BMC/Briggson Motor Company
The 1900s: At first the Company was just Called “Briggson Parts”. It was founded in 1901 in Gasmea by John Dean Briggson in his Garage when he started Building Parts for Local Manufacturers, mostly Transmission/Gear Parts and Small Electrical equippment.
In 1903 Briggson Teamed up with James Peterson Sparrow and expanded while starting to Build Internal Combustion Engines for Commercial use. Because of that the Company was Renamed to “BMC” or “Briggson Motor Company” in 1904, they were expanding into new Markets quite quickly.
The 1910s: In 1911 they already Build whole Drivetrains, worked with a Couple of Car Manufacturers and the Gasmean Military, this also helped them to get through the Great Depression.
But let’s stay in the 1910s for now; in 1916 they had to start Building Tank and Plane Engines and other Parts for the Military because of WW1, they continued to Supply parts for Army witch earned their Company the trust of the Gasmean Goverment.
The 1920s and 30s: the 1920s and 20s went Smooth up until the Great Depression hit. the Company almost went Bust, they had to Lay off a lot of Workers and had to get Support from bigger Companys and the Goverment, they started the 1920s wit 31 Workers, in 1928 that number was up to 43, in 1932 they were down again to 31. 1939 with only 9 Workers remaining, the Gasmean Goverment came in, they started to support them.
1940s: the 2. World War Started and it was only a matter of time when Gasmea had to get involved, the Small Offroad Vehicles the Military used at that time were insufficient for the task at Hand and they needed to modernize. BMC had to Build a Tough and Powerful Offroader that could run on anything you could imagine to run as Fuel, and that was the time BMC started to Bulld Cars…
So, this is just the Prestory of BMC and how it became a Car Manufacturer, i will update this Thread today and post Pictures and Storys of BMC and theit coming Cars.