model example of a 1930 Chevrolet® truck is an early precursor of the
hard working Chevrolet® trucks that we have all come to know and love
today. New trucks for 1930 were powered by a new Chevrolet® inline
six-cylinder motor said to be extremely durable. The motor had an
extremely modern overhead-valve design in the inline six-cylinder.
Chevrolet® used this design in their motors for many years to come. Many
other companies were competing for the truck market in 1930, however
Chevrolet® led the way creating trucks on the cutting edge of design for
the times. Strength, durability, and innovation were core to
Chevrolet’s ® revitalizing of the consumer truck market.
known as Sour Lake Springs because of its sulfurous spring water
popular for it’s healing properties, a series of oil discoveries and a
few industrious, visionary men, brought wealth and a new oil company to
southeastern Texas and the world.
The Texas Company struck oil at
Sour Lake Springs in January 1903, “after gambling its future on the
site’s drilling rights,” the company explained. “The discovery, during a
heavy downpour near Sour Lake’s mineral springs, turned the company
into a major oil producer overnight, validating the risk-taking insight
of company co-founder J.S. Cullinan and the uncanny ability of driller
The Fee No. 3 well discovery flowed at 5,000
barrels a day, securing the Texas Company’s success in petroleum
exploration, production, transportation, refining and distribution.