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Ford Motor Company

In 1903 with $28,000 in cash, Henry Ford started the Ford Motor Company. His skill and craftsmanship enabled the production of experimental cars in a factory located in Detroit, Michigan setting the foundation for the future global company...
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Chrysler Corporation

Walter Chrysler founded one of the automobile industry leaders back in 1923 with a factory based in Detroit, Michigan. A hard worker became legendary at making cars bearing his name, leaving his mark in the automotive history with style...
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Chevrolet Motor Company

Race car driver and automotive engineer Louis Chevrolet together with William C. Durant started the industry giant in Detroit, Michigan. The cars initially produced from a small factory conquered the world in years to come...
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Buick Motor Company

The man behind Buick was inventor David Dunbar Buick who founded the company in Flint, Michigan. In summer of 1904 he successfully produced the first prototype and sold the very first Buick in August of the same year...
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Cadillac Automobile Company

Automotive pioneer Henry Ford initial company was about to become history when Henry Leland, a master mechanic and entrepreneur, made a plan to stay in business using his skills and knowledge...
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Lincoln Motor Company

Henry Leland formed the Lincoln Motor Company in 1917 to build airplane engines for fighter planes, but after World War I, the company began producing high quality precision-made Lincoln automobiles...
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Dodge Brothers Company

In 1900s Horace and John Dodge founded the Dodge Brothers Company in Detroit, and quickly found work by producing precision engine and chassis components for the city's growing number of automobile firms...
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Pontiac

Historically known as one of the most successful General Motors division, Pontiac brand started in 1926. The name originated from the location of the factory in Pontiac, Michigan, which became the centre for production...
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Oldsmobile

Oldsmobile was a brand of American automobile founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1897. In its 107-year history, it produced 35.2 million cars, including at least 14 million built at its Lansing, Michigan factory...
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Plymouth

Plymouth was a brand of automobiles based in the United States, produced by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. While Chrysler models emphasized luxury, the Plymouth stood for practicality...