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Kansas City Automotive Firsts

Hannibal Bridge

First bridge across Missouri River, 1869.

Greenlease Cadillac

First Cadillac distributor west of the Mississippi, 1908.

Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge

First vertical-lift drawbridge allowing river traffic to pass underneath without affecting vehicle traffic above, 1911.

Winchester Plant

First Ford production facility outside of the Detroit area, 1912.

Country Club Plaza

First shopping center designed for customers arriving by car, 1922.

Roberts Motor Mart

First African-American owned car dealership, 1923.

Leeds Plant

First Chevrolet and Fisher Body plants housed under a single roof, 1929.

United Auto Workers Local 249

First Ford union local chartered, 1937.

Fairfax Plant

First assembly plant building cars and fighter jets simultaneously, 1952.

Kansas I-70

First U.S. Interstate Highway project completed, 1956.

Claycomo Plant

Largest plant in U.S. in terms of units produced, 1957.

Masten Gregory

First American to successfully compete in European F1 DP racing, 1957.

Pontiac GTO and Oldsmobile 442

First muscle cars, built at the Leeds Plant, 1964.

Ford F-series

First in truck sales since 1977, first in vehicle sales since 1982, built at the Claycomo Plant.

Ford, GM, and Harley-Davidson

Kansas City is the only city in the world with a Ford plant, a GM plant, and a Harley-Davidson plant.

However, as of May 9, 2014, Kansas City is no longer the largest metropolitan area in the country without a public auto museum.

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[Appreciation to the Missouri Valley Special Collections, Historic American Engineering Record, Kansas City Public Library, Henry Ford Museum, and Black Archives of Mid-America for photographs]