Lancia was founded on 29 November 1906 in Turin by Fiat racing drivers Vincenzo Lancia (1881-1937) and his friend Claudio Fogolin (1872-1945) as Lancia & C. Fabbrica Automobili. The first Lancia automobile the "Tipo 51" or 12 HP (later called Alfa) and was produced in 1907-1908. It had a small four-cylinder engine with a power of 28 hp. In 1915 the Jota, Lancia's first truck, appeared and there followed a series of commercial vehicles. Other early models include the Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Theta, Kappa, DiKappa and TriKappa.