It was one of the best: A first-class automobile designed and manufactured in Canada by a Canadian company. Spoken of in the same breath as such legendary names as Daimler, Rolls-Royce and Cadillac, the Russell was the only production automobile ever independently manufactured in Canada. Where did the Russell go? Why did branch-plant operations prosper while the home-grown product disappeared into the mists of time? Jerry Petryshyn's thoroughly-researched investigation of this mystery is a fascinating record of a quintessentially Canadian success story.