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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 Franklin Cars Work

Franklin set itself apart from other automakers by using air-cooled engines and lightweight aluminum parts. Franklin was ahead of the industry by selling more sedans than open cars before 1920. Learn more about Franklin cars.


How Duesenberg Cars Work

 How Duesenberg Cars Work

The cars built by the Duesenberg brothers are still considered among the finest ever made. Learn more about the fascinating run of the Duesenberg. See more »

How Willys Cars Work

 How Willys Cars Work

Willys was best know for manufacturing the Jeep, but for years it also produced several popular passenger cars. Look back at the line of Willys cars. See more »

How Panoz Cars Work

 How Panoz Cars Work

Panoz Auto Development Company is the brainchild of Dan Panoz and his billionaire father. Learn about models such as the Panoz Roadster and A.I.V. See more »

How Excalibur Cars Work

 How Excalibur Cars Work

The Excalibur Phaeton and Excalibur Roadster are a collector's dream. Learn about Excalibur, and the Studebaker designer who started it all. See more »

How Allstate Cars Work

 How Allstate Cars Work

Allstate cars were a short-lived experiment conducted by Sears to try to break into the automobile industry. Learn about Allstate's mail-order car. See more »

How AMC Cars Work

 How AMC Cars Work

AMC formed in the wake of Rambler's collapse. Learn how several former Rambler models got absorbed into the AMC lineup, such as Marlin and Ambassador. See more »

How American Austin Cars Work

 How American Austin Cars Work

American Austin made midget cars, more than a foot shorter than the VW Beetle. Learn why even a starring movie role couldn't sell American Austins. See more »

 How American Bantam Cars work

Roy S. Evans bought American Austin for a mere $5,000 and renamed it American Bantam. Learn why American Bantam didn't succeed beyond World War II. See more »

How Auburn Cars Work

 How Auburn Cars Work

Under President Errett Cord, Auburn cars grew in prestige. Learn about the amazing value offered by Auburn vehicles, without sacrificing quality. See more »

How Shelby Works

 How Shelby Works

Carroll Shelby began his famous car-building career with the Shelby-Cobra. Learn how A.C. Car bodies and Ford engines combined to form a legend. See more »