One hundred years ago, carriage maker William "Billy" Durant placed a big bet on the fledgling auto industry in the early 1900s and created General Motors Corp. Riding America's rise as a superpower, GM went on to dominate the automobile industry for decades, producing some iconic cars and trucks, as well as numerous safety, marketing and technological advances. Explore this special section as we examine GM's first century.
General Motors, 100 years old and counting
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- General Motors' first 100 years
- GM concept cars
- History of Buick, the first GM brand
- History of Oldsmobile, the first mass-produced car
- History of Chevrolet, the top selling GM marque
- History of Pontiac, GM's performance line
- History of Cadillac, GM's premier brand
- GM hood ornaments
- GM Heritage Center shows why company has lasted 100 years
- Flint fetes 100th anniversary with parade
- Automotive Hall of Fame salutes GM
In Rearview Mirror
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- The auto industry's family trees
- The free-wheeling gambler who created conservative General Motors
- Harley Earl, father of the 'dream' car
- Henry Leland, forgotten giant of the auto industry
- Auto plant vs. neighborhood: The Poletown battle
- The rise and fall of John DeLorean, dashing, maverick automaker
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