Mazda

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The Mazda Motor Corporation produced over 1,200,000 cars in 2016 which was about 20% less than in 2015. Still, it’s am awful lot of new vehicles. When Mazda started in 1920 it was called the Toyo Kogyo Co. Ltd. Mazda sounds a little easier don’t you think? Mazda started making a three-wheel truck that looked […]

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Skoda

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Skoda was originally started as a business called Laurin & Klement, back in 1895. Thirty years later Laurin and Klement was acquired by Skoda Auto. In 1948 Skoda was nationalised. In 1991 it was partially re-privatized and by 2000 it became wholly owned by Volkswagen. Under the management of Volkswagen Skoda has become an international […]

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Wolseley

1933 Wolseley Hornet Special 2 seater, Westrand Car Show, West Rand Car Show, Vintage Cars, Veteran cars, Classic Cars, Street Customs, SuperLDVs, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Motorbikes,

The Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Company was formed in 1901 in a golden era of discovery as similar companies grappled with understanding designing and building engines and the cars themselves.  Wolseley has as strange a heritage as many of the other motor car manufacturers. In this case sheep shearing equipment and machine guns. Wolseley […]

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Humber

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Thomas Humber who started by making bicycles and then motorcycles went on to produce the first Humber motorcar in 1901. All three divisions did well and Humber was considered a reliable and upmarket vehicle.  Humber Bicycles and motorbikes were sold to the British Military in WWI. In 1932, 45 years after the company was founded […]

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Hillman

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The Hillman Motor Car Company was registered in 1910, but had started making cars a few years before 1910. Even before that, the founders made sewing machines and bicycles. In 1928 the Humber Company Bought The Hillman Motor Car Company which gave Humber an opportunity to produce smaller cars alongside their larger ones. The first […]

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Morris

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A GREAT MARQUE OUT OF GREAT BRITAIN – Morris Motors Limited was a British motor vehicle manufacturing company formed in 1919 to take over the assets of William Morris’s WRM Motors Limited and continue production of the same vehicles Though it merged into larger organisations in 1952, the Morris name remained in use until 1984, […]

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Buick

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SECOND ONLY TO CADILLAC IN THE GENERAL MOTORS STABLE – Buick is one of the oldest automobile brands in the world and the oldest in the United States. Oldsmobile, also an early auto maker founded in 1897, is now defunct; Studebaker was founded in 1852, but did not begin producing automobiles until 1902. Ford produced […]

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