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  1. Louis-Joseph Chevrolet ( French: [ʃəvʁɔlɛ]; December 25, 1878 – June 6, 1941) was a Swiss-American race car driver, mechanic and entrepreneur who co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company in 1911. Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 2.1 Early career 2.2 Chevrolet car company 2.3 Frontenac and American car companies 2.4 Auto racing 2.5 Later life

  2. Louis Chevrolet, (born December 25, 1878, La Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland—died June 6, 1941, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.), automobile designer and racer whose name is borne by the Chevrolet Division of General Motors, an enterprise from which he derived little profit and of which he was a minor employee in the last years of his life.

  3. Louis Chevrolet (1878-1941) was a fearless automobile racer who displayed little concern for his own safety when the outcome of a race was in doubt. Chevrolet's driving skills attracted the attention of auto executive, William Durant. The two men combined their talents to form the Chevrolet Motor Company.

    • The Early Life of Louis Chevrolet
    • Chevrolet Motor Car Company
    • The Downfall of Louis Chevrolet

    Louis Chevrolet was born on December 25, 1878, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The second child in a family of nine, Louis Chevrolet was part of a modest household and often helped his father, who worked in the watchmaking industry. Economic problems soon started to plague the family, and Louis Chevrolet, along with his parents and six siblings ...

    With his learnings from Fiat and Buick, Louis Chevrolet built an overhead valve six-cylinder engine in his own machine shop, paving the way for something even bigger. By now, Louis Chevrolet is already a famous motoring figure in the United States, with several victories and multiple record-breaking runs. William Durant sought to market Louis Chevr...

    After the informal disagreement, Durant restructured the company without Louis’ consent. This, along with a few comments on Louis’ personality, made him furious. He then proceeded to commit perhaps the biggest mistake of his life. Louis Chevrolet sold his stake in the company to William Durant. Louis found racing success after starting the Frontena...

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  4. Louis Chevrolet Swiss Watches is an independent watch brand producing and marketing innovative, affordable timepieces with the aim of offering designs and techniques usually reserved for the high-end segment. We are based in Porrentruy, in the Swiss Jura, and active since 2006.

  5. Louis Chevrolet. Louis-Joseph Chevrolet (December 25, 1878 – June 6, 1941) was a Swiss born American race car driver of French descent and co-founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company with William C. Durant. Chevrolet had differences with Durant in 1915 and sold his share of the company to him. The company was folded into Durant's General ...

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