What Does Auto Progress Look Like?

The Mustang draws inspiration from a beloved American classic. If the Tesla Cybertruck draws inspiration from anything, it’s a Mad Max film. There are no corners on the Mustang Mach-E and there are no curves on the Tesla Cybertruck. Ford is a company that has been around since the very beginning of the automotive industry as it stands today. Tesla, the consummate tech company, is too young to have experienced Y2K.

And yet, though they generally look and feel worlds apart, there is something innately connected between these two disparate vehicles. They are both progress in action.

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What’s New in Nash?

Recently, Safari had the opportunity to attend the Nashville International Auto Show in the heart of Music City. Smaller auto shows like the one hosted at Music City Center provide us with a sense of what real consumers are looking for and the trends that will ultimately be reflected in the coming years at the level of the average driver.

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CSS Staff in the News

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).

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Race Cars, Classic Cars, and a Solar Power Scam

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.

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Ryan Blaney Does Right

When Ryan Blaney won the NASCAR Cup race at Talladega on Monday, October 14, he became our new favorite driver. 

Because he won? No. Because he’s handsome and well-spoken? Nope. Because of his Dent Wizard sponsor? Naah. Because he drives a Ford Mustang? No. Because he is part of Team Penske? Still no.

Why, then?

Because of his immediate post-race behavior. 

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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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The Car Industry Role Model (T)

In what would become one of the broadest reaching, longest running, most influential car productions of the 21st century, the Ford Model T was released on this day, October 1, 1908, and would go on to turn the existing car industry on its head.

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The Rise & Fall of Automobile Racing at Dorney Park

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.

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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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  • The Rise & Fall of Automobile Racing at Dorney Park
    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.
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    On June 1, 1934, the Japanese based automobile manufacturer Jidosha-Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha changed its name to Nissan Motor Company.
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    This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate both Irish pride and the arrival of Spring by taking a drive in your 1959 Shamrock.
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