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.read more
One hundred and five years ago, on October 31, 1902, Wilbur Shaw was born in Shelbyville, Indiana. Today, few people know who he was, which is a shame, because he is one of the most important people in American racing and in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.read more
Today, in 1944, Bertha Benz died.
And anyone who loves cars, knows cars or has ever sat in a car, you should care.read more
By 1957, troops had pulled back, but Egypt hardly remained a safe or peaceful place for British ex-patriots like Raymond and Neville Flower, who had been working to develop a racing scene halfway across the world from home.read more
A barn in the middle of Pennsylvania has yielded what may be the biggest genuine barn find ever, and collectors from all over the country are taking notice.
To tell the full story, we first have to go back more than 90 years, to the days of the Roaring 20s and the luxurious Rolls Royce automobiles of that time.read more
Tom Cotter does it again. With his crack team of photographer Michael Alan Ross and copilot Brian Barr, Cotter leaves Chicago to take on the American car enthusiast’s dream drive, but with a twist.read more
This third installment begins an exploration of Ford Motor Company’s involvement in also building airplanes during WWII by focusing on the story of its facility in Willow Run, MI.read more
At the 1949 Geneva Auto Show a revised Porsche 356, with a rear-mounted engine, made its public debut on March 17, 68 years ago this week. It is this car that is widely recognized as the first series-production Porsche, and it is the car that put Porsche on the map of the world automakers.read more
Henry Ford was able to indulge a long-standing interest in mass-producing airplanes when in 1941 the Ford Motor Company garnered a contract to produce complete B-24 bombers at a specially-built plant in Willow Run, MI.read more
In the early 1970s a woman racer was still very much an anomaly, but Stevi Cedarstrom rose above the novelty factor by doing something very basic: Winning.read more
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.
For all intents and purposes, the car show season is dwindling down on the east coast. Of course, it’s still warm enough to be summer here, but since most car shows are planned months in advance, there are few still coming up. Still, it has been a fantastic season, filled with cool classic cars, modern cars and custom cars, and it’s been my pleasure to report on the events.
You’ve got to give these guys credit. Despite a first year event drenched by a late October deluge, the combined efforts of Dan’s Papers and the Bridgehampton Museum came up to bat again, with this year’s Bridgehampton Road Rally and Tour D’Hamptons. Of course, it was a fantastic event.
I spent the last four years in the car business as a sales consultant in two different dealerships; an economy brand, and a luxury brand. I wasn’t particularly good at it, but it was a valuable experience and I learned a lot.
I find it so interesting that this film is nowhere to be found. If Tucker were operating in today’s day and age, like Elon Musk or Christian Von Koenigsegg, the story would have been different.
Joe Leonard, who died on April 27 at the age of 84, was best known for having made nine consecutive starts at the Indy 500 in the years 1965 - 1973, claiming the 1968 pole position in the STP Turbine, and earning the season-long Indycar championship in both 1971 and 1972.
Our mission at CarShowSafari.com is “Every Car Event – Everywhere!” And whenever possible, we’re taking you along with us. This week, we’re headed to Phoenix, Arizona, and Phoenix Raceway for a great motorhead doubleheader.
On the middle level of the Jacob Javits Convention Center we found the display assembled by the Saratoga Automobile Museum from Saratoga Springs, New York, and it was a display entirely appropriate for the venue: Vehicles with direct connections to automobile manufacturing and automobile racing in the State of New York.
CarShowSafari is headed to the 2017 New York International Auto Show, beginning with the Media Days on April 12 and 13, and one of the vehicles we’ll see there is Buick’s new Regal. Buick news is rarely exciting for driving enthusiasts, but there are two significant stories attached to the new model.
The 59th running of the Daytona 500 gets the green flag this Sunday, but it will be nothing like the 58 races that preceded it.