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1851 - 1898


Wilhelm Werner

1874 - 1947


Bob Burman

1884 - 1916


1932


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1936 - 1966


Larry Rice

1946 - 2009


Mike Smith

1955 - 2014


Mike Ciochetti

1959


Pierluigi Martini

1961


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1961


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1963


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1969


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1980



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1892 - 1948


1912 - 1950


Dempsey Wilson

1927 - 1971


Alfred Ethelbert Moss

1896 - 1972



Marquis Albert de Dion
Marquis Albert de Dion
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FRANCE

Born
9 / 3 / 1856
Died
19 / 8 / 1946
De Dion was an innovator and pioneer in the automobile industry. He also founded the first automobile club in 1895 and organized the world's first auto show in Paris in 1898.

Marquis Albert de Dion was a pioneer of the automobile industry in France. de Dion and his partner, Georges Bouton, founded the de Dion-Bouton automobile company, which became the world's largest automobile manufacturer for a short time.

De Dion-Bouton provided a surprise in 1910 when it introduced the impressive 35hp series-production V-8 engine, the first of its kind. De Dion also was a champion for the auto industry.

He founded the first automobile club in 1895 and organized the world's first auto show in Paris in 1898. In addition, he looked for ways to transfer automotive applications to commercial vehicles and public transportation.

Not satisfied, de Dion also produced road maps, developed military equipment and was an aviation pioneer. De Dion lost his motivation as an innovator and pioneer after World War I. In 1932 he withdrew from his company, which had stopped making cars.

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