Cool things with wheels since 2006
The last car I remember being named for a person was the Mercedes. Careful Jesse, you're showing your age now. 😄
Edsel doesn't count?
Let me stipulate, car named for someone that isn't running the company. Named for someone that isn't even in the car business. I bet there were hundreds of cars that were named for the owners, Mitchell, Duesenburg, Cord, Ford, Louis Chevrolet (Rickenbacker licensed his name) I guess Lincoln counts, in the way that naming a car company or car for a famous unrelated person counts. But Mercedes instantly jumped to mind because I once posted the story about the race car guy, and his daughter Mercedes. It was so long ago, I can't recall his name, and so far back I don't want to waste a half hour to find the link.
Her Name was Mercedes Jellinek and the "race guy" was her father Emil Jellinek.
thank you! I posted way back in 2012 https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2012/04/daimler-and-daimler-ag-and-daimler-benz.html See, I have posted stuff, that I barely remember. Without his last name, it would have taken 30-60 minutes of digging through the archives to find that link, so, thank you for the name and that made the link I was hoping to find pop up instantly