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You know the names, but you may not the history behind some of the biggest automobile makers out there. Learn about the good, the bad and the ugly on car manufacturers.

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How Shelby Works

After Carroll Shelby retired from racing cars he began building them. The 1964 Shelby AC Cobra was one of Carroll Shelby’s first American masterpieces. Learn about Shelby Cobras Mustangs and other exciting Shelby cars.


How Graham Cars Work

How Graham Cars Work

Graham debuted a barrage of cars after their inception, from town cars to limousines. Learn how the public reacted to this automotive newcomer. See more »

How Studebaker Works

How Studebaker Works

The Studebaker company was founded in 1852 by Henry and Clem Studebaker. Learn more about Studebaker origins and its early cars like the Erskine. See more »

How Eagle Cars Work

How Eagle Cars Work

Eagle arrived on the scene by ditching outdated models and rolling out the Medallion and Premier. Learn more about these early Eagle cars. See more »

How Reo Cars Work

How Reo Cars Work

The Reo Motor Car Company was created in 1904 out of an argument at Olds Motor Works. Learn all about Reo, which stopped making cars in 1936. See more »

How Rambler Cars Work

How Rambler Cars Work

Rambler cars got their start as a successful compact model put out by Nash in 1950. Learn all about Rambler, which closed shop in the late '60s. See more »

How Packard Cars Work

How Packard Cars Work

Packard was once a leader among automakers, but changing tastes and poor business decisions doomed the brand. Learn more about Packard cars. See more »

How DeSoto Cars Work

How DeSoto Cars Work

DeSoto was an offshoot of Chrysler Corporation, aiming for the market just above Plymouth in size, power and price. Learn about DeSoto's origins. See more »

How Terraplane Cars Work

How Terraplane Cars Work

Terraplane cars, which grew out of the successful Essex Terraplane made by Hudson, were built from 1934 to 1938. Learn all about Terraplane cars. See more »

How Checker Cars Work

How Checker Cars Work

Checker was known for making taxicabs, but it started selling civilian models, such s the Superbra, in 1959. Learn about Checker car beginnings. See more »

How Tucker Cars Work

How Tucker Cars Work

Preston Tucker's plan for a wholly new car was too ambitious to succeed. Learn about the brief heyday of the Tucker Torpedo. See more »