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The following pages contain a one-stop guide to the history and events that constitute what has come to be known as Monterey Car Week, identifying the period leading up to its climactic event, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.read more
Part 2 relates the rest of the story of a unique combination of automotive and aviation technology utilized in a demonstration that deserves a lasting place in marketing textbooks.read more
Automobiles and airplanes began to develop in parallel starting in the early 20th century, spawning numerous instances in which their respective technologies or products came into direct contact with each other. In some cases, these encounters contributed to the advancement of some aspect of their respective industries, while others were interesting whimsical occurrences.read more
Today we honor those who greatly influenced the automotive industry that passed in 2022read more
Al Unser, Jr’s Confessional: In Al Unser, Jr., A Checkered Past, the highly successful racer shines a bright light on his dark side. The book chronicles his rise through the ranks in racing, and his fall back down to rock bottom.read more
Today, there are many Concours d’Elegance held around the world as celebrations of automotive excellence. Among the most-recognized and respected of these is the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.read more
The prior installments of this series about car companies that have also produced aircraft looked at divisions of GM and Ford. This latest article explores Nash-Kelvinator, the corporate entity that was the result of the merger of the venerable Nash automotive company and the appliance maker Kelvinator and which later became American Motors.read more
Ford Motor Company’s monumental effort that resulted in its completion and delivery of a record number of B-24 bombers during World War II (WW II), along with their pre-war history as a builder of the legendary Tri-Motor airliner, has resulted in its being the most recognized car company that also produced aircraft.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
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
This is a list of the Car Shows you will want to experience before you die.
Moment of Decision: John's 1963 Corvette Resto-Mod: Choosing whether to Restore or Resto-Mod an older Corvette isn’t always easy.
I have a certain appreciation for the Edsel. I was not quite six years old when the car was introduced, and as part of the introduction the dealers were offering an incentive: Come test-drive the new Edsel and receive a scale model of the car. My father took the test drive, and I got the scale model.
Rat Rods and Concours winners
This is the book I’ve been waiting for. For an automotive enthusiast early to the classic car hobby, but late to the motorsport scene, Speed Read F1 by Stuart Codling answers the easy questions I should have learned a long time ago.
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.
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.
It may not be well-known but there is more history of automobile manufacturers who have also produced aircraft, of which Honda is only the most recent example.
This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate both Irish pride and the arrival of Spring by taking a drive in your 1959 Shamrock.
On March 17, 1834, Gottlieb Daimler was born in Germany. Had he been born 100 years later, he would have seen an automotive industry the likes of which early automakers could hardly dare dream, and yet, had he been born 100 years later, that very auto industry might never have come to pass.