A while back, Linton Weeks from NPR’s History Dept. wrote “The Windshield-Pitting Mystery of 1954,” wherein thousands of Bellingham, Washington residents were plagued with pitted windshelds, leading to theories that ranged from acid created by flying bugs to falling skeletons of tiny marine creatures thrown into the stratosphere by H-bomb tests. We took a look […]
There isn’t anything that says “summer” more than loading the old Vista Cruiser up with 10 of your sweaty pals and heading out to the drive-in. Drive-ins were in decline, but thanks to a healthy dose of nostalgia, the ones that are left are running a healthy business. We’ve got ten to check out this […]
We’re parents of younger kids here at BestRide. For the last 13 years, we’ve strapped kids into seats that offered way more bolstering and constriction than the one Neil Armstrong sat in whilst perched atop an Atlas rocket. They’re riding in cars that can sense whether belts are buckled, how fast the airbag should deploy […]
Summertime: Fun! Sand! Sun! That shark is going to eat you!
Every single evening this week, just as we’re settling into our evening routine, the calm is shattered when the music comes up the street. Both kids lose their minds, and run for the curb with a few grubby bucks stashed in their hands, ready to exchange them for a frozen confection.
May 19 to 26 is National EMS Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week which celebrated Emergency Medical Services practitioners and the critical work they do in our communities.
The cars detectives drove on TV get all the attention, like Thomas Magnum’s Ferrari, Rick Simon’s Dodge Power Wagon or even Enos Strate’s beat-up Chevelle on the spinoff from The Dukes of Hazzard. But what about the stalwart police cruisers from the TV shows of the 1970s and 1980s? Where’s the love for the black-and-white? Here’s […]
WIRED is writing about flying cars again, featuring the second generation of Kitty Hawk’s prototype. As the article states, this prototype isn’t the vehicle that’s going to transform transportation. “Orville and Wilbur Wright’s airplane, which took off from the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903, was not sold commercially. It was 11 […]
With every passing year, automotive features that were once ubiquitous are relegated to the scrapheap.