Horace and John Dodge started the Dodge Brothers Company building bicycles and making parts for car manufacturers. Very successful in those endeavors, ultimately the Dodge boys decided to put their name on a car of their own. As the Dodge brothers already had a reputation for precise engineering, their 1914 Dodge Model 30 automobile was well received and the Dodge boys were off and running.
With a legion of satisfied customers, the Dodge brothers had it going pretty good—until January of 1920 when John succumbed to a case of pneumonia.
Horace followed 12 months later with cirrhosis.
The business got a bit dodgy after that and ultimately Chrysler bought out the Dodge Brothers Company. Over the years Dodge became known as the high performance brand within the Chrysler fold. Models like the Dodge Challenger, Charger, Super Bee, and eventually the Dodge Viper, cemented the brothers’ nameplate in the minds of high performance enthusiasts. However, Dodge is also credited with introducing the modern minivan to the world.
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