Buick Touring Car
- : 1903
Flint, Michigan U.S.A. David Buick started the Buick Motor Car Company in Detroit in 1903. The first design was comparatively similar to conventional automobiles of the time. In 1909 a Buick driven by Bob Burman won the first race held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and sales were boosted to over 30,000 autos by the following year. During 1916 nearly 126,000 Buicks were sold and by the end of the First World War Buick was fourth in automobile sales overall, just behind Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet. All of these makes were priced far cheaper than Buick.