Louis Chevrolet was a Swiss race car driver and automotive engineer, who co-founded Chevrolet on November 3, 1911, along with William C. Durant in Detroit, Michigan. It wasn’t long till General Motors saw the potential of the company and acquired it under its wing to compete with Henry Ford. Although they could never beat the Model T in sales, their attempts yielded some rather great automobiles that became ingrained with the American history for eternity.

Chevrolet has been a troubled manufacturer, to say the least. It has faced several delays, technical issues, and financial troubles throughout its legacy stretching for more than a century. During this time, it has produced several automobiles that have rocked markets the world over. For big trucks, there has been a powerful Silverado. In the SUV segment, the Chevrolet Tahoe has been so famous that it actually has its own star in Hollywood. The muscle car boom saw the rise of the likes of the Chevrolet Camaro and Chevelle SS.

As for today, the both the sports car segment and the subcompact lineup have been upgraded to their best. Perhaps the most well known is the new generation of Corvettes, the C8. Where else can you get a 500-hp V8 engine for less than $60,000? Additionally, Chevrolet has also planed for the future, investing its resources into developing EVs like the Bolt. It is a manufacturer that truly lives up to its casual description as “The Bow Tie Badge Of America.”