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 […]
Drivers have paid $15 billion to repair pothole damage in the past five years.
The brand we all know and love as Lincoln was founded in 1917 by Henry Leland — the former head man at Cadillac. Named for his hero, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Leland’s Lincoln Motor Company first found success building Liberty engines for WWI aircraft. Ford Motor Company purchased Lincoln in 1922. But that wasn’t the first […]
If you’ve watched Law and Order long enough, you’ve seen former mayor’s aides turn into murderers and then recycle into prosecutors. When something works you stick with it. It’s the same with cars in a lot of productions. Something is cheap, close, convenient or sentimental, and it makes its way into several movies and TV shows.
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.
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 […]