Rival engineers Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler set out to liberate humanity from their dependence on the horse by harnessing the power of the internal combustion engine.
As the car becomes more than a curiosity, early car makers gain traction with their inventions. The outbreak of World War I catapults the industry into a new era of competition.
As the Roaring Twenties bring cars to the masses in America, Europe lags far behind, and Japan struggles to modernize. The car could be the answer—until World War II changes everything.