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CHECKER

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Checker Motors Corporation is a Kalamazoo, Michigan based automotive subcontractor that was once the manufacturer of the famed Checker automobile, the iconic American taxi cab. Checker was established by Morris Markin in 1922 through a merger of Commonwealth Motors and Markin Automobile Body.

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AUTOBIANCHI

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Autobianchi was an Italian automobile manufacturer, created jointly by Bianchi, Pirelli and Fiat in 1955. Autobianchi produced only a handful of models during its lifetime, which were almost exclusively small cars, with the biggest being the short-lived Autobianchi A111, a small family car.

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MERA

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Starting with the 1987 model, Pontiac dealerships offered an upgrade in the form of an "option" that changed the original body to a Pininfarina Ferrari 308-type body, called the Fiero Mera.

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PIERCE ARROW

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The Pierce-Arrow was a Buffalo, New York (United States) based manufacturing company from 1901 to 1938. Pierce-Arrow is best known for their expensive luxury automobiles; they also manufactured commercial motor trucks, fire trucks, and bicycles.

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AEHRA

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Aehra is headquartered in Milan, Italy and is a privately funded global company that disrupts the existing automotive ecosystem by distilling the values of Italian design, world-class engineering and American customer service to leverage the advantages of next-generation EV powertrain packaging and technology.

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MAUSER

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Like many armaments factories, Germany's Mauser Werke AG had to turn to new products after WWI.

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KOMET

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Komet built cyclecars in Leisnig Saxonia (Germany) from 1921 to 1923.

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OSELLA

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Osella is an Italian racing car manufacturer and former Formula One team based in Volpiano near Turin, Italy. They participated in 132 Grands Prix between 1980 and 1990.

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KIA

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Kia Motors Company is a South Korean automobile manufacturer.

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FAUN

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Faun (Fahrzeugfabriken Ansbach und Nurnberg) began truck production in 1918 in Germany.

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    Léon Levavasseur, born in France on January 8, 1863 was an engineer, aircraft designer and inventor. His innovations included the V8 engine (patented in 1908), direct fuel injection, and liquid engine cooling. Primarily associated with the Antoinette company (named after his investor - Jules Gastambide's daughter.

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