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European History in Nashville, Tennessee
I love car museums. Not only have I personally worked for one for years, but I find that they often embrace microcosms of automotive culture, celebrate the weird and wonderful of car history, and spotlight unique vehicles that are far harder to come by at car shows and racing events. The Lane Motor Museum does all of that and more.read more
An Ode to the American Truck, Camper, and Wild West
In the vastness of the Montana valleys, even the largest All-American V8, heavy-duty pickup does not feel too big.read more
The History of the Corvette: In Media Res
The Chevrolet Corvette is different. It has always been different.
And now, with the upcoming unveiling of the 2020 Corvette on July 18th, the very first production mid-engine Corvette in history, it will be different in a whole new way.read more
Blinded By the Light?
The flashing red-and-blue stroboscopic LED lighting on a single patrol car – let alone several where backup officers are on scene – make it impossible to see the road ahead.read more
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.read more
Ray Brown, Racing Pioneer, is a Hall of Famer
The late Ray Brown, a pioneering driver of Modified stock cars in the 1950s and later a standout open-cockpit Midget racer, will be honored as a 2019 inductee into the Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame.read more
Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Will Feature Iconic Cars, Motorcycles and Special Events
The lush green lawn of Roger Sherman Baldwin Park overlooking the Greenwich, Conn., harbor on Long Island Sound will be covered by iconic vehicles that embrace style, function and beauty when the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance celebrates its 24th year this weekend, June 1-2.read more
Bonnie and Clyde Were Pretty Looking People
Today, in 1934, the famous outlaw couple, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a stolen 1934 Ford Deluxe in Louisiana, after a two-year crime spree through Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.read more
Mario Andretti Came to Town and They Threw a Parade
With May 30 being the 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti’s victory at the Indianapolis 500, it makes perfect sense to talk about July 12.read more
Finding the Perfect Vendors
In this latest installment of So You Want to Have a Car Show, we discuss some of the most important vendor options to consider and the best ways to entice attendees and encourage them to stick around.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.
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