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.
In the early 1970s a woman racer was still very much an anomaly, but Stevi Cedarstrom rose above the novelty factor by doing something very basic: Winning.read more
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.read more
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.read more
In 2014, General Motors agreed to move Cadillac's world headquarters from Detroit to New York City. The next year, Cadillac opened “Cadillac House” in Manhattan’s SoHo district. Cadillac House is not a dealer, and you can’t buy a car there. And it’s not even a...read more
While the Indy 500 remains the world’s most famous automobile race, less well-known is the fact that in the early part of the 20th century, Indiana was the country’s second-largest automobile-producing state, second only to Michigan.read more
The Ford Motor Company produced its one millionth car on December 10, 1915, thanks to the ingenuity, forward thinking and innovation of Henry Ford and the Ford Model T.read more
The Daytona Turkey Run in Florida is one of the largest combined car show and swap meets in the country, and it offers events and activities across the entirety of the Thanksgiving weekend, Wednesday through Sunday.read more
Hinchliffe Stadium in the aging city of Paterson, New Jersey, has the look and feel of an ancient ruin.
But the decrepit stadium, designated a National Historic Landmark in 2013 and in its heyday home to everything from Negro League baseball to Abbott and Costello performances, came to life recently with the annual Hinchliffe Stadium Racing Expo.read more
Since 1955, the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Hershey Region has been host to the AACA’s Eastern Division Fall Meet, which grew rapidly and organically into the world’s largest automotive swap meet.read more
For a long, long time, American gearheads have held the tradition of hot rodding and customization close to their hearts – If there is one show you absolutely have to check out to see the best of the best in this part of the automotive world, it’s the annual Detroit Autorama.read more
- 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.
- ‘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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.