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Company nameJeynes Motorworks (WIP)
OwnerCheese Wheel
Founded year1944
CountryUnited States
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(Many of these names are real and the events were kind of researched-ish. It's canon!)

Jeynes Motorworks, formerly Meyer Autos (founded-1974) is a motor company founded on the ideals of European design under an American name. Until 1994, the company barely stayed in business.

1944- Founded by Clarence Meyer after prototypes of Ford Model A-based sedans were completed and made road-legal.

1953- Meyer Autos falls to very limited production after shortages of steel gripped America shortly after the Cold War became a serious threat to national security. Hundreds of workers laid off, with only seventeen remaining (including Clarence). Emma Neifert, his wife, stepped in to help with sales.

1962- A fire occurs at the production plant in Columbus, Ohio. The building was damaged beyond repair, but three unnamed prototype chassis with their matching bodyshells are recovered almost unharmed.

1964- The prototypes are brought into production under the names of the Clarity (a budget sedan), the C20 (a limited-production sports car), and the ironically-named Fire, a supercar.

1965- A revised Fire becomes the fastest car in the world, with a top speed of 168 miles per hour. This record was beaten the next year by the well-known Lamborghini Miura.

1972- Steel becomes available at a lower price and in greater amounts. Production speeds up and 134 new employees are hired.

1988- Clarence passed away on September 16. Emma takes over operations.

1992- Emma passes away on November 21. The company slows down nearly to a halt, managed for a short time by Carolyn Conrad from then to December 1994.

1994- Henry Jeynes, Clarence's great grandson, buys the company for a pittance, at $10,000 on December 6. It being his birthday, Carolyn throws in the abandoned plant "just 'cause it's your birthday". The company is renamed "Jeynes Motorworks." Production rises to about 50 per year in a Jeynes Motorworks dealer with a welding torch, engines purchased from BMW, and some mismatched parts. These models were handmade with unique names and generated about $100,000 in profits.

1995- Production resumes in Columbus after the plant is renovated and some 1991 models are revamped.

1999- Production is in full swing once again after the release of the Ability, a sports-sedan-gone-daily-driver.

(March 15: leaving off here for tonight. Will continue tomorrow or in a few hours with a can of Monster. Pictures coming soon.)





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