America loves an underdog. This country revels in those who succeed even though they lack the resources, raw ability, or advantages that others have. And that is why for many years, America loved American Motors. In the 1950s, this company, forged from Nash and Hudson, was undoubtedly an underdog compared to the Big Three. Yet somehow through sheer spunk, it managed to thrive and stay afloat for more than 3 decades. Even at the end, right before it was acquired by Chrysler Corporation, its Jeep division was among the most sought-after brands in the world, yet another acknowledgment to its intrepid pursuit of the near-impossible. Read more . . .