The commercial single “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet: They go together in the good ol’ USA” was a sensational hit for a reason; The automobile has always been a huge part of American history, culture, and pride. Americans are known for their passion and dedication to cars. Chevrolet is a prime example of a classic and iconic American car company; Chevrolet has been in business for over 100 years, with the very first Chevy car being produced in 1911. While this long and lucrative existence is admirable, there are a few other American automobile manufacturers that beat that record.
The oldest American car brand (and also the oldest car brand in the entire world) is Oldsmobile, which began in 1897. In 1908, Oldsmobile was acquired by General Motors. Oldsmobile had an amazing run, lasting all the way to 2004. This infographic from PartsGeek.com delves into the triumphs and failures of the American automobile industry, celebrating the car culture that defines America.