1908 - 1922

McLaughlin 

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The McLaughlin Motor Car Company, integral to Canada’s automotive heritage, began as a vision of Robert McLaughlin, who initially established a carriage works in Oshawa, Ontario, in 1877. This enterprise later evolved under the guidance of his son, Sam McLaughlin, who steered the family business towards automotive manufacturing. In 1907, the McLaughlin Motor Car Company was born, initially producing vehicles that integrated Buick engines, which marked the transition from carriages to automobiles.

The first car to roll out of their factory was the 1907 Model F, a vehicle that signified the innovative spirit of the McLaughlin family. This spirit was further embodied by the luxurious 1936 McLaughlin-Buick models that catered to royalty and dignitaries, symbolizing the brand’s prestige. The company’s transformation reached a pivotal point in 1918 when it merged with Chevrolet Canada to become General Motors of Canada, a move orchestrated by Sam McLaughlin who then served as its chairman and vice-president.

Sam McLaughlin’s leadership extended well beyond his company as he also made significant contributions to the Canadian economy and industry until his death in 1972. His legacy is reflected in the McLaughlin Motor Car Showroom and the vehicles that continue to symbolize a pivotal era in automotive history. Today, the brand is remembered not only for its cars but also for its foundational role in establishing the automotive industry in Canada.

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