Motorama

Do you love the history of the automobile? So we do! Here at Car Show Safari, we know that classic car history is as important today as it was the day it happened, and that events from decades ago continue to impact the automotive industry and motorsports events that we all love.

That’s why we developed the Motorama page of Safari News, our automotive news and event update outlet! The Motorama page of Safari News features many great blasts from the past, highlighting the development of some iconic automobiles that changed the modern face of motoring, featuring important players from the past, and exploring how the races, auto company expansions, and innovative developments that have taken past over the last century and a half impact the car culture we know today. 

Dive into the weird and truly wonderful world of the early tinkerers, racers, and designers, who didn’t just make automotive history when they set land speed records and developed front windshield wipers, but impacted the whole history of the world. 

 

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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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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The All American Ford Falcon

It was an era that would see the end of Hudson, Packard, and DeSoto, as those who did not sense the changing of tides suffered in the new age of American Automobilia.

But if the times were changing, so were automakers, and before long America was privy to the Plymouth Valiant, the Chevrolet Corvair and, on this day September 2, 1959, the Ford Falcon.

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