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    In 1902 Max Grabowski established a company called the "Rapid Motor Vehicle Company," which developed some of the earliest commercial trucks ever designed. The trucks utilized one-cylinder engines. In 1909 the company was purchased by General Motors to form the basis for the General Motors Truck Company, from which GMC Truck was derived. In 1912 the marque "GMC Truck" was first shown at the New York Auto Show. 22,000 trucks were produced that year.

    In 1916, a GMC Truck crossed the country from Seattle to New York in thirty days. In 1926, a 2-ton GMC truck was driven from New York to San Francisco in 5 days and 30 minutes.

    During the Second World War, GMC Truck produced 600,000 trucks for use by the U.S. military. In 1996 GM dropped the word 'truck' from the GMC Truck name, thus creating the GMC name as we know it today.

    In 2002, GMC released a book entitled, GMC: The First 100 Years, that explained the company's complete history.

    GMC currently manufactures SUVs, pickup trucks, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty trucks. In the past, GMC also produced fire trucks, ambulances, heavy duty trucks, military vehicles, motorhomes (1973-1978), and transit buses.

    In 2007, the company will introduce the Acadia, a crossover SUV, which will be the company's first unibody vehicle.

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