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Louis Chevrolet


Louis Chevrolet came to the United States from Switzerland in 1900 to sell a wine pump he had invented. He drove with his brothers Gaston and Arthur and raced against the legendary Barney Oldfield. His racing style attracted William C. Durant, who engaged Chevrolet as team driver for Buick. Louis designed the first models of the Chevrolet for the Chevrolet Motor Car Company in 1911. He became the president of Frontenac Motor Company, which, in addition to race cars, made a racing conversion for the Model T Ford.

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