|Automobile Industry Celebrates 100 Years Continued.|
The Who What, you say? The Duryea earns the distinction of inaugurating the centennial because it was the first model for which more than one car was built from one set of blueprints. The Duryea brothers, J. Frank and Charles, produced thirteen of their horseless carriages in their company's first year.|
Henry Ford produced his Quadracycle the same year, but it was only a prototype. Not until 1908 did his company began churning out Model T's, and his revolutionary assembly line didn't appear until 1913. Even the Henry Ford Museum acknowledges that the Duryeas, and not Ford, launched the era of the automobile.|
Below are more landmarks in automotive history:|
The automobile's place in American society is so pervasive that it is difficult to imagine life without cars. Much more than a mode of transportation, the car is an icon of modern civilization, and the auto industry has pulled out all the stops to organize a yearlong extravaganza of auto shows, museum exhibits, and other car-centered events throughout the country. Happy 100th to the horseless carriage!
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