NASCAR’s Imperfect Perfection
With his championship, Truex gave NASCAR a few gifts: A popular young champion with a backstory full of unfailing determination in the face of professional and personal challenges, and a deserving champion who would have been the titleist even under the old, pre-“playoff” points system.
Faster Than the Speed of Tesla
The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. The speed of a Boeing 747 is 614 miles per hour. The speed of the new Tesla Roadster is 0-60 in 1.9 seconds at over 250 miles per hour, making it officially the fastest street legal car to accelerate to sixty miles per hour and putting the top speed in a category with the Hennessey Venom GT, Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg CCR.
What the Hell is a Riker Torpedo Racer?
Riker didn’t just build electric cars, he built electric racecars, which helped him and the company to hold onto their lead in the electric car producing market and won them glory in both long distance and short track racing from the end of the 19th century into the beginning of the 20th.
Mary Anderson, Unsung Queen of Rainy Days, Patents the Windshield Wiper
This Week in Motorhead History: On November 10, 1903, Mary Anderson, a native from Alabama, patented the first windshield wiper – so why didn’t it come out until 1922?
Finding New Roads (and Exploring the Old) in Chevrolet Trucks
Mr. Edsall directs some of that life-learned knowledge of the classic car industry to the Chevrolet pickup truck, in his latest release, Chevrolet Trucks: 100 Years of Building the Future. The book, full of images, photographs and a whirlwind of history, explores just how much the pickup truck has influenced American life, and just how much American life has influenced the pickup truck.