In the childhood of motorism an engineer, David
Buick work with construction of stationary steam
machines for agriculture. Any way his goal was to
produce a car of his own and to sell it all over
Hallo if you are interested in
Chevrolet. Let's start with knowledge about
Switzerland. this country is organized in cantons.
In one of these clock manufactures had by time
assembled. In Neuchatêl a man was born 1878, second
son to Joseph-Félicien, clock manufacture. He got
the name Louis-Joseph Chevrolet.
Louis started his own company 1911, named Chevrolet
Motor Car Co together with Durant. Several people,
working with Durant, had different views about how
to construct cars. This was also the case with
Louis. He quite and sold all his shares in Chevrolet
FIAT. But, suddenly the name Ceirano Battista
1860-1912 showed on my screen and here I had the
solution. This man who was the oldest of three
brothers had travelled to Turin about 1890 to get
education. With his brothers John and Matthew the
rented a small place in order to produce cycles.
Here another 2 men worked, who later should be
famous racing drivers. Felice Nazzarro and Vincenso
Lancia. These men knew the construction of a car at
this time and also another person Aristide Faccioli.
He designed a car in which they mounted a 633 cc
engine. This car became a certain amount of success.
The car Rugby is a part of the story about William
Durant 1861-1947. Durant created the first part of
General Motors and during this time he also merged
several well known car badges. There were Cadillac,
Oldsmobile, Buick, Oakland and Chevrolet.He was a
difficult person to cooperate with. Chrysler
happened to start his business work with Durant.
This behavior should strike back on Durant and 1920
he was forced out of GM.
In England there was already a registered badge
Star. It existed between 1898 and 1932. Therefore
the Star car instead got the name Rugby as the
After the principal declaration, for car production,
it was decided that Gustaf should take out drawings
for a car. With these drawings as a base Assar
should sell the idea to SKF in order to get money.
Gustaf who was employed at AB Galco. This company
had such production that they should let them
produce the test series. Anyway he had to continue
with his ordinary work. Now he changed his living
apartment at Rådmansgatan in the south side of
Stockholm for a construction office. Here together
with some selected engineers like Jan G Smith the
construction drawings were made. The name
Volvo was still hidden in desk box in
At this time Chevrolet had established i Sweden and
several Volvo ideas must have come from this car.
This car was mounted in Stockholm. The rims with
which the test cars got were delivered from
Chevrolet. It was important to save money.
Carl Benz 1844-1929, earned his money by
building gasmotoren. These were manufactured in
Mannheim factory. During this time he was
intensively working to carry out his idea about the
self-running wagon. For this he couldn't use gas
engines. He developed for this purpose a small
4-stroke petrol engine. It gave 0.4 ps at 400 rpm.
The chassis that Benz constructed had only 3 wheels.
He didn't succeed to develop a mechanism good enough
for steering a four wheeler. Later when Benz died
Several old car marks got birth from a energetic
contractor when he bought a car producer which had
economical problems. This was the way for John
Willys who 1908 bought
Overland Automotive of Standard Wheel Company.
This company became the next biggest car producer
after Ford in America. This went on from 1912 up to
1918. Remember that all production for civilian
market went down tremendously when war started. This
was not bad for Willys because he earned much money
from the military.
John Willys used all his money to develop his
company and products. When he earned much money he
had to place them by buying other companies, who had
interesting products. He also bought smaller
companies who had developed special cars.
Ransom Eli Olds was later bought by White Trucks
and REO was merged into Diamond T in order to win
effects for common productions. Volvo trucks show up
as a partner in White in the end of 1990. During the
WWII there were no production problems but after the
war the companu was in trouble. During a period they
produced garden machines and marine engines and had
also other types of activities.Diamod T.
Olds creation which ended in a restructured company
in scrap (recycling) line of business. May be a hard
Corporation works with
recycling of iron scrap. (Interesting
site). The recycling for Nucor 2007 represent a
recycled SUV car every fourth second.
Spare wheel for Diamond T. Wonder if Ransom Eli
Olds, who died 1950, was satified with what bocome
of his creation.
Ford 1932 5 windovs coupé.
Opel lived between 1837 to 1895.
The first car from Opel was build in cooperation
with Friedrich Lutzmann 1899. It had a bad sales
that's mean none was sold and their agreement was
canceled after 2 years. Then one of Adam's sons made
an agreement with French car producer Darraq about
delivery of chassis with 2 cylinder engines. Opel
mounted car body on this 1901. Either this car got
enough with buyers and this project was also
canceled. Now Opel went in for a car of their own.
Triumph Motor Co was sold to Standard Motor Co 1944.
The main reason was to produce a past war car. It
was for the purpose to sell one standard simple car
and one sporty. The sporty one got the name Triumph
1800 Roadster. It became so popular that the
trademark Triumph became more known than Standard.
The new car with modern design, so called Razor
Edge, got the name Triumph Renown. One similar car
was sold as Triumph Mayflower.
Triumph heritage is from the beginning a German firm
founded by Sigfried Bettman, who immigrated to
England from the German Empire. Here he opened an
import export firm 1883. This was, 1885, named
Triumph Cycle Company. The factory was placed in the
industry town of Coventry. Up to WWI Triumph
produced even motorcycles for export to Germany.
They were sold during different names till then the
company TWN was formed. 1918 Triumph was the largest
producer of motorcycles in England.
Anglia engine area.
Once upon a time there was a grocer in city of
Torsby. The year was 1909 or earlier. His name was
Anders Rudolf Lindström. 1884-1932. One can have the
feeling that he was not sufficient with this and
thought that it was not his task i life.In spare
time he planned to produce something which should be
alike a self rolling vehicle. In his storeroom he
was working with assembling his first
Now a car was growing in the old workshop. The
engine which Anders had made drawings for, was made
at Solberga Works in Forshaga. All which during the
second part of 1900 have worked at machine shops may
remember the well known Solberga drilling machine.
The assembling of the engine which Resare was
responsible for, had 2 cyl. in a V and was air cold.
It gave 20 ps. This was the cause for the the car
got a virtual cooler, made of standing small copper
pipes. Gottfrid designed the car body. According the
customary of the time it was made of veneer sheet.