Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Auto | Car Models | Car Manufacturer Profiles

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.

Featured
How Hudson Cars Work

Hudson made some of America's finest most popular cars during its 48-year history. A low-priced four-cylinder Essex was a key to their early success. Learn about Hudson's history and its cars in this article.


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 »