General Motors will soon be able to celebrate the fact that each brand sold in America will be 100 years old or even older when Grabowski Motor Company (GMC) reaches its centennial year in 2012. That’s a huge accomplishment for Big Red. But that’s not the only thing that gives the brand a sense of heritage.
For instance, unless you’re a major history buff, chances are you didn’t know that a Rapid F-406-B – a predecessor to GMC – was the first truck to reach the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak on August 1, 1909. GMC also sold electric vehicles from 1912-1917, and built 584,000 military vehicles during World War II. Once upon a time GMC also offered 23 and 26-foot motor homes from 1973-1978. Anybody out there around long enough to remember those? Sound off in the comments below!