From 1899, he entered in race meetings - first and foremost of which was the Nice Week - where he would race under his pseudonym Mercédès - the name of his daughter, ten years old at the time, and a name that was to become well known in motoring circles. In the early days, the name referred to the team and driver - not to an automotive brand, the cars being actually made by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft.
So to this week. The assembly line style of mass production and interchangeable parts was not pioneered by Henry Ford. What industry did this first?