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Automotive engineer August Horch founded A. Horch & Cie Motorwagen in 1899 in Ehrenfield, Cologne, Germany. Ten years later, he promptly departed, following a squabble with the supervisory board. Undeterred, he began anew. Legally unable to use his surname as an imprimatur, Horch chose – at his son’s suggestion – to use the Latin rendition of his name, and thus “Audi” Automobile Works debuted in 1910, this was the beginning of Audi history.
History of Mercedes Benz Automobiles
Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler grew up in southern Germany about 60 miles apart, not knowing about each other. They are the fathers and the beginning of the Mercedes Benz history. Benz patented the first gasoline powered car, a tri-wheeler in 1886, later the same year Daimler built a motorized stagecoach. Daimler then made a deal with William Steinway of piano fame, to make Daimler Cars in Long island, New york. Production there began in 1904 until a fire in 1907.
Driving a car back and fro from work has shown us our dependence on it. Read on to find the humble beginnings of this everyday objects and its turbulent history.
There are many definitions of the car. Some said steam-powered coaches are cars and others, like Daimler-Benz (makers of Mercedes Benz) say that cars are light carriages for personal transport with three or four wheels, powered by a liquid-fueled internal combustion engine. Depending on your definition of a car, the automobile could have been invented by any number of people at any number of dates.
This is a timeline of the main events in the car history from 1920 to 1940: