Durant Motors Inc. was established in 1921 by former General Motors CEO William "Billy" Durant following his termination by the GM board of directors and the New York bankers that financed GM.
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... In 1921, Durant established a new company, Durant Motors, initially with one brand ... had a variety of marques, including the Durant, Star (also called Rugby), Flint, and Eagle, rivalling the range offered by General Motors ... As he had with General Motors, Durant acquired a range of companies whose cars were aimed at different markets ...
... The Durant was a make of automobile assembled by Durant Motors Corporation of New York City, New York from 1921 to 1926 and again from 1928 to 1932 ... Durant Motors was founded by William "Billy" Durant after he was terminated as the head of General Motors ... Billy Durant's intent was to build an automotive empire that could one day challenge General Motors ...
... In 1905, Continental Motors was born with the introduction of a four-cylinder, four stroke cycle L-head engine operated by a single camshaft ... hp @ 2000 rpm 4.625x4.625 = 543.91cuin (8.91L) In August 1929, the Continental Motors Company formed the Continental Aircraft Engine Company as a subsidiary to ... Continental Motors entered into the production of automobiles rather indirectly ...
Famous quotes containing the words motors and/or durant:
“When General Motors has to go to the bathroom ten times a day, the whole countrys ready to let go. You heard of that market crash in 29? I predicted that.... I was nursing a director of General Motors. Kidney ailment, they said; nerves, I said. Then I asked myself, Whats General Motors got to be nervous about? Overproduction, I says. Collapse.”
—John Michael Hayes (b. 1919)
“Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river.”
—Will Durant (18851981)