Hobbies Cars & Motorcycles GMC Celebrates 100 Years of Building Trucks Share PINTEREST Email Print Cars & Motorcycles Trucks Cars Motorcycles Used Cars SUVs ATVs & Off Road Public Transportation By Dale Wickell Dale Wickell is an automotive expert who has worked in the industry for more than four decades. He currently works for LeMay - America's Car Museum. our editorial process Dale Wickell Updated February 24, 2019 01 of 07 GMC's Truck History 1909 Rapid Model F six-passenger truck. General Motors The name GMC celebrates a milestone anniversary in 2012, 100 years after the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company and the Reliance Motor Company became part of General Motors. Early GMC trucks were actually re-badged vehicles built by both companies. More Vintage GMC Trucks 1902 Rapid Truck 1915 GMC Flatbed Truck Early GMC Fire Truck Cannon-Ball Baker's GMC Truck 1942 GMC Military Truck 1957 GMC Pickup Truck 1957 GMC Pickup Truck 1958 GMC Pickup Truck 02 of 07 1913 GMC Electric Furniture Delivery Truck 1913 GMC truck. General Motors GMC built some of the world's first electric vehicles during the second decade of the Twentieth Century, like this 1913 furniture delivery truck. 03 of 07 1914 GMC Electric Flatbed Trucks 1914 GMC Electric Trucks - Models 2B and 4A. General Motors GMC's electric vehicles included the 1914 model 2B and 4A trucks shown in this vintage photograph. These two trucks were used for newspaper delivery in Detroit, Michigan. 04 of 07 GMC Bus for the Parade of Progress Road Show 1936 GMC Bus. General Motors In 1936, GMC designed and built a fleet of eight buses for the General Motors Parade of Progress road show. 05 of 07 GMC Military Trucks in World War II 1942 Jimmy Duece and a Half Truck. General Motors GMC built over a dozen different types of military vehicles during World War II, including the 1942 CCKW353 6x6 personnel carrier shown here, which soldiers called the Jimmy Duece and a Half. Over 560,000 of the trucks were built during the war. 06 of 07 GMC Assembly Plant in Pontiac, Michigan GMC Assembly Plant. General Motors GMC's Jimmy Duece and a Half trucks were assembled at the automaker's plant in Pontiac, Michigan. 07 of 07 1973 GMC Motorhome 1973 GMC Motorhome. General Motors GMC built motorhomes from 1973 to 1978, producing two different models—one 23 feet in length and the other three feet longer. The 1973 GMC motorhome in this photo is equipped with an optional roof-mounted air conditioner.