers Inc. Waltham, MA 1921-1924
Walworth – A. O. Walworth & Co. Chicago, IL 1905-1906
Ward Leonard (see Knickerbocker)
Warren (Warren-Detroit) – Warren Motor Car Co. Detroit, MI 1909-1914
Warwick – Warwick Cycle & Automobile Co. Springfield, MA 1903-1904
Washington (1) – Carter Motor Car Corp. Hyattsville, MD – Washington, DC 1909-1912
Washington (2) – Washington Motor Co. Eaton, Ohio & Middletown, Ohio 1921-1924
Wasp – Martin-Wasp Corp. Bennington, VT 1919-1925
Waterloo – Waterloo Motor Works Waterloo, IA 1904-1905
Watrous – Watrous Automobile Co. Elmira, NY 1905-1907
Watt – Watt Motor Co. Detroit, MI 1910
Wayne (1) – Wayne Automobile Co. Detroit, MI 1904-1908
Wayne (2) – Wayne Works Richmond, IN 1905-1910
Welch – Chelsea Mfg. Co. Chelsea, MI 1903-1904
Welch – Welch Motor Car Co. Pontiac, MI 1904-1911
Welch – Welsh Motor Car Co. Detroit, MI 1909-1911
Westcott – Westcott Motor Car Co. Richmond, IN; Springfield, OH 1912-1925
Westfield – The C. G. Moore Mfg. Co. Westfield, MA 1902-1903
W. F. S. – W. F. S. Motor Car Co. Philadelphia, PA 1911-1913
Wharton – Wharton Motors Co. Dallas, TX 1921-1922
Wheeler – Wheeler Automobile Mfg. Co. Marlboro, MA 1900-1902
Whippet – (see Willys)
White – George White Buggy Co. Rock Island, IL 1909
White Star – White Star Co. Atlanta, GA 1908-1910
Whiting – Flint Motor Wagon Works Flint, MI 1910
Whiting – Whiting Motor Car Co. Flint, MI 1911-1912
Whiting-Grant – (see Grant)
Wick – The Wick Co. Youngstown, OH 1902-1903
Wilcox – The H. E. Wilcox Motor Car Co. Minneapolis, MN 1909-1911
Williams – W. L. Casaday Mfg. Co. South Bend, IN 1905
Wills Sainte Claire – Wills Sainte Claire Co. Marysville, MI 1921-1927
Willys Overland and Willys-Knight – Standard Wheel Co. Terre Haute, IN 1903-1905
Willys Overland and Willys-Knight – Overland Co. Indianapolis, IN 1905-1907
Willys Overland and Willys-Knight – Willys-Overland Co. Toledo, OH 1908-1963
Windsor – Windsor Automobile Co. Evansville, IN 1906
Wing Midget – H. C. Wing & Sons Greenfield, MA 1922
Winner – Winner Motor Buggy Co. St Louis, MO 1907-1909
Winther – Winther Motor Inc. Kenosha, WI 1920-1923
Winton – Winton Motor Carriage Co. Cleveland, OH 1897-1924
Winton Six – Winton Motor Carriage Co. Cleveland, OH 1907-1924
Wisco – Wisconsin Motor Car Co. Janesville, WI 1910
Wizard – Wizard Automobile Co. Charlotte, NC 1921-1922
Wolfe – H. E. Wilcox Motor Car Co. Minneapolis, MN 1907-1909
Wolverine – Reid Mfg. Co. Detroit, MI 1904-1905
Wolverine – Wolverine Automobile Co. Detroit, MI 1906
Wolverine – Wolverine Automobile Co. Dundee, MI 1906-1908
Wolverine (Wolverine Special) – Wolverine Motors Inc. Kalamazoo, MI 1917-1920
Wolverine – Reo Motor Car Co. Lansing, MI 1927-1928
Wonder – Wonder Motor Truck Co. Chicago, IL 1917
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Woodruff – Woodruff Automobile Co. Akron, OH 1904
Worldmobile – Service-Relay Motors Corp. Lima, OH 1928
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Worthington Bollee – Worthington Automobile Co. New York, NY 1904