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This Week in Motorhead History: The Death of Ernie Kovacs

Nearly sixty years ago, in the early morning hours of January 13, 1962, pioneering television comedian Ernie Kovacs crashed his car on rain-slick roads at the corner of Beverly Glen and Santa Monica Boulevards in Los Angeles. Driving alone, the 42-year-old Kovacs was killed as his car spun into a telephone pole.

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5 Gifts for the Car Enthusiast Under $35

‘Tis the season for gift-giving for your favorite car guy or car gal. So we have rounded up 5 cool holiday gifts for under $35 that you can get online and give remotely so you don’t have to actually get within 6 feet of anyone.

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Love Me Tender

Back when I was a famous singer instead of a famous reputedly-dead singer, I had a penchant for flashy cars.  I had so many that I couldn’t drive them all, and dead batteries occurred often.  But now that I live the quiet life of an octogenarian, I have found the answer to the dead battery problem.

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Winterizing Tips from a Professional Mouse

As a professional mouse, I am here to tell you that if you want to protect your classic car from rodent damage this winter, you should hop on it now. As the weather turns colder we little critters seek warm and dry accommodations, and old cars are excellent at providing both.

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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.

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  • 5 Gifts for the Car Enthusiast Under $35
    ‘Tis the season for gift-giving for your favorite car guy or car gal. So we have rounded up 5 cool holiday gifts for under $35 that you can get online and give remotely so you don’t have to actually get within 6 feet of anyone.
    Read more...
  • Love Me Tender
    Back when I was a famous singer instead of a famous reputedly-dead singer, I had a penchant for flashy cars.  I had so many that I couldn’t drive them all, and dead batteries occurred often.  But now that I live the quiet life of an octogenarian, I have found the answer to the dead battery problem.
    Read more...
  • Winterizing Tips from a Professional Mouse
    As a professional mouse, I am here to tell you that if you want to protect your classic car from rodent damage this winter, you should hop on it now. As the weather turns colder we little critters seek warm and dry accommodations, and old cars are excellent at providing both.
    Read more...
  • Roadologist Tips: What to Do in a Road Accident.
    Knowing what to do after a road accident is a fundamental piece of a driver's education.
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  • The Car Enthusiast’s Book For Raising a Car Enthusiast
    For those of us determined to brainwash the next generation into sharing our fanatical love of the automobile, Kevin O’Connell’s Abecedarium Automobilium is a can’t miss.
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Motorama

  • This Week in Motorhead History: The Death of Ernie Kovacs
    Nearly sixty years ago, in the early morning hours of January 13, 1962, pioneering television comedian Ernie Kovacs crashed his car on rain-slick roads at the corner of Beverly Glen and Santa Monica Boulevards in Los Angeles. Driving alone, the 42-year-old Kovacs was killed as his car spun into a telephone pole.
    Read more...
  • For Christmas This Year, The Hess Truck’s Here
    From the very start, the Hess Truck would come with batteries included, a promise that has lasted for over fifty years, along with the brand’s dedication to families and the holiday spirit.
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  • 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.
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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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  • You Take Shotgun
    Our technology, design, and industry has evolved so rapidly that it is often challenging to reconcile the early days of our history with the modern automobile, but perhaps they are not quite so far apart as they would seem on the surface.
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