Ford and Chevrolet have cultivated some of the strongest brand loyalties and one of the fiercest rivalries in the automotive world. Since the 1920s, these two companies have been trading blows in sales leadership, on the street and on racetracks.
If you really want to rile up your Chevy-loving neighbor, talk about the Mustang being the first “pony car.” Chevy fans can brag about Corvette still being America’s only true sports car. Ford loyalists can counter with the brand’s long-running pickup truck leadership … it could go on and on.
Each of these great American brands has so much more to its history, and both have also had a huge influence on American society. One revolutionized automobile production with the moving assembly line and later made the first popular and affordable V-8 engine. The other established a reputation for reliability and then in 1955 instigated a new performance era with a revolutionary lightweight V-8 engine.
One is still controlled (though not owned) by the family of the man who founded the company. The other has been a pillar of one of the world’s oldest multi-line auto manufacturers for more than a century.
Which one is which? Take this quiz to test how much you know about your favorite American car brand, and maybe learn some new things about it, too!