Clarence Solomon was the original owner of the Coachcraft Ford. Later he sold it to James Wong Howe: (Wikipedia) James Wong Howe (August 28, 1899 - July 12, 1976) is considered one of the greatest cinematographers in movie history. He has over 130 films to his credit. A master at the use of shadow, he was one of the first to use deep-focus cinematography, photography in which both foreground and distant planes remain in focus. During the 1930s and 1940s he was considered one of the most sought after cinematographers in Hollywood. He was nominated for ten Academy Awards for cinematography, winning twice. Howe was judged to be one of history's ten most influential cinematographers in a survey of the members of the International Cinematographers Guild.