Regal Motor Car Company
Very little of this car company remains but at one time its entire industrial complex occupied much of the land from Hastings Street west to Woodward Avenue and from the Michigan Central Railroad tracks across Piquette Avenue and south to where the I-94 Freeway currently runs. Portions of this massive factory, which operated from 1907 until 1918, are used by James Martin Chevrolet Dealership today as well the main sales and administrative building being utilized at one time by a Detroit printing company. The sales and administrative building was recently gutted by a fire caused by a scalper's torch. And today almost nothing of this once Regal automobile factory exists.