Its a big year for us and as 2011 marches along, comes a new opportunity to show the world exactly what Dodge has to offer. Our new line up of vehicles come packed with power, style, technology and genuine automotive soul. Were swinging for the fences this year with all-new products designed to make the world sit up and take notice. Dodge has a long and storied history of innovation, and the pioneering spirit is a treasured trait that was handed down from our founders, John and Horace Dodge.
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Short of driving your own 57 Dodge Sweptside Truck through downtown Auburn Hills, theres no better way to celebrate your affinity for Dodge products than by visiting the Dodge Gallery at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum. The collection includes such company milestones as that aforementioned Sweptside, as well as concept cars dating all the way back to the Dodge brothers initial collaboration.
In 1914, noted engine manufacturers John and Horace Dodge decided to distance themselves from their supplier roots and produce their own brand of automobile. On November 14, 1914, after eleven months of feverish preparation, the first Dodge Model 30 rolled off the assembly line at the Hamtramck, Michigan plant. Introduced as a more upscale version of the Ford Model T, the Dodge Model 30 quickly gained popularity for its full-steel body construction and sliding-gear transmission, features which were considered somewhat of a luxury at the time.Read More