Business: Revolution Ahead?

Newsmen trooped into the sprawling plant of Continental Motors Corp. in Detroit last week to see a highly touted "revolution." The revolution turned out to be a new, lightweight, air-cooled engine developed by Continental for Army Ordnance. As Continental's President Clarence ("Jack") Reese unveiled it, he predicted that the new engine would first revolutionize the building of motors for U.S. Army tanks and motor vehicles, then commercial trucks and buses, and that ultimately it would drive a cheaper, high-powered car.

The new engine, said Jack Reese, can be made in four, six, eight or...

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