Founded in 1897,
Oldsmobile is the oldest manufacturer of passenger cars in the United States.
In 1908 Oldsmobile joined General Motors and a year later the Lansing,
Michigan, plant had over 1,000 employees. By 1990 over 30 million Oldsmobiles
had been produced. Parent company General Motors says the Oldsmobile brand
will stop production with the 2004 model year.