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Old 23rd June 2008, 10:10   #1
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Default World's Greatest Cars - Duryea Motor Wagon (Long before Henry Ford)

Came across an article about the founders of the american automotive manufacturing industry. I was quite suprised to hear this name. Its an interesting read, to figure out that long before Henry Ford started Detroit Automobile Company, Duryea had already won his first race held in chicago against 3 benz cars imported from germany in 1896.

Here is the link: World's Greatest Cars - Duryea Motor Wagon

Originally Posted by Little bit from the article
Imagine inventing not just a product, but an industry, and then imagine the disappointment of failing to reap the benefits of your enormous achievement. So it was with the Duryea brothers, Charles E. and J. Frank. The two brothers were, arguably at least, the first Americans to build a successful automobile, and there is less argument that they were the first to incorporate an American business for the expressed purpose of building automobiles for sale to the public. Further, Frank drove a car they designed and built to victory in the first automobile race ever held in America. Yet, when all is said and done, the two brothers are but an obscure footnote in the history of the auto industry they created.

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