You’ve seen them all your life, but unless you happen to be interested in the hauling arts, you probably haven’t paid much attention to Peterbilt. This month, the company celebrates its 1 millionth truck, and places another footnote in a history that stretches back to the company’s foundation in 1939.
In the midst of the fuel crisis, the 1970s game show Let’s Make a Deal was handing out cars by the trailerload. Here’s a look at what was behind doors number 1, 2 and 3.
There have been two pace car incidents at major races that have special places in the annals of ignominy. The first a lot of people remember: Car dealer Eldon Palmer crashed a Dodge Challenger into the press box at the Indy 500 in 1971, with astronaut John Glenn in the back seat. The second? Not […]
There aren’t many radiator mascots left these days, thanks to both safety and aerodynamic concerns. But in the golden era of automotive art, car companies from exclusive to common adorned their radiators with mascots that were just as recognized as the brand names they signified. Radiator mascots are a special form of artistry, and they’re […]
These days, every suburban tiger mom is driving around with advanced all-wheel drive, traction control and stability control to get through winter. In the old days, battling REAL winter required specialized heavy equipment that looked like it came off the set of The Road Warrior. Let’s take a look at a few of these beasts: […]
We run down a short list of the best movie driving scenes involving real cars for 2017.
We get it. A plow truck is expensive, a snowblower takes up a lot of space. Why not use what you’ve got laying around the house and rig your own snow plow to clear the white mess in your driveway. (Just kidding. DO NOT DO THESE THINGS. Or, if you do, forget you saw them […]
They’ve got all kinds of names for what’s about to smash into the East Coast this week: “Bomb Cyclone.” “Polar Vortex.” “Winter Storm Grayson.” (GRAYSON?) NEVER FEAR, dear Reader, we have prepared a visual guide to surviving the first major snowstorm of 2018:
January 1 marked the first day that Oregonians would be allowed — in some circumstances — to get with the program 48 other states have enacted and pump their own gas. Some residents of the Beaver State were not amused.