Come for the photography, stay for everything else. In Deuce, the Original Hot Rod: 32×32, aptly named author and photographer, Mike Chase, leaves the competition at the starting line.read more
It was 100 years ago this week that Charles W. Nash, at the time a former president of General Motors, acquired the Thomas B. Jeffery Company of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and renamed it the Nash Motors Company.read more
Tom Cotter does it again. With his crack team of photographer Michael Alan Ross and copilot Brian Barr, Cotter leaves Chicago to take on the American car enthusiast’s dream drive, but with a twist.read more
On June 1, 1934, the Japanese based automobile manufacturer Jidosha-Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha changed its name to Nissan Motor Company.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
It is little wonder that the first vehicle to claim over 1,000 horsepower was not the Bugatti Veyron. It was not some F1 monster engineered in a sterile room. It was not the product of Elon Musk’s overactive imagination. It was the Sunbeam 1000 hp Mystery, and it raced in 1927.read more
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.read more
In the early 1980s, one of those cutting their teeth in auto racing at Dorney Park was John Andretti, nephew of Mario, who would go on to a winning career in both CART Indy cars and NASCAR Cup cars. Also in the early 1980s, Ray Evernham, who went on to become a Daytona 500-winning crew chief and an inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, broke his sternum in a Dorney Park TQ Midget crash.read more
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.read more
This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate both Irish pride and the arrival of Spring by taking a drive in your 1959 Shamrock.read more
- Come for the photography, stay for everything else. In Deuce, the Original Hot Rod: 32x32, aptly named author and photographer, Mike Chase, leaves the competition at the starting line.
- I’ve come to a deep and abiding love and respect for early autos, not dissimilar from the love and respect you might feel for a child attempting to learn to walk. It is chaotic and insane and goes against every natural instinct, but miracle upon miracle, they might actually succeed.
- Tom Cotter does it again. With his crack team of photographer Michael Alan Ross and copilot Brian Barr, Cotter leaves Chicago to take on the American car enthusiast’s dream drive, but with a twist.
- The American muscle car is a concept, an acknowledgment of American youth as a demographic, a symbol of freedom and power and performance, a lasting ideology about Americana and the open roads of Route 66. Tom Glatch, author of The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars, understands all that well.
- The popular phrase these days is “badass,” and somewhat to my surprise while watching the race I realized that I thought the side view of the Aeroscreen looked badass.
- Hertz, the 102-year-old and iconic car rental company, filed for bankruptcy protection on May 22, the repercussions of which have affected, and continue to affect, the auto industry and the markets for new and used cars.
- Construction of the temporary indoor speedway had just been completed. The next morning, the same crew that built it began dismantling it.
- CarShowSafari.com’s Motorsports Editor Bob Marlow has been nominated for this year’s Junie Dunlavey Memorial Spirit of the Sport Award by the Eastern Motorsports Press Association (EMPA).
- In December 2018, the FBI raided the California offices of DC Solar and the home of company owners Jeff and Paulette Carpoff, and aside from the usual seizure of computers, files, and corporate books, the agents found $1.7 million in cash! The FBI suspected the Carpoffs of running DC Solar in the fashion of a Ponzi scheme.
- 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.
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.