Chevrolet hits 100
Image: Don O'Brien 2010
Iconic car manufacturer, Chevrolet, is passing its one hundredth year in existence this month as November 3rd was the date on which its founding documents were finalised.
Given the choppy economic waters currently plaguing the motor industry, there is no guarantee that the Chevrolet brand will still be around in another 100 years, but it has left a legacy of classic cars that will continue to be cherished by enthusiasts long into the future.
The main reason for Chevrolet's existence can be put down to Ford, because the company was created in 1911 in order to make sure that there was a rival to the Model T out there, which would prevent the firm having a monopoly over the market.
Chevy has always been intent on creating popular cars which would be affordable to average earners and this has allowed it to remain one of the best selling makes in the US, despite the fact that it takes its name from French race car champion Louis Chevrolet.
From the introduction of classic cars like the high-octane performance of the Chevrolet Corvette back in 1953, to the arrival of the hybrid powered, eco-friendly Volt in 2010, Chevy seems set to be an innovator.