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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.read more
Today, in 1944, Bertha Benz died.
And anyone who loves cars, knows cars or has ever sat in a car, you should care.read more
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.read more
Check out the best hidden car cool (stuff) from automotive museums across the country in this second installment of tours, galleries, and guides!read more
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?read more
“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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Construction of the temporary indoor speedway had just been completed. The next morning, the same crew that built it began dismantling it.read more
- Cotter did not coin the term “barn find,” but he has popularized it and in effect made a career of it, chasing down leads to acquire neglected cars of significance and sharing the stories of those cars and their discovery in several well-received books.
- It says something when a book about the history of the Mustang holds my attention. Mustang, by Donald Farr, part of the Speed Read Collection at Motorbooks, did.
- Author Zidrou and illustrator Sebastien Chebret come together to create a fantastical and yet not-so-fantastical look into the mind of a car-loving child with a big imagination, in Bobby’s Got a Brand New Car.
- 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.
- Knowing what to do after a road accident is a fundamental piece of a driver's education.
- By 1957, troops had pulled back, but Egypt hardly remained a safe or peaceful place for British ex-patriots like Raymond and Neville Flower, who had been working to develop a racing scene halfway across the world from home.
- 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.
- At the 1949 Geneva Auto Show a revised Porsche 356, with a rear-mounted engine, made its public debut on March 17, 68 years ago this week. It is this car that is widely recognized as the first series-production Porsche, and it is the car that put Porsche on the map of the world automakers.
- I could tell you that her driving suit and helmet are at The Smithsonian Institute, or that she became one of the first athletes in The Women’s Hall of Fame. I could list a hundred races, speeches and boundaries forever changed by her influence. But I won’t do that. I won’t tally her accomplishments like a grocery list, honoring her checkpoint by checkpoint as a celebration of her many years. That’s not what this is about.
- Despite the need for an obvious distance between cars and cups, one of the most important, influential and long-standing elements of the car industry is deeply indebted to the prohibition era and the rum runners who provided America’s degenerates with drink for so long. This month, on February 21, 1948, NASCAR was founded.