If there is one thing I took away from my 4 (ish) years getting a History degree, it is that it doesn’t take long for Humans to get riled up: … Continue Reading History Hits: Simms Motor War Car; the First Car for War
This week, instead of doing my normal ‘History Hits’ article, I have decided to do something a little bit different, and update everyone on current topics I am researching for … Continue Reading History Hits in Progress: What Is TheSpeedTrap Working On?
Recently, I travelled to Reno and visited the National Automobile Museum, which is certainly one of the best automotive museums within the United States. While there I saw tons of … Continue Reading History Hits: 1925 Julian Sport Coupe
Sunday, January 14th, 2018 the automotive world lost a legend, in the form of American racer Dan Gurney. Gurney was the first racer in the world to achieve wins in … Continue Reading History Hits: Remembering American Racing Legend Dan Gurney, 1931-2018
A few weeks ago, the topic of the last History Hits was what many people call ‘the only government built and run hot rod’ to have existed, the Pontiac convertible … Continue Reading History Hits: Air Force Chase Cars—The Other Government Hot Rod
Government agencies—bureaucracy, in other words—are generally not considered cool. Sure, there are some strange folks out there who dream of becoming a mail carrier, or perhaps manning the desk at … Continue Reading History Hits: NASA’s Hot-Rodded Pontiac Convertible
While many of us have been subjected to the purgatory that is James Cameron’s 1997 dramatic recreation of the RMS Titanic sinking and disaster, I will be the first to … Continue Reading History Hits: The Car(s?) of The Titanic
The history of the automobile is not a long one, spanning less than 130 years, and yet the amount of history and legend surrounding the device—and in particular specific examples—is … Continue Reading History Hits Halloween Special: Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s 1910 Gräf & Stift Double Phaeton
While I love cars, as a child of divorced parents with shared custody and a three-hour car ride between them, I will be the first to admit that nothing can … Continue Reading History Hits: First In-Car Video Entertainment
Like many young people of my generation, I spend my free time either playing video games, or something involving cars. Lately, as the video game market has been stagnating and … Continue Reading History Hits: What Was the First Racing Video Game?
Summer is winding down, fall is starting, and it’s the time of year to look back at the adventures we have had this past season. Unless you have a very … Continue Reading History Hits: Henry Ford and the Vagabonds
This weekend, the local law enforcement agencies put on a car show in my in-law’s neighborhood, which they called Cops and Rodders. While the name is pretty dang awesome, the … Continue Reading History Hits: EMPI Imp Dune Buggy Sportster (It Gets Weird)
Usually, the weight of your vehicle is only a bragging point if you are light, or lighter than normal. After all, removing weight is one of the easiest ways to … Continue Reading History Hits: Heaviest Production Passenger Vehicles
For a website called TheSpeedTrap, it took me a shamefully long time to think of today’s article idea: How did law enforcement officers enforce speed limits before the advent of … Continue Reading History Hits: Pre-Radar Speed Enforcement
The automotive world’s history is filled with companies’ who had great aspirations only to fall to the wayside and be forgotten to all but the history buffs: companies like Hispano-Suiza, … Continue Reading History Hits: Marmon Motor Company V16
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on early gauge technology in automobiles; it was simple to say the least. This week, I am again looking at the history … Continue Reading History Hits: Forgotten Technology—Early Fuel Measurement