Eventually, the company produced a smaller automobile that value $675. Hupp wished to build a much bigger car with an eight-cylinder motor and sought funding, but this did not occur. Jackson, Michigan, was a hub for automotive exercise within the first half of the twentieth century. Jackson Automobile Co., one of the first vehicle producers in Jackson, was formed by Charles Lewis, Byron J. Carter, and George A. Matthews in 1902. The first automobile produced by the corporate was a steam-engine powered automobile known as the Jaxon Steam Car. That six-horsepower vehicle was powered by a three-cylinder engine and hit the road in 1903.