Many people—myself included—have been guilty of claiming that we live in a “golden age the automotive industry”. The thing is, if you go back to the 90’s, the 60’s, or … Continue Reading History Hits: Modified Alfa Romeo GT/GTV’s
America’s favorite motoring child, the Jeep, is widely recognizable, having been in production in one form or the other for over 70 years. First for military use, then transitioning to … Continue Reading History Hits: What’s a Jeep?
There are some things in the car world—as everywhere—that are mocked so often as to be cliché to poke fun at. These include making fun of the Prius model line, … Continue Reading History Hits: Renault/AMC LeCar
Chances are, if you are reading this, you are considered a “car person”. One of the prime pleasures of life for the car enthusiast is spotting cool, rare, or otherwise … Continue Reading History Hits: Important Brand Acronyms
Look at it. Keep looking. Soaked it in? If the above car doesn’t tickle some part of your car-loving soul; move on, for this article is not for you. Its … Continue Reading History Hits: Peugeot 402 Darl’Mat 1938 by Paulin
Note: The images and inspiration for this story comes from the Motorweek video HERE, which is worth the watch. Rolling coal. Unless you own your very own Bro-dozer, you probably … Continue Reading History Hits: Coal-Fired Olds’
John Davis of Motorweek fame described the topic of this week’s History Hit—the Avanti—as a “rarefied exotic”. He continued to provide a qualification for what separates exotic cars from their … Continue Reading History Hits: Avanti Motor Corporation
It isn’t often that I see a relatively modern car that I don’t recognize. While saying I pride myself on my car recognition would be wrong—shame may be more appropriate—it … Continue Reading History Hits: 1987-1989 Dodge-Ram Raider
Coachbuilding: The Lost Art With the turning over of our calendars, a new year is upon us. With a new year, I find myself looking back at what I miss, … Continue Reading History Hits: Coach-Built Bodies and Why You Should Miss Them
Well before the automobile was invented, humanity has pitched itself against one another in races of speed, distance, and time. Anytime humanity gained more mobility—be it with wheels, hooves, or … Continue Reading History Hits: Louie Mattar’s Fabulous Cadillac
As I was trudging through my History degree, something became quickly apparent: people like big, great people to be able to focus on in history. In antiquity, there are the … Continue Reading History Hits: Lanchester Brothers and Their Motor Company—Lanchester Who?
For many of us, certain devices or inventions go together hand in hand. Shoes and laces, the TV and the remote control, and shampoo and conditioner, are all examples of … Continue Reading History Hits: Early History of the Steering Wheel
The automotive world today is a huge part of the global economy. Millions are employed in the development and production of cars, while billions use automobiles on a daily basis. … Continue Reading History Hits: ‘Mad Man’ Muntz’s Jet and Bob Spar (The ‘B’ in B&M Racing)
I have never heard about or seen the above car before this last weekend, and that alone warrants a History Hit, and the story that introduced me to it really warrants … Continue Reading History Hits: Work in Progress
Becoming President of the United States would seem to be a ticket into the history books, and yet many are forgotten by all but the most learned of historical scholars. … Continue Reading History Hits: William H. Taft—A Need for Speed
Adolf Hitler is remembered as a pretty terrible guy. As everyone knows—or should know—this is entirely warranted, but because he is so terrible a certain fascination has arisen around him. … Continue Reading History Hits: Halloween is for…Hitler?