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. 


The Little Microcars That Could (Almost)

It’s hard not to respect, and in some cases, love, the microcars with which we might be less familiar, the strangely shaped and quirky, the underpowered and slow. In some ways, they were ahead of their time, better on gas, lighter, and more efficient, and because of that, now seems as good a time as any to pay them the homage they deserve.

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This Week in Motorhead History: Super Mario Brothers

On February 28, 1940, Mario Andretti and his twin brother, Aldo, were born in Montona, a town on the peninsula of Istria which at the time was a part of Italy.

We mention Aldo because, while today Mario is known worldwide as a championship-winning racing driver, few people are aware that Mario is a twin, and that Aldo, father to NASCAR and Indycar winner John Andretti, was a pretty good shoe himself.

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The Tampa Bay Auto Museum – A Tribute to Creativity and Imagination

During a visit to St. Petersburg we made an all-too-brief side trip to the Tampa Bay Auto Museum in the northern suburb of Pinellas Park.

This amazing facility was opened in 2005 by Mr. Alain Cerf, the founder of privately-owned PolyPack, a manufacturer of highly-engineered automated packaging equipment for consumer products that was started in 1962 and whose headquarters is located directly next door.

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The First Car

This is about my first car, and your first car. Everyone’s first car is special. Everyone remembers their first car.

When someone asks, “what was your first car?” you’ll be able to answer right away, year, make, and model. Your first car marks a significant shift in your life. It marks the acquiring of a new freedom.

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This Week in Motorhead History: A DAFfy Transmission?

On February 7, 1958, the Dutch truck manufacturer DAF introduced its first passenger car, the DAF 600, in Amsterdam.

The car is remembered for having a continuously variable transmission – the “Variomatic” transmission, a novelty for the time but proved, over the course of the next 20 years, to be a successful design for the company and an inspiration to today’s automakers.

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