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The History of Acura
Zaki Moulvi Monday, June 9, 2014

An offshoot of the Honda Motor Company, Acura has been synonymous with luxury car since the 1980’s.  Having enjoyed great success with their Civic line, Honda had a strong reputation for producing reliable, attractive cars that were affordable.  The problem was, as middle class Am...

The History of Subaru
Zaki Moulvi Monday, June 9, 2014

Despite a very rocky road, Subaru has managed to stay afloat as a leading car manufacturer since 1954.  Named for the cluster of stars English speakers know as Pleiades, Subaru was once part of the Aircraft Research Laboratory, which was founded in 1915. Over the years, the Aircraft Researc...

The History of Nissan
Zaki Moulvi Monday, June 9, 2014

Although the brand has been manufacturing motor vehicles since 1911, it was not until the 1930’s that the Nissan brand was born. Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works was founded in 1911 and by 1914 had produced the DAT, a small passenger car.  The company went through a couple of more name cha...

The History of the Honda Motor Company
Zaki Moulvi Monday, June 9, 2014

Founded in post-war Japan in 1946, the Honda Motor Company’s initial endeavors was producing motorized bicycles.  It was not until 1963 that they produced their first four wheeled vehicle. The founder of the Honda Motor Company, Soichiro Honda, started his automotive manufacturing car...

The History of Toyota
Zaki Moulvi Monday, June 9, 2014

From humble beginnings manufacturing looms, Toyota has become one of the most widely known automobile manufacturers on the planet. The history of the Toyota brand we know today begins in 1933 as an off shoot of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works.  It was during this time that the founder&rsquo...

The History of Mercedes-Benz
Zaki Moulvi Monday, June 9, 2014

One of the German big 3 in luxury car manufacturers, the Mercedes-Benz brand has been leading the industry in vehicle safety, style and performance since its debut in 1926. Although the name Mercedes-Benz and its coveted three pointed star was conceived in 1926, its roots date back to 1886, and ...

The History of Mazda
Zaki Moulvi Monday, June 9, 2014

With a company name that translates into the Ancient God of wisdom, intelligence and harmony, the automotive industry has the right to expect a lot from a Mazda. Although founded in 1920 under the name Toyo Cork Kogyo Company, Mazda did not enter the automotive industry until 1958.  Until t...

The History of Land Rover
Zaki Moulvi Monday, June 9, 2014

The Land Rover, which has made a stunning impact on the modern day utility vehicle, was first intended for use on the farm. In England during the late 1860’s, entrepreneur J.K. Starley begins to produce his own line of sewing machines.  He made the decision to enter the highly competi...

The History of Infiniti
Zaki Moulvi Monday, June 9, 2014

It has been less than 30 years since the top secret Horizon Task Force was formed to design and execute a whole new level of luxury in automobiles. The widespread spending spree that defines the 1980’s opened up a growing market of consumers who wanted a vehicle that was above and beyond&n...

The History of GMC
Zaki Moulvi Monday, June 9, 2014

GMC has been around since a car was called a horseless carriage.  Far removed from those times, the brand continues to revolutionize the industry. General Motors Truck Company, or GMC Truck, was founded in 1908 by Billy Durant, formerly a leading manufacturer of buggies.  At that time ...

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