Everybody’s still waiting for a flying car, but floating cars have been around for a long time. The Amphicar 770 was the first mass-produced amphibious vehicle available. Between 1961 and 1968, the Quandt Group built about 4,000 Amphicars. The International Amphicar Owners Club figures about 2,000 are still left in existence.
My friend Sajeev Mehta writes for The Truth About Cars. One of his readers has a problem with his usage of “engine” vs. “motor” in his writing. Is he correct?
The typical car race is loud and dirty. It’s a part of the deal when you’re driving cars at high speeds around a track and it’s a part of the fun. The stands are full of fans wearing earphones to block out the sound, but spend just a few minutes at a typical race, let’s […]
From about 1950 to 1995, automobiles largely operated the same way. Yes, the occasional pushbutton gear selector or thumbwheel radio volume knob came along (usually in a Chrysler product, by the way), but for the most part, window cranks, radio tuning knobs, gear shift levers and window defrosters all worked exactly the same, no matter […]
Vans are still a thing in certain pockets of the automotive hobby, but if you want to see the real thing, you need to roll back the clock to the mid-1970s, when the custom van craze really hit its stride.
What you need is a hood ornament shaped like Jayne Mansfield. JC Whitney had you covered.
There was a time when just about every major city in the United States boasted a car manufacturer, and independent automakers made up the bulk of the entire industry. That’s not the case any longer. Just a handful of automotive brands are truly independent. Here’s a look at a few from yesterday and today, and […]
It’s time to honor the Old Man, so we wanted to find out from you: What did your Dad drive when you were a kid?
Summer is vacation time, and in America, that means driving by car. You can pinpoint almost the exact date when Americans started to take to the highway on vacation.