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Rapid

Pontiac, Michigan. USA.
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The Rapid Motor Vehicle Company was founded by Max and Morris Grabowsky in 1902.

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Rapid Motor logo.

Max and Morris Grabowsky began building American Trucks in 1900. In 1905 The Rapid Motor Vehicle Company was acquired by Albert North and Harry Hamilton. Albert North and Harry Hamilton also owned The Pontiac Spring & Wagon Works. This company produced an American Automobile called the Pontiac in 1907 and 1908.

The Rapid Motor Vehicle Co. was the predecessor of the GMC truck. In 1909, General Motors acquired the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company of Pontiac, Michigan. The trade name GMC trucks first appeared in 1912.

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1906 Rapid Motor vehicle ad.

 
 
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