John and Horace The Dodge Brothers Motor Company was established in 1913 and by 1914, John and Horace designed and introduced the first car of their own – the four-cylinder Dodge Model 30-35 touring car.
Who was first Dodge or Chevy?
The Ford Motor Company was the first brand as it was founded in 1903 by the very famous Henry Ford. Eight years later, Louis Chevrolet and William Durant started Chevrolet in 1911 and three years later in 1914 the Dodge brothers, Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge, founded the “Dodge Brothers” brand.
Did Dodge Brothers own Ford?
When Ford, who was initially short on cash, couldn't make a $5,000 payment, he offered the brothers 50 shares of Ford stock worth $10,000, making them 10-percent stockholders in the new Ford Motor Company.
What happened to the Dodge Brothers?
Dodge was now the second largest automaker in the U.S., behind Ford. While attending the National Automobile Show in New York City, Horace became severely ill with influenza. John remained at his side until he became critically ill. As Horace began to recover, John worsened and died on January 14, 1920.
What was Dodge originally called?
The Dodge Brothers Company was started in Detroit, Michigan in 1900 as a mechanic shop. Brothers Horace & John Dodge ran the shop, who were engine builders at Ford Motor Company, where they learned the skills which led to the formation of the iconic Dodge brand.
What company did the Dodge brothers work for?
Olds BUILDING AN AUTOMOTIVE EMPIRE Olds, who hired them in 1901 to produce 2,000 engines for his new curved-dash Oldsmobile. Olds was pleased enough with their work to add 3,000 transmissions to his order the following year, making the brothers major players in the automotive industry.