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Re: Did you Know!
>>>> The Question: What other pioneer car-maker also started multiple
>companies under variations of his own name? The two companies I have in mind
>were both reasonably successful and lasted at least as long as Audi and
>Horch. One of them continues even today.
Hmmm... you wouldn't count Mercedes, would you? The name 'Mercedes' was
invented by the French importer of the cars (Emile Jellinek, if memory
serves me), who thought German-sounding names like 'Daimler-Benz' would
never sell there... it was his daughter's name, actually.
Tom Nas Zeist, The Netherlands
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