Although the motor car was not invented in the United States, Americans have been at the forefront of car development for many years.
American engineers threw themselves into developing cars even before the start of the 20th century. Charles and Frank Duryea set up the Duryea Motor Wagon Company in 1893, Henry Ford built the Ford Quadricycle in 1896, and Ransom E. Olds formed Olds Motor Vehicle Company (later Oldsmobile) in 1897. It was the Olds Motor Vehicle Company that dominated the early car scene in America with their model, the Curved Dash. In fact, by 1901, the company was making use of production lines when making their cars.
And of course, we know just how much Ford dominated the motoring scene, not only in America but worldwide with the introduction of the Model T in 1907. Over 15 million of these were produced over a 19-year period, making Ford the dominant brand in the automotive world. And it didn't end there for American motoring. Chevrolet and Chrysler joined Ford as the other pieces of the big three vehicle producers. Several other brands had success, with some failures as well.
In this quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of American cars and motoring in America.
Do you have what it takes to end the race in first place?