Christie (automobile company)
The Christine Company was originally called Christine Iron Works, but the name was changed in 1906. Walter Christie was actually 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.
- Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American cars1805-1942. Krause Publications.