André Citroën
André-Gustave Citroën ([ɑ̃dʁe ɡystav sitʁɔɛn]; 5 February 1878 – 3 July 1935) was a French industrialist and freemason. He is remembered chiefly for the make of car named after him, but also for his a...
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Emil Jellinek
Emil Jellinek, known after 1903 as Emil Jellinek-Mercedes (6 April 1853 – 21 January 1918) was a wealthy European entrepreneur who sat on the board of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) bet...
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René Panhard
Louis François René Panhard (27 May 1841, Paris - 16 July 1908 La Bourboule, dept. Puy-de-Dôme) was a French engineer, merchant and a pioneer of the automobile industry in France.Having graduated fro...
Herbert Quandt
Herbert Werner Quandt (22 June 1910 – 2 June 1982), was a German industrialist who is regarded as having saved BMW when it was at the point of bankruptcy and made huge profit in doing so.
He...
Vincenzo Lancia
Vincenzo Lancia (24 August 1881 in Fobello, Piedmont – 15 February 1937 in Turin) was an Italian pilot, engineer and founder of Lancia.Vincenzo Lancia was born in the small village of Fobello on...
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Siegfried Bettmann
Siegfried Bettmann was a bicycle, motorcycle and car manufacturer and initiator of the Triumph Motorcycle Company. In 1914 he established the Annie Bettmann Foundation to help young people start busi...
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Wilhelm Maybach
 Wilhelm Maybach  ([ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈmaɪbax]; 9 February 1846 – 29 December 1929) was an early German engine designer and industrialist. During the 1890s he was hailed in France, then the world cen...
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Ignác Šustala
Ignác Šustala (1822, Kopřivnice, Moravia – 1891) was a Czech entrepreneur, and the founder of the Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau-Fabriksgesellschaft company, which later became Tatra.He was born in Kopřivnice...
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Henry Bauchet
The Henry Bauchet (1879-1970), was a French automobile manufactured only in 1903. It was a 5/8 cv twin-cylinder light car from Rethel which was sold directly to the public and which may have succeeded...
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Gustaf Larson
Erik Gustaf Larson (8 July 1887 — 4 July 1968) was a Swedish automotive engineer and the co-founder of Volvo. He held a Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Insti...
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H.F.S. Morgan
Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan (1881–1959) known as H.F.S. was an English sports car manufacturer and founder of the Morgan Motor Company (MMC) and its Chairman from 1937 until his death in 1959. Henr...
Horacio Pagani (auto executive)
Horacio Pagani (born 10 November 1955) is the Argentine founder of Pagani Automobili S.p.A., an Italian specialty auto-maker.
Horacio Pagani's father was a baker descended from Italian emigrants. ...
Auguste Doriot
Auguste Frederic Doriot (24 October 1863 – 1955) was a French motoring pioneer who developed, built and raced cars for Peugeot before founding his own manufacturing company D.F.P. in combination with ...
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Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen
Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen (30 July 1878 – 12 August 1964) was a Danish engineer and industrialist.
The son of a shipmaster who died when Rasmussen was still a young child, he attended middle s...
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Frank Costin
Francis Albert "Frank" Costin (8 June 1920 – 5 February 1995) was an automotive engineer who advanced monocoque chassis design and was instrumental in adapting aircraft aerodynamic knowledge for autom...
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Karl Benz
Karl Friedrich Benz ([bɛnts]; November 25, 1844 – April 4, 1929) was a German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the first automobile powered by an internal combus...
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Hub van Doorne
Hubert Jozef (“Hub”) van Doorne (1 January 1900 – 23 May 1979) was the founder of Van Doorne's Aanhangwagenfabriek (Trailer factory) and of Van Doorne's Automobielfabriek (vehicle factory) known, espe...
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Louis Delâge
Louis Delâge (March 22, 1874 – December 14, 1947), was a French pioneer automotive engineer and manufacturer.Born Pierre Louis Delâge to a family of modest means in Cognac in the Charente dépar...
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William Hillman
William Hillman (13 November 1848 – 4 February 1921) was a British bicycle and automobile manufacturer. In partnership with Louis Coatalen he founded the Hillman-Coatalen Company in 1907, later the Hi...
George Singer (cycle manufacturer)
George Singer (1847 - 4 January 1909) was an English cycle manufacturer who was a pioneer of both cycle and automobile development. Singer was born at Stinsford, Dorset in 1847 the son of George and H...
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George Johnston (engineer)
George Johnston (1855–1945) was a Scottish engineer. He was the son of the Reverend James Johnston, of Springburn's United Presbyterian Church. George spent the early part of his career in locomotive ...
Nicola Romeo
Nicola Romeo ([niˈkɔla roˈmɛo]; Sant'Antimo, 28 April 1876 - Magreglio, 15 August 1938) was an Italian engineer and an entrepreneur.Romeo graduated with a degree in engineering from the Politecnico di...
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Robert Bamford
Robert Bamford (1883–1942) was a British engineer, who with Lionel Walker Birch Martin (1878– 21 October 1945), founded a company in January 1913 that became Aston Martin.
He was born in Lamarsh i...
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Enzo Ferrari
Enzo Anselmo Ferrari ([ˈɛntso anˈsɛlmo ferˈrari]; 18 February 1898 – 14 August 1988) Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian motor racing driver and entrepreneur, the founder of the Scuderia...
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Marc Birkigt
Marc Birkigt (8 March 1878, Geneva – 15 March 1953, Versoix) was a Swiss engineer who moved to Barcelona, Spain when he was hired as an engineer by Emilio de la Cuadra, founder of Hispano-Suiza automo...
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