The First Man; The President of any country is not just a leader but a father and a mother, both, to the nation. Since we have always believed the supercars have a universe of their own and the first men of this universe, the founders of these lovely super cars were an institution in themselves. They have had the most humble beginnings and raised an empire out of dust. Here we bring you the First Men of all notable Luxury car brands and a sneak peek to their past.
The founder of the Italian motor brand, Ferrari! He is famously known for being a superb motor racing driver and an immaculate entrepreneur. But before becoming THE ENZO FERRARI, he worked at the Costruzioni Meccaniche National factory, scrapping trucks into small cars. How inspiring is that!
Walter Percy Chrysler
The founder of the Chrysler Corporation, W.P. Chrysler, worked as a machinist in a series of railroad shops throughout the Midwest. Before Chrysler Corporation was born, he worked at various railroads as a roundhouse mechanic throughout the west. Well to be the best, there surely goes more hard work than what the others see.
Lionel Martin ran a small shop in London's Kensington district but then later he decided to self-assemble cars, which then led to the foundation of Aston Martin. For ages, Aston Martin has constantly risen to become more than just a luxury car brand. Its identity has been equated with James Bond for it being the ultimate Bond mobile. To rise the empire to such levels, Mr. Martin humble beginnings tell us a lot about success.
Walter Owen Bentley
The first man for Bentley and its spectacular legacy was a genius in himself. He was an English engineer who designed engines for cars and aircrafts. He was famously known as W.O. without any mention of his surname 'Bentley'. He with his brother and Clive Gallop, after war, developed the 3-litre engine that ran for the first time in the streets of London in 1920.
Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini, The founder of Lamborghini brand, was born to grape farmers but his mechanical inclination and know-how led him to the tractor business in 1948. As the tale (more like a folk lore) goes, Ferruccio owned a Ferrari that he once took for servicing however he was insulted and called a truck driver. Ferruccio, obviously furious, went back and asked one of his mechanics to fix the engine. The mechanic who specialized in trucks used their same skills for a car like Ferrari, which led to the foundation of the famous LAMBORGHINI. The percentage of truth in this tale could probably never be known but one thing which is certain is that Mr. Lamborghini's mechanical abilities and hard work are to be thanked for the amazing creation of Lamborghini cars.
Sir Frederick Henry Royce founded the Rolls Royce Company along with his partner Charles Rolls. He started with an apprenticeship in the Great Northern Railways with a little financial assistance of his aunt. But soon he faces a financial crunch and was forced to leave the apprenticeship and work on streets and theatre lights. But surely it was his vision and his consistent zeal to achieve much higher than what we had in hand which helped him to turn the luck around and rest, they say, is history.
These men or so we call First Men inspire us immensely to try and achieve what we dream for. From the circumstances they rose and built such humongous empires is really appreciable and commendable.