Two events in the month of December converged to have a lasting effect on the history of the automobile – Charles Goodyear died in 1860, but on December 20, 1868, Harvey S. Firestone was born in Ohio.read more
It was 90 years ago, on December 12, 1925, that the Milestone Mo-Tel opened in San Luis Obispo, California – the world’s first “motel,” quite literally.read more
On Thanksgiving night in 1934, with no football on television, Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles played host to the then-emerging sport of midget auto racing, and the Turkey Night Grand Prix was born.read more
Though lesser cars have come and gone, lost to their geopolitical environments, or left in the dust by the competition, the Camaro and the Challenger are still kicking it today.read more
On September 19, 1970, 45 years ago, the Ford Pinto made its debut.read more
Fifty years after the heyday of drag racing, everyone from local tracks to national circuits feels the pressure of changing times, an aging fanbase, and competition for entertainment dollars.read more
The Fairlane Committee began working on a car for America’s youth. It would be sporty, aesthetically pleasing, affordable, and unique. It would challenge the two-seater racing European models that World War II vets had fallen in love with overseas. It would go on to celebrate its fiftieth birthday in April of 2014, as the longest consistently produced American car in history. It was the Ford Mustang.read more
How do we truly create a performance SUV that can be used--especially one that can be used by the masses? Perhaps the answer lies in which direction companies cross over. Instead of bringing SUV to performance, bring a little performance to the SUV.
While a cold front may have descended upon most of the United States, it’s not too early to start planning out the most important elements of your upcoming car show, cruise night, cars and coffee or concours. Today, we’re here to help you find the perfect location.
So, with Christmas barreling down upon us in jolly good cheer, why would we think about car shows now? Car show season in the near past and distant future. What can November, December, January mean for our cozy classics tucked in the barn?
Imagine a world in which Henry Ford had gone from madman tinkering in his garage to a household name with more than 25 assembly lines producing household vehicles for the American people with such ease that a company which had originally produced just a few cars a day did not even notice the one millionth mile marker.
Nashville is not the first small city to turn down such transit initiatives, meaning it will not be the only small city to regret such a decision in the next decade, when booming development and the related ubiquity of traffic and ride-sharing apps create an impossible to untangle web of downtown congestion without reprieve.
The hyperactive, workaholic genius with little thought to self-preservation beyond the latest hedonistic indulgence, will eventually be brought to heel by his own hubris. Naturally, it’s a tale we’ve all heard before. And not for the first time within the automotive sphere.
This weekend’s Indianapolis 500, the 102nd running of the iconic race, has already produced its share of stories, and we’re still days away from the green flag.
When Jeremy Clarkson was given the sack by the BBC, it resulted in there being two high-concept car-related television programs where previously there had been one. With the benefit of having now seen two series each from The Grand Tour and from Top Gear, we are prepared to declare which one is best.
The New York City International Auto Show has long been the stage for dramatic releases, automotive innovation and exciting foreshadowing for an industry consistently trying to outdoor itself. This year, however, was more 1968 than 1965, more 1959 than 1953, the in-between years we will look back upon as when things were actually happening, rather than when world automakers were saying they did.
What is new today is tech: A truly remarkable percentage of what we saw in New York may have looked like what we have seen before, but were either production-ready or pre-production gas-electric hybrids or full electrics.