The Christie Company was originally called Christie Iron Works, but the name was changed in 1906. Christie was America's first exponent of front-wheel drive. In 1904, he took a four-cylinder, 30 hp racer to Daytona Beach with an early front-wheel drive system. In all, six racers were built, two with 60 hp engines.
Walter Christie spent most of his time racing and not promoting his cars. Because of this, the company folded in 1910.
- The Christie Automobile & The Christie Direct Action Motor Car Co., american-automobiles.com, retrieved November 2, 2017
- Kimes, Beverly (1996). Standard catalog of American cars 1805-1942. Krause Publications.