Dodge is an American automobile company founded in 1900 in Michigan. The original company name was the Dodge Brothers Company as it was created by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge. This company originally supplied parts to Detroit based automobile manufacturers. In 1914, they began building whole vehicles under the Dodge brand. It is famously known for its performance muscle cars such as the Challenger (1970s), Charger (1960s-1980s) and Viper (1990s-2010s).