The History of the Delco-Remy Divsion of General Motors
A.K.A. "The Remy Brothers" or "The Remy Electric Company"
1896-1994
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Video

The videos below have been through several generations of copying before being place on this site for your viewing.  Therefore some of the clips are not clear or bright as we would like.  We wish we had better but the video has been copied from in many cases VHS tapes that were saved by individuals as DR became part of Delphi which later imploded in the mid 2000s.  Without these persons saving these videos we would have nothing.  Whatever the quality, they all contribute to the understanding of what Delco-Remy was and its history and are well worth the time looking at.

After Today (1958) - 24 Minutes.  This was a GM film production that includes footage from both Delco-Remy and Guide.  Plant 3 motor,  Plant 4 generator. Plant 6 regulator, Plant 7 horn, Plant 10 ignition, and Plant 9 battery production shots are all shown in this film that stresses the human element in the manufacture of electrical parts and after work community activities.  Plant 3 gets the largest play time.  This video courtesy of Steve Crandall. 

In the Beginning  (1975+) - 15 Minutes.  Although produced after the development of Freedom Batteries in the mid 1970's this is for the most part is great vintage film footage from 1928-29 at the Plant 9 Muncie Battery plant and gives an excellent view of how DR originally made batteries.  This video courtesy of Steve Crandall. 

People Make Things Happen (1978) - 18 Minutes.  This features Plant 20 HEI, Plant 3 Motor, and Plant 11 Delcotron manufacturing and assembly.  Great for understanding key parts of the manufacturing processes for these three products.  This video courtesy of Steve Crandall.

The Plant Five Foundry (1982) - This video was made in 1982 five years before the Foundry shut down and was shot by Steve Crandall and narrated by Ted Vinson, who was the Plant 5 Superintendent at that time.  Plant 5 supplied between 1980 -1986 65,000 parts a day to the Anderson plants, including, as the film show, 35,000 gears per day for distributors.  The Foundry was an important part of the Delco-Remy Anderson Complex but its operation was for the most part unknown to the majority of the employees.  This video will educate all on what and how The Plant Five Foundry did over the years.  As note the music is left channel and Ted's narration is the right channel.  18 Minutes.  This video courtesy of Ted Vinson.

Powering the Past, Igniting Future (1982)- This is a 16 and half minute narrated slide show gives a concise DR history up to this point in time.   This video courtesy of Steve Crandall. 

1983- A Year to Remember (1983) - This is in observance of the 75th Anniversary of General Motors.  Includes video from the 1926 Plant 6 circus, the 1952 opening of Plant 11 with its hobby show, the 1983 announcement of the CS line of Delcotrons, and the PM/GR motor projects.  Five Minutes.  This video courtesy of Steve Crandall. 

The Horn Story (1984) - This was shot while the Horn Department was on the east end of Plant 10 and is narrated by Todd Messick and Babette Junkersfeld.  This 36 minute film shows the entire process of making a plastic horn, which was introduced in 1974.  If you have ever been associated with the manufacture of a DR horn since the mid seventies, you will recognize the process, machines and some of the people making this product.  This video courtesy of Charles Lacy.

Dept 1738 9SI Bridge Assembly (1987) - This is a 13 minute that was made by Indiana Automation that supplied much of the equipment that was used for final assembly of the 9SI bridge in the 1738 "Gray Room".  Included is some video of the insert molding operation of high temperature onto copper strips outside the "Gray Room" on the south side of the main Plant 17 aisle and the final pack out on the north side of the main aisle.  According to the view of one of the computer (note the first generation IBM PCs) screens in the film this video was taken at 6:57PM on March 10th, 1987. This video courtesy of Brian Mulcahy.

Delco Remy Overview  (1992)  Ten Minutes.  This short film is features DR total capabilities and seems to be targeted at customers.  This video courtesy of Steve Crandall.

The Past Powers the Future (1994) - This film was actually made after DR and AC-Rochester became AC Delco Systems in July 1994.  Good background and history on both divisions.  It is interesting to note that starting motors are shown and yet that product line was not included in the products that went to AC Delco Systems. There is a lip sync issue but that does not detract from the presenting good history of DR.  Six and a half minutes.  This video courtesy of Steve Crandall.


 

 

 

Delco-Remy at the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944   World War Two Products and Product Applications   The Army-Navy "E" for Excellence Award   Our War Job
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