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 […]
There aren’t many radiator mascots left these days, thanks to both safety and aerodynamic concerns. But in the golden era of automotive art, car companies from exclusive to common adorned their radiators with mascots that were just as recognized as the brand names they signified. Radiator mascots are a special form of artistry, and they’re […]
These days, every suburban tiger mom is driving around with advanced all-wheel drive, traction control and stability control to get through winter. In the old days, battling REAL winter required specialized heavy equipment that looked like it came off the set of The Road Warrior. Let’s take a look at a few of these beasts: […]
You can pick up an accessory catalog and get a tent to mate to just about any SUV on the market now, but throughout history, several auto manufacturers offered camping accessories or modifications right in the showroom or over the parts counter. They were very cool, because they perfectly matched the car in question, and […]