1910 - 1974 Photo Archive
Established in 1910, The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company was created to produce automobiles. "The Battleship," America's "first successful four-wheel-drive automobile" was offered for sale in the company's 1911 sales catalog. However, with World War I looming the U.S. Army needed trucks and FWD changed direction resulting in the production of over 24,000 FWD Model B trucks.
Over the years, FWD produced a variety of specialized vehicles for road construction and maintenance, snow removal, utility construction and maintenance, oil exploration and production, cement mixing, logging, and student transportation. All of these are featured here in sharp black and white photos with in-depth captions.