Our first installment in this series chronicles the life of Roy D. Chapin, founder of the Hudson Motor Car Company as well as the Lincoln Highway association. Chapin was a visionary automotive pioneer who was responsible for many significant advancements in the industry. Some of his accomplishments include the introduction of the closed-bodied car to the mass market as well as iconic vehicles like the Terraplane. Roy D. Chapin also served as the Secretary of Commerce under President Herbert Hoover from 1932-1933. The film is narrated by Automotive Hall of Fame president Bill Chapin, the grandson of Roy D. Chapin.
“I never met my grandfather because he died before I was born", Chapin said. “But I am immensely proud of what he did and his contribution to the automotive industry."