this is a restoration, not hot rod, information request. please don't read further if this upsets you. i'm hoping that a hamber can help a friend (Bob Emery) fill in some blanks. bob owns two Columbia automobiles, a '23 touring car and a '23 sedan. there were about 18,000 columbias manufactured between 1917 and 1924. in the detroit area. in a building that formerly was the hudson factory until hudson outgrew it and moved. the building is still standing and the building's owner has given bob copies of all the info that he has. bob has also spent time in a couple of libraries in the detroit area looking for info. there must be many of these cars left, but bob only knows of four. these cars were assembled with lots of purchased components; such as continental engines, trannies of a name i recognized but can't remember (borg-warner maybe?) and a long list of other manufacturers of individual parts i recognized. sooooooooooo... does anyone out there know the whereabouts of any more columbias? any history of the company? bob isn't a hot rodder. wouldn't know what the hamb was all about if someone explained it to him. BUT, he is a good friend of mine and i'd like to help him in his quest for info if i can. THANX for any/all help y'all can give.