Louis was first brought into the automotive world as a car racer in Philadelphia for Autocar. However, they hired him for his outstanding engineering skills more than his ability to race. This launched his career into the world of automobile design, and only 4 years later, Buick brought Louis on board as a driver for them.
How Was Chevrolet Founded?
Despite the fact that Louis Chevrolet had no formal education or training in engineering, his keen insights into vehicle design quickly set him apart from many others in the automobile engineering field.
After becoming friends with William Durant, the owner of Buick, he resigned from automobile racing and took on a whole new path in life, which would later become his legacy.
In 1910, just one year after being hired by Durant, Louis Chevrolet partnered with his new boss and created their first vehicle together; the Buick Special 60.
Although Chevrolet was innovative and a very quick study, Durant quickly fired him just 2 years after they started their working relationship. Fortunately for the world, Louis was not that easily deterred, and he started the Chevrolet Motor Car Company on his own later on in 1911.
What Vehicles Does Chevy Make?
After many years of producing vehicles, there is a long list of cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans created by the Chevrolet Motor Company, or better-known now as General Motors, as they took over Chevy.
Vehicles Made by Chevrolet: