Open Cars History

Renault History

November 21st, 2011

Renault_history“Renault” is a french car manufacturer, the largest one in the country.

The history of Renault began in 1898 when Louis Renault produced his first car Voiturette with 0.75 hp. The next car was known as “model A” with a “De Dion Bouton” engine 1.75 hp. This car model was very successful, and Louis with his older brother organized a company – “Reno Brothers”. In 1899 they made and sold 15 “models A” cars.

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Porsche History

November 21st, 2011

Porsche_historyFerdinand Porsche was born 3rd September 1875 in Bohemia. After education Ferdinand continued the family business.
However, Ferdinand was interested in something quite different. And in 1898, a young specialist headed Design Bureau “Lohner” in Vienna.

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Pontiac History

November 21st, 2011

Pontiac_historyPontiac was founded in 1907 under the name of Oakland Motor Car Company in Pontiac, Michigan USA. It’s founder was Edward Murphy, who sold the company to General Motors in 1909. Oakland introduced the first Pontiac car in 1926, which had a nickname “Chief of the sixies”.

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Peugeot History

November 21st, 2011

Peugeot_historyPeugeot brothers were from a family of millers, but in 1810, they rebuilt the mill into a factory for metal processing. After ‘82 Peugeot started producing of bicycles, which quickly became popular. 5 years later the first three-wheeled “Serpolett-Peugeot” car was created.

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Opel History

November 21st, 2011

Opel_historyOpel AG is a german auto manufacturer owned by “General Motors” concern. The company was founded in 1898 by five Opel brothers and was named in honor of their father, Adam Opel. He was a founder and owner of a factory, which produced sewing machines and bicycles. When their father died, brothers began to produce cars.

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Aston Martin History

November 21st, 2011

Aston_Martin_historyAston Martin Lagonda is a british car manufacturer. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford were at the root of this car brand. The company name comes from the name of the hill Aston Clinton, where one of the founders Lionel Martin got a victory in 1913 on Singer-10.

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Audi History

November 21st, 2011

Audi_historyGerman auto brand “Audi” is well known around the world for nearly a century. The company “Audi AG” was born in 1910 by court order. As a result of disagreements with partners Horch was forced out of his own company “Horch” founded in 1899.

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Bentley History

November 21st, 2011

Bentley_historyBentley is considered to be one of the most expensive and luxurious car brands. There is probably no such person who has not dreamed of having it.
Bentley is a luxury brand that originally existed separately, but then was bought by Rolls-Royce. The Bentley brand now belongs to the Volkswagen concern.

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BMW History

November 21st, 2011

BMW_historyThe BMW german firm was founded in 1916 by Karl Rapp and Gustav Otto, and was named “Bavarian aircraft plants.” At that time nobody could have predicted that the aircraft manufacturer will turn into a cars’ giant.

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Bugatti History

November 21st, 2011

Bugatti_historyBugatti Automobiles is a french car manufacturer, specializing in the production of cars in “luxury” class under Bugatti brand. The company currently is a member of the german company Audi AG, which is a division of Volkswagen Group.

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