According to people who pay attention to holidays for which there are no gifts, today is National Name Your Car Day.
Back in the 1960s, car companies had money to burn. Volkswagen, which had been selling Beetles in the United States even before Volkswagen of America was founded in 1955, had nearly 1,000 dealers across the country, and commissioned a book of humorous cartoons and essays that followed its successful “Think Small” advertising campaign.
Upstart heads off for life in the big city; comes home to live in Dad’s basement. That’s the Cadillac story in September of 2018, after the announcement that the 116-year-old American luxury brand was decamping from its swank SoHo apartment to a room over the garage. The expected location for Cadillac’s new home is a […]
Today marks the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Over the years, Elvis was inextricably linked to a few cars, but his automotive interests stretched far and wide. Here’s a look at the vehicles he was associated with after he became famous:
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.
Tire pressure drops along with falling temperatures. Your car may sound the alarm as cooler weather sets in.
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?
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.
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 […]