As a teenager he gained the reputation of being a watch repairman for dismantling and assembling timepieces for his neighbours. After his mother\'s death, Ford was expected to take charge of his family farm, which he loathed. He left this to work as an apprentice machinist, became an engineer at Edison Illumination company, where he met and befriended Thomas Edison, who encouraged his automobile testing.
Karl Benz :- He lost his father when he was a toddler and grew up in poverty. To honour his mother\'s wishes of obtaining a good education, Benz was a good student in school. He was to originally learn the art of locksmithing, but then ended up emulating his father who studied locomotive engineering. Vaclav Klement : - Mistreated by his stepmother and forced to do manual work from the age of 14, Klement had a hard childhood. He once wrote to a German bicycle company reporting a grievance, which returned with the company saying that the letter was not penned in \'comprehensible language\', which goaded Klement and a friend to start repairing bicycles themselves. They founded a company and expanded to manufacturing motorcycles and cars, which is now koda Auto.
Enzo Ferrari :- Born in Modena, Italy, Ferrari grew up with a strong desire to race cars, which was compounded after watching the 1908 Circuit di Bologna. He started working and racing for Alfa Romeo, a luxury car manufacturer, after returning from the Italian army. He founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team and allegedly only started making road cars to fund his racing endeavour. Louis Chevrolet : - He worked in a mechanics shop for four years in Beaune, before moving to Paris, Canada and finally to New York where he worked for an engineering company. He started racing for Fiat and later Buick, where he learnt car design, and designed his own engine in 1909, before starting the Chevrolet Motor Car company with William C Durant, founder of General Motors.