Originally a supplier of parts and assemblies for Detroit-based automakers, Dodge began building their own automobiles in 1915. In the pre-war years, Dodge aimed for the luxury car market selling models such as the Six and Eight. Production halted after the Pearl Harbour attacks in favour of war production. After World War II, production restarted and in 1955, Dodge introduced the new “Forward Look” styling. Dodge became well known throughout the late 1960s – early 1970s for being a player in the muscle car market, with the Coronet R/T, Superbee and the Challenger alongside the Charger. In 1992, Dodge introduced the Viper – the first step to what was marketed as “The new Dodge”. Dodge are also well known for the Ram and the Grand Caravan which is considered to be the first modern minivan, as well as the best selling of its kind. Dodge has participated in various motorsports, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and NASCAR.