Buick Motor Co. was incorporated in Detroit 100 years ago -- May 19, 1903 -- and became one of the industry's major manufacturers after moving to Flint, Mich., later that year. Buick claimed to lead the industry in production in 1908.
Buick became the foundation for the creation of General Motors, also in 1908, under the promotion of William C. Durant, a Flint carriage manufacturer. GM eventually became the world's largest industrial corporation.
Nearly 35 million Buicks later, the division moved back to Detroit in 1998 as GM decided to place all of its marketing divisions at Renaissance Center.