Before The model T and Model A The Stanley Steam Car was quite popular between 1902 and 1924. It was made by Stanley Steamers. It was run by a steam engine. The Stanley brothers made the first car in 1897. One of the brothers, Freeland, and his wife, Flora, took one of the cars to the top of Mount WAshington in New Hampshire., the highest peak in the northeastern part of the United States. This was the first time a car had climbed 7.6 miles.