Chevrolet Aircraft Corporation

                     1928 - 1930

In 1928 Louis Chevrolet parted ways with his younger brother Art at the Chevrolet Bros Mfg Co, and started a new company called the Chevrolet Aircraft Corporation.  Louie’s new airplane engine was an inverted design with the crankshaft on top, and the cylinder heads and valve train components on the bottom of the assembly.  Louis then sought out new investors to take his idea from paper into production.  The following documents relate to Louie’s aircraft business.

5/07/28 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Louis Chevrolet organizes the

Chevrolet Aircraft Corporation

(Indiana State Archives)

8/08/28 - Cleveland, Ohio

Cover letter soliciting potential investors

about Louis Chevrolet's new engine

(Cleveland Public Library)

8/08/28 - Cleveland, Ohio

Louis Chevrolet's resume submitted to the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce

(Cleveland Public Library)

11/22/28 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Glenn L. Martin buys 90% stake of

Chevrolet Aircraft Corporation

(Lockheed-Martin Archives)

1/07/29 - Baltimore, Maryland

2nd Chevrolet Aircraft Corporation

incorporated in State of Maryland

(Lockheed-Martin Archives)

1/08/29 - Cleveland, Ohio

Subscription of Capital Stock,

signed by Louis Chevrolet

(Lockheed-Martin Archives)

7/15/29 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Chevrolet Aircraft Corp Annual Report

filed with Indiana Secretary of State

(Indiana State Archives)

2/24/30 - Baltimore, Maryland

Waiver of Annual Stockholder Meeting

signed by Louis Chevrolet

(Lockheed-Martin Archives)

3/15/30 - Baltimore, Maryland

Board of Directors Special Meeting, signed by Louis Chevrolet

(Lockheed-Martin Archives)

3/18/30 - Baltimore, Maryland

Waiver of Notice for Board of Directors meeting, signed by Louis Chevrolet

(Lockheed-Martin Archives)

4/01/30 - Baltimore, Maryland

Trade Journal advertisement for the 

Chevrolet Aircraft Corporation

(Aviation Engineering)

April/May 1930 - Baltimore, Maryland

Sales Pamphlet for the 333 Engine was distributed at various air shows

(G.L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum) 

4/23/30 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Chevrolet Aircraft Corp (Indiana) files

Proceedings for Dissolution

(Indiana State Archives)

5/10/30 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Chevrolet Aircraft Corp (Indiana) files

Final Certificate of Dissolution

(Indiana State Archives)

5/22/30 - Baltimore, Maryland

Waiver of Notice for Board of Directors meeting, signed by Louis Chevrolet

(Lockheed-Martin Archives)

5/22/30 - Baltimore, Maryland

Special Board of Directors Meeting,

shares of capital stock increased

(Lockheed-Martin Archives)

5/22/30 - Baltimore, Maryland

Waiver of Notice of stockholder 

meeting, signed by Louis Chevrolet

(Lockheed-Martin Archives)

8/01/30 - Baltimore, Maryland

Trade Journal advertisement for the 

Chevrolet Aircraft Corporation

(Aviation Engineering)

9/01/30 - Baltimore, Maryland

Trade Journal advertisement for the 

Chevrolet Aircraft Corporation

(Aviation Magazine)

Fall 1930 - Baltimore, Maryland

Deluxe sales brochure for the 

Chevrolet Aircraft Corporation

(Kem Robertson Collection)

12/12/30 - Baltimore, Maryland

Louis Chevrolet writes Patent Office, 

revokes power of attorney

(National Archives)

12/13/30 - Baltimore, Maryland

Louis Chevrolet writes Patent Office, 

revokes power of attorney

(National Archives)

12/13/30 - Baltimore, Maryland

Louis Chevrolet writes Patent Office, 

notifies them of address change

(National Archives)