Ford Tough, But Easy to Read

It’s almost funny to think about the history of the truck. In my mind, their history is parallel to the history of the car, developing at the same pace and for the same reasons. And while much of that belief is true, Patrick Foster’s Ford Tough, 100 Years of Ford Trucks, delves so much deeper into what makes a truck a truck, and how that impacts the history of the world.

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Why Are All Those Cars There?

In March, professional sports and major concerts were postponed or canceled as one of the first steps taken to control the spread of the coronavirus. So today, in May, why are the parking lots at arenas and stadia across the country full of cars?

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The Very Real Consequences of Virtual Racing

“Virtual racing doesn’t interest me. Racing – actual racing – is a challenge of man and machine, a challenge that has very real consequences. Without the element of death-defying bravery and skill, it is, to paraphrase Hemingway, only a game.”

What has proven this opinion to be false is the very real consequences experienced by two top-tier NASCAR drivers in recent weeks.

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Look, But Please Don’t Touch

What about those hidden museums? The online galleries and tours that you only know about if you know about, you know? We’re here to bring you some of the best online car shows you might not have seen yet.

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The Racing Legacy of Kenny Rogers

Scores of competitive sprint car chassis and film clips of closed Southern short track ovals may be indirect and perhaps unintended legacies of the late vocalist Kenny Rogers, who died at his Georgia home on March 20, 2020.

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An At Home Car Show

In times of personal or collective stress, we often turn to our favorite hobbies to distract and entertain us, but when our favorite hobbies require group gatherings outside of the home, that can be difficult to do. Here are a few ways to get your automotive fix without leaving the safety of your home.

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  • Ford Tough, But Easy to Read
    It’s almost funny to think about the history of the truck. In my mind, their history is parallel to the history of the car, developing at the same pace and for the same reasons. And while much of that belief is true, Patrick Foster’s Ford Tough, 100 Years of Ford Trucks, delves so much deeper into what makes a truck a truck, and how that impacts the history of the world.
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  • Crazy for Miller’s Attention to Detail in Car Crazy
    Miller, with his unparallelled research, obvious passion, and careful attention to detail, takes an age of the oily, unsuccessful, and oft untold early automobile and gives it the agency it deserves.
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  • Car Show Bucket List: The Grand National Roadster Show
    To me, the Grand National Roadster Show is car show nirvana. What makes this show so great?
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  • So You Wanna Have a Car Show – Steps for 2020
    It's the start of a brand new year and there's no better time to plan out your next car show! Our team here at Car Show Safari loves attending cruises, racing events, cars and coffee events and more, and we're here to share some of our tip, tricks, and ideas for creating a fantastic show.
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  • Picking the Perfect Date
    If you want to find the really perfect time to put your automotive event on, there are a few things you’ll want to consider in more depth. Based on my experiences at car shows around the country and at all times of the years, here are some elements to keep in mind when looking at next year’s show calendar.
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Motorama

  • Who the Heck is Bertha Benz?
    Today, in 1944, Bertha Benz died. And anyone who loves cars, knows cars or has ever sat in a car, you should care.
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  • What Will 1,000 HP Get You These Days?
    It is little wonder that the first vehicle to claim over 1,000 horsepower was not the Bugatti Veyron. It was not some F1 monster engineered in a sterile room. It was not the product of Elon Musk’s overactive imagination. It was the Sunbeam 1000 hp Mystery, and it raced in 1927.
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  • Dynamite Dymaxion
    This week, in 1933, R. Buckminster Fuller, made a name for himself in the automotive world when he applied for a patent for his Dymaxion car. To call the Dymaxion a car would be generous. Though the automotive industry was still in its youth, the Dymaxion was a vehicle unlike anything even the most imaginative automotive minds had ever seen, and though it would see little commercial or critical success, the Dymaxion Car is undoubtedly a symbol that genius and madness both required a boundless imagination.
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  • The Rise & Fall of Automobile Racing at Dorney Park
    In the early 1980s, one of those cutting their teeth in auto racing at Dorney Park was John Andretti, nephew of Mario, who would go on to a winning career in both CART Indy cars and NASCAR Cup cars. Also in the early 1980s, Ray Evernham, who went on to become a Daytona 500-winning crew chief and an inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, broke his sternum in a Dorney Park TQ Midget crash.
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  • Nissan Is Named
    On June 1, 1934, the Japanese based automobile manufacturer Jidosha-Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha changed its name to Nissan Motor Company.
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