6. Dodge cars were used in the first “mechanical” cavalry in US history
In 1916, Lt. George Patton Jr. led the first mechanized cavalry charge in US Army history against Pancho Villa. He went with just three Dodge touring cars and 15 soldiers. Ultimately, Villa was shot by a pumpkinseed seller in his, wait for it, 1919 Dodge Roadster. Later, during WWII, Dodge would produce cars and trucks for the military, and via a specially purposed Chicago plant, provide engines for the B29 Superfortress. Patton also did a few things during that war.