When Did the Grabowsky Brothers Establish the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company?


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Max and Morris Grabowsky established the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1902 in Pontiac, Michigan, specializing in one-ton trucks. In 1905, the company was acquired by Harry Hamilton and Albert North, who released the first Pontiac automobile that same year.

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Under the leadership of Hamilton and North, Rapid Motor Vehicle Company produced a variety of passenger vehicles for commercial use. In 1909, General Motors Company - one of the largest car manufacturers in the world - purchased Rapid. The signature Rapid truck developed by the Grabowsys became officially branded as part of the GMC Truck division at the New York Auto Show in 1912.

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