Veteran Era Auto Companies

These companies started during the Veteran Era. Many of them continued to produce automobiles and some even today.

AUBURN AUTOMOBILE AUBURN IN The Auburn Automobile Company grew out of the Eckhart Carriage Company, founded in Auburn, Indiana, in 1874 by Charles Eckhart (1841–1915). Eckhart’s sons, Frank and Morris, experimented making automobiles before entering the business in earnest, absorbing two other local carmakers and moving into a larger plant in 1909. The enterprise was modestly successful until materials shortages during World War I forced the plant to close. AUBURN CORD


BAKER MOTOR VEHICLE CLEVELAND OH Baker Motor Vehicle Company was an American manufacturer of in, Ohio, from 1899 to 1914. CRAWFORD AUTO  AVIATION MUSEUM
CADILLAC MOTOR CAR DIVISION WARREN MI A new company called the Cadillac Automobile Company was established on 22 August 1902, re-purposing the Henry Ford Company factory at Cass Street and Amsterdam Avenue. It was named after French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who had founded Detroit in 1701. The Cadillac crest is based on his coat of arms. By the time General Motors purchased the company in 1909, Cadillac had already established itself as one of America’s premier luxury car makers. The complete interchangeability of its precision parts had allowed it to lay the foundation for the modern mass production of automobiles. It was at the forefront of technological advances, introducing full electrical systems, the clash less manual transmission and the steel roof. The brand developed three engines, with its V8 setting the standard for the American automotive industry. Cadillac & LaSalle Club Museum

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The Daimler Company Limited prior to 1910 The Daimler Motor Company Limited, was an independent British motor vehicle manufacturer founded in London by H. J. Lawson in 1896, which set up its manufacturing base in Coventry. The company bought the right to the use of the Daimler name simultaneously from Gottlieb Daimler and Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft of Cannstatt, Germany. After early financial difficulty and a reorganization of the company in 1904, the Daimler Motor Company was purchased by Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) in 1910, which also made cars under its own name before World War II. The Himes Museum of Motor Racing Nostalgia
STUDEBAKER South Bend, in Studebaker) was an American wagon and automobile manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana. Founded in 1852 and incorporated in 1868 as the Studebaker brothers manufacturing company, the firm was originally a producer of wagons, buggies, carriages and harnesses. Studebaker entered the automotive business in 1902 with electric vehicles and in 1904 with gasoline vehicles, all sold under the name “Studebaker automobile company”. Until 1911, its automotive division operated in partnership with the Graford company of Elyria, Ohio, and after 1909 with the E-M-F company. The first gasoline automobiles to be fully manufactured by Studebaker were marketed in august 1912., over the next 50 years, the company established a reputation for good quality and reliability South Bend, in


DURYEA MOTOR WAGON Chicopee, MA The Duryea Motor Wagon was among the first standardized automobiles and among the first powered by gasoline. Fifteen examples were built by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts, between 1893 and 1896. Their enterprise followed the first commercially available automobile which was patented by Karl Benz on January 29, 1886 and put into production in 1888. The Duryea Motor Wagon remained in production until 1917. Tallahassee Antique Car


PACKARD Detroit MI Packard was an American luxury automobile marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899, and the last Detroit-built Packard in 1956, when they built the Packard Predictor, their last concept car. The 1957 and 1958 Packards were badge engineered Studebakers, built in South Bend.
Panhard Paris, France Panhard was originally called Panhard et Levassor and was established as an automobile manufacturing concern by René Panhard and Émile Levassor in 1887. Panhard was a French motor vehicle manufacturer that began as one of the first makers of automobiles. It was a manufacturer of light tactical and military vehicles. Its final incarnation, now owned by Renault Trucks Defense, was formed by the acquisition of Panhard by Auverland in 2005, and then by Renault in 2012. In 2018 Renault Trucks Defense, ACMAT and Panhard combined under a single brand, Arquus. various
Peugeot-Croizat Turin. Italy The Peugeot-Croizat was an Italian automobile manufactured from 1906 until 1908. Croizat was an engineer/inventor who invested in oil refining, invented lighting systems, and sold Rambler bicycles. On December 27, 1905, he founded the company Automobili Peugeot SA Brevetti for the production of automobiles. The brand name was Peugeot Croizat. Three months later the company was renamed in SA Italiana per la fabbricazione di Automobili Peugeot Croizat. President of the corporation was Giovanni Goria Gatti. In November 1907, the company was liquidated. Officine Meccaniche Torinese took over the production. Various
Rolls-Royce Limited Derby, England, United Kingdom Rolls-Royce was a British luxury car and later an aero-engine manufacturing business established in 1904 in Manchester, United Kingdom by the partnership of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. Building on Royce’s reputation established with his cranes they quickly developed a reputation for superior engineering by manufacturing the “best car in the world” Various
Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company BUFFALO NY . The Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company was an American motor vehicle manufacturer based in Buffalo, New York, which was active from 1901 to 1938. Although best known for its expensive luxury cars, Pierce-Arrow also manufactured commercial trucks, fire trucks, boats, camp trailers, motorcycles, and bicycles. The forerunner of Pierce-Arrow was established in 1865 as Heinz, Pierce and Munschauer., George Norman Pierce (1846–1910) bought out the other two principals of the company, changed the name to the George N. Pierce Company, and in 1896 added bicycles to the product line. The company failed in its attempt to build a steam-powered car in 1900 under license from Overman, but by 1901, had built its first single-cylinder, two-speed, no-reverse Motorette. In 1903, it produced a two-cylinder car, the Arrow Various
Ford Motor Company Dearborn, Michigan, U.S. Ford Motor Company, commonly known as Ford, is an American. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The Ford Model A was the Ford Motor Company’s second market success, after its predecessor, the Model T. This new Model A was designated a 1928 model and was available in four standard colors. Model A production ended in March 1932, after 4,858,644 had been made in all body styles GILMORE CAR MUSEUM


Standard MOTORCAR COMPANY Coventry, England The Standard Motor Company Limited was a motor vehicle manufacturer, founded in Coventry, England, in 1903 by Reginald Walter Maudslay. It purchased Triumph in 1945 and in 1959 officially changed its name to Standard-Triumph International and began to put the Triumph brand name on all its products. The National Motor Museum Trust

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Rolls-Royce Ltd WEST SUSSEX UK Although the Rolls-Royce brand has been in use since 1906, the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars subsidiary of BMW AG has no direct relationship to Rolls-Royce-branded vehicles produced prior to 2003. From 1907 to 1923 Rolls-Royce had a one model policy, making what was known initially as the 40/50 and later as the Silver Ghost. The car was an immediate advance on its contemporaries with pressurized engine lubrication, dual ignition and advanced carburation giving the car both a very flexible and smooth power delivery, and great reliability and longevity. Of all the pre-1939 Rolls-Royces, the Silver Ghost is the most demanding to maintain and drive. The Rolls-Royce Phantom III was the final large pre-war Rolls-Royce. Introduced in 1936, it replaced the Phantom II and it was the only V12 Rolls-Royce until the 1998 introduction of the Silver Seraph. The Phantom III was the last car that Henry Royce worked on – he died, aged 70, a year into the Phantom III’s development.[ BLACKHAWK MUSEUM



Renault Boulogne-Billancourt, France Groupe Renault French is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899. The company produces a range of cars and vans, and in the past has manufactured trucks, tractors, tanks, buses/coaches, aircraft and aircraft engines, and autorail vehicles.

According to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, in 2016 Renault was the ninth biggest automaker in the world by production volumeBy 2017, the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance had become the world’s biggest seller of light vehicles

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