Horace and John Dodge were a substantial reason for the success of Henry Ford’s new car company from 1903 to 1914. They then broke ties with ol’ Henry to start their own car company. Amazingly, the three original, mostly handwritten, notebooks that they filled with everything they needed to know about starting an automobile company from the ground up still exist today! Housed in the National Automotive History Collection of the Detroit Public Library, they provide amazing insight into the birth of Dodge, just shy of 100 years ago. Read the very cool story at The Truth About Cars.