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In 1901 Henry Ford forms the Henry Ford Company but quits in a dispute. The company becomes known as Cadillac and in 1902, they produce the first Caddy.

In 1901 Henry Ford forms the Henry Ford Company but quits in a dispute. The company becomes known as Cadillac and in 1902, they produce the first Caddy.

In 1898 James Ward Packard bought this Winton horseless carriage. He was not impressed with it so he complained. Alexander Wilton suggested that he try to build a better car—so he did.

In 1898 James Ward Packard bought this Winton horseless carriage. He was not impressed with it so he complained. Alexander Wilton suggested that he try to build a better car—so he did.

1900 St. Louis Gasoline Buggy  St. Louis Gasoline Motor Company  1897-1900

1900 St. Louis Gasoline Buggy St. Louis Gasoline Motor Company 1897-1900

Electric cars a new idea?  No first cars were electric but newly discovered oil won. The tide is changing. 1900: The first Porsche and the world's first hybrid car.

A Look Back At The Remarkable History Of Porsche

Electric cars a new idea? No first cars were electric but newly discovered oil won. The tide is changing. 1900: The first Porsche and the world's first hybrid car.

1896 Riker Electric Tricycle - Andrew L. Riker produced his 1st electric car in 1894 and built electric vehicles in Elizabethport, New Jersey until the company was absorbed by the Electric Vehicle Company in 1902. Riker gained acclaim for his development of high speed electric cars culminating w/ his 'Riker Torpedo' that set a world's record for speed (57mph) in 1901. In 1902 Riker then became vice-president of Locomobile, a gas powered marque. This car has a 1hp, 40v, electric motor.

1896 Riker Electric Tricycle - Andrew L. Riker produced his 1st electric car in 1894 and built electric vehicles in Elizabethport, New Jersey until the company was absorbed by the Electric Vehicle Company in 1902. Riker gained acclaim for his development of high speed electric cars culminating w/ his 'Riker Torpedo' that set a world's record for speed (57mph) in 1901. In 1902 Riker then became vice-president of Locomobile, a gas powered marque. This car has a 1hp, 40v, electric motor.

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