1899 marks the beginning of the Packard car, first manufactured in Ohio. Founded by James Ward Packard and his brother, the company designed and constructed their vehicles well into the 1930s. During this time the company experienced the highs and lows of the great depression and WWI. Through smart marketing, the Packard came out in “series” rather than models. Helping the manufacture to keep above water if the economy dipped low. However, come 1945 the company took too many financial hits and had to slow production. The last true Packard was built in 1956, this would be the last concept car of the company.