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The Cars That Made America present epic stories of the iconic names behind the iconic cars that shaped America. The automobile steered America at every turn throughout modern history, but the world has not heard all the stories of those behind the wheel – men like Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, the Dodge Brothers, William Durant, Lee Iacocca and John DeLorean. In three two-hour installments, History looks under the hood to reveal the winners who rose to fame and fortune and the losers who crashed and burned on the race to glory. From the birth of the American engine at the turn of the 20th Century through the Muscle Car era of the 1970s, the automotive industry's shadowy legends are replete with titans and devils, genius and failure with one constant: the automobile has influenced us at every turn.
A new and revolutionary machine - the automobile - is set to transform the country in unimaginable ways, as a handful of young visionaries prepare to ruthlessly battle for control of the new industry. Men like Henry Ford, the Dodge Brothers, William Durant, and Walter Chrysler risk their livelihoods as they fight to bring a revolution in transportation to the masses. Their struggle for supremacy will lay the groundwork for some of the largest and most influential corporate empires in American history.
The automobile begins to transform the United States; cities and towns change to suit the automobile; the middle class grows due to the booming manufacturing sector; the Big Three dominates the industry while the battle to be number one heats up.
After World War II, Americans move to the suburbs, fueling demand for new cars and leading to the golden age of the American automobile; car companies create the muscle car, even as external influences threaten to bring the industry to its knees.
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