In September of 1940 the Graham-Paige Company switched production to military items in support of the World War II effort. After the war, in 1946, the company resumed the production of automobiles. Their new car, the Frazer, was named in honor of Joseph Washington Frazer, the president of the Graham-Paige Company.
In 1945 the Henry J. Kaiser and Frazer became the owners of the Graham-Paige assets and became known as the Kaiser-Frazer. Graham's facilities were sold to the Chrysler Corporation.
Graham-Paige went into the real estate building. In 1962 the company changed its name to the Madison Square Garden Corporation.
For 1941 the Graham Company offered two models though they were nearly identical. The models were the Hollywood Custom Supercharged and the Custom Hollywood. Both rode on a 115 inch wheelbase and offered as a four-door sedan. Both were powered by a 217.8 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine and both had a bore of 3.25 inch and a stroke of 4.38 inch. The differences were obvious due to the description of the model, a supercharger. Without the supercharger the horsepower out was 95 but with it horsepower rose to 124. By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2006
The Graham Company entered into a contract with Hupmobile in 1940 to build a car called the Skylark. Hupmobile soon went out of business which left Graham with a production line set up. The company renamed the car the Graham Hollywood and continued p [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2010
This car is the only known Graham Hollywood convertible known to exist and was originally driven by the son of company founder Robert Graham. [Read More...]
The current owner acquired this car from the granddaughter of Joe Graham, one of the original Graham brothers. [Read More...]
High bid of $40,000 at 2016 Mecum. (did not sell) This Graham Hollywood Sedan is powered by a 217 cubic-inch, L-head engine built by Continental and offering 85 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual transmission, utility spotlights, wide whitewall tires, painted steel wheels, AM radio, heater, a [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2016
The three Graham brothers began their working career for a glass company for which Joseph Graham invented an improved method to blow glass bottles. Ray Graham then invented a method to convert Ford Model T's into one-ton trucks. They soon entered int [Read More...]
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2017) – Chip Ganassi, a former race-car driver who is now one of the most successful and innovative race team owners in the world, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers...