The Peerless Motor Company began in 1900 in Cleveland, Ohio. It soon became well-known for producing high-quality, luxurious cars. In those early days of the car industry, Peerless was one of the more popular domestic premium brands. People praised them highly praised for their innovation and technology.
During the First World War, Peerless designed and produced many military vehicles that were proven on the battlefield. However, after the war, it looked like Peerless was losing their battle on the luxury market. This was in spite of its efforts to introduce updated cars and even a V16 engine. The automotive production closed in 1931, but the company continued as a brewery at the end of prohibition in 1933.