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The most totally-random stuff also made by car companies

Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 1 of 21: For some, it’s a way to invest the profits from car-building into more lucrative areas. For others, it’s a way to stay afloat when an economic downturn crashes the new car market. Sometimes, what they learn outside the automotive area helps them inside it - and vice versa. And sometimes it's all totally and often delightfully unrelated.Join us as we look at some of the random and unlikely sectors car companies have ventured into.

It’s tempting for car-makers to branch out of the automotive industry.

For some, it’s a way to invest the profits from car-building into more lucrative areas. For others, it’s a way to stay afloat when an economic downturn crashes the new car market. Sometimes, what they learn outside the automotive area helps them inside it - and vice versa. And sometimes it's all totally and often delightfully unrelated.

Join us as we look at some of the random and unlikely sectors car companies have ventured into.

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