Founded in 1934, Hades was the brain child of french Banker Étienne Laporte, who gathered an interest in the Automobile business after a trip to the USA. Having seen the various race cars made in people’s garages and sheds, and seeing big companies like ACA and Bogliq, Laporte began to reach around France and Europe for possible partners and engineers.
No Partners were found before the outbreak of WW2, where Étienne fled to England at the first sign of war. In his time in exile, he began work in logistics with the British Army, helping to distribute food, vehicles, and funding. During his time, he met a Tank engineer named James Greenwood. Greenwood was a Tank Mechanic, and former Engineer at Bonham before the war conscripted him.
After the Liberation of France, he returned to his home, and began making plans for his first car. He was able to bring the former Bonham engineer he had met in the UK over to France. Together, they were able to plan, and design their first model.
Their First model would be unveiled to the world in 1948…