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Mar 14, 2021 · William Crapo Durant, (born Dec. 8, 1861, Boston—died March 18, 1947, New York City), American industrialist and founder of General Motors Corporation, which later became one of the largest corporations in the world in terms of sales.
May 28, 2009 · General Motors: A Brief History. May 28, ... going all the way back to when William C. Durant founded it in late-1908, then lost it, ... american-born.
Born: December 25, 1878 Bernese Jura region of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Died: June 6, 1941 Detroit, Michigan 62 Years Louis Chevrolet was the most famous "name" who participated in the Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island. Chevrolet participated in more Vanderbilt Cup Races than any other driver (1905, 1908,1909 &1910).
Feb 09, 2014 · By 1940, nearly 80 years old, Durant ended up managing a bowling alley in a suburb of Flint. He was born in 1862 to a well-to-do family and was part of a generation of new industrial engineers and...
In 1909 William C. Durant, one of the founders of G. M., sponsored some automotive experiments. Among them was the design and testing of a new automobile being conducted in Detroit, by the famous Swiss engineer, and racing driver Louis Chevrolet.
Her first husband, Cliff Durant, was a race car enthusiast and driver and son of General Motors founder William C. Durant. Their courtship was brisk, and they married in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of South Beach, CT, before a small party of witnesses (including Eddie's childhood minister) on September 16, 1922.
For without William C. Durant’s visionary genius and financial wizardry there would have been no Chevrolet success story. Durant, after a patient wait since his deposition from General Motors by the bankers in 1910, was now getting set for a fabulous coup that was to restore in heaping measure his former power and prestige.
Sep 21, 2011 · 1906: Alpha Romeo was born under the name SIAD 1908: GM was formed in USA when when William C. (Billy) Durant brought Oldsmobile and Buick together to form General Motors Company. A year later, Cadillac and Oakland (which became Pontiac in 1932) marques joined General Motors 1909: Bugatti built his first car
The 1,000,000th Chevy was produced on this day. Chevrolet began when William Durant hired Louis Chevrolet, a Swiss race-car driver and star of the Buick Racing Team, to design a new car. Durant hoped to challenge the success of the Ford Model T with an affordable, reliable car. Chevrolet wanted to design a finer sort of automobile, however.