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#1 of 23 Manufacturers' cities of origin
Jun 14, 2006 (11:56 am)
Over time I've noticed cities being associated with certain automakers, especially for American and German brands. Like Chrysler - Auburn Hills, wherever that is (around Detroit, I assume?), and Mazda - Hiroshima.
I bet that combined, we know just about all of them. Let's put that list together!
Jun 14, 2006 (1:18 pm)
First one to name them all wins...err... the title of First One To Name Them All
#3 of 23 Here are some...
Jun 14, 2006 (1:37 pm)
VW - Wolfsburg
Audi - Ingolstadt
Porsche - Stuttgart
Mercedes - Stuttgart
BMW - Munich
Ferrari - Maranello
Ford - Dearborn
Bentley - Crewe
Jaguar - Coventry
Saab - Trollhatten
GM - Detroit
Some makes just don't conjure up a city for me. It has gotten to the point that Nissan makes me think of Smyrna and Honda brings up Marysville, I don't really know where their home towns are.
#4 of 23 More specific...
Jun 15, 2006 (5:04 am)
...not really true today, but going back:
South Bend: Studebaker
Allentown, PA: Mack Truck
St. Louis: Corvette, (now associated with Bowling Green, KY)
Chester, PA once was home to a huge Ford plant. That mega-depressed city sure could use big employers like Ford and Sun Ship again. The place is truly a toilet.
My 1989 Cadillac Brougham was built in Arlington, Texas.
#5 of 23 Another...
Jun 15, 2006 (5:50 am)
I believe MG's home town was Abington or Abingdon or something like that.
(I'm sure Mr. Shiftright will correct me soon... )
#6 of 23 Re: Manufacturers' cities of origin [carlisimo]
Jun 15, 2006 (5:55 am)
The easy one is Toyota City
Honda has Suzuka. Mitsubishi had a plant in Nagoya, and Toyota has their museum out that way.
#7 of 23 Re: Manufacturers' cities of origin [carlisimo]
Jun 15, 2006 (5:59 am)
Alfa Romeo-Milano (Milan)
Aston-Martin-Newport Pagnell (originally)
Jun 15, 2006 (6:12 am)
I had to look them up, since the only one I'd heard a lot was Mazda.
Mazda - Hiroshima
Honda - Tokyo
Nissan - Ginza, Tokyo (but they're relocating somewhere cheaper, just like here)
Mitsubishi - Minato, Tokyo
Suzuki - Hamamatsu
Subaru - Gunma Prefecture
Daihatsu - Ikeda, Osaka
Toyota - Aichi Prefecture (they're in a city formed in 1959 called Toyota, but everyone seems to refer to Aichi)
#9 of 23 Forgot one
Jun 15, 2006 (7:17 am)
Kalamazoo, Mich. = Checker Motors
Jun 15, 2006 (7:42 am)
Looks like most have been named
Fiat - Turin