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.
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 […]
According to CandyStore.com, a woman offered to trade her Honda Accord for Necco Wafers, the classic candy discs first produced by the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) in 1847. The company recently announced that operations would cease in just 60 days. The announcement set of a wave of panic buying, leading the Florida woman to […]
With every passing year, automotive features that were once ubiquitous are relegated to the scrapheap.
Toys “Я” Us has announced that it’s shuttering all of its brick and mortar stores over the next year. It’s a sad day for kids, and for adults who remembered tire-kicking trips to the stores in the 1970s and 1980s. Here are 10 transportation toys you just had to have:
Credit Mickey Rupp for infecting the fever dreams of every eight to 12 year old from 1968 to 1971. He built everything a kid could ever want in those days, including go-karts and snowmachines, but the vehicle that kept his company afloat was the “minicycle.” the minibike. RELATED: Check Out James Garner, Roy Orbison and […]