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Dave Friedman Motorsports Archive: 1958 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix at Riverside

We’ve mentioned photographer Dave Friedman before. He started shooting motorsports in the late 1950s and got hooked up with Carroll Shelby, becoming Shelby American’s official photographer, where he documented both the original Cobra builds and the Shelby racing team. With … Continue reading

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2014 Toyota Corolla 2D Photo Gallery

Over at The Truth About Cars we’re having some technical difficulties getting the photo galleries to display properly, so I’m posting an additional 2D gallery of the new Corolla here. That way TTAC readers who click over here and don’t … Continue reading

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Vinyl Roofs: The Look Of Luxury

In my post from Mustang Alley at the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise, I included photos of a 1971 Mustang Grandé that, being a high zoot model, bore that affectation of luxury so common in that era, the vinyl roof.  Even … Continue reading

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Automotive Oddities: Festiva Flatbed

The Ford Festiva was one of the most basic cars you could buy.  I know, I owned one. It was marketed here by Ford but was based on a Mazda platform and built by Kia.  The only engine available was … Continue reading

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Another Obscure Wisconsin Car Maker: J. I. Case

In the earliest days of the twentieth century it seemed that nearly anyone with the mechanical skills and access to machinery tried his hand at building automobiles.  Jerome Increase Case didn’t live quite long enough to see the dawn of … Continue reading

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Automotive Oddities: The 2005 Nitzmobile

Some 100 years after Ransom E. Olds introduced his curved dash runabout and Waltham Manufacturing gave us the Orient Buckboard, David Nitz, a southern Wisconsin farmer, designed and built his own version of those early automobiles: the 2005 Nitzmobile, proudly … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Other Car Company: Kissel

Wisconsin today is noted for beer, cheese and Harley Davidson motorcycles – in roughly that order. It was also a minor player in the history of America’s automobile industry when, for the better part of a century, it was home … Continue reading

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Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise: Scenes From Mustang Alley

Gear heads at last weekend’s Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise enjoyed clear-blue skies, warm temperatures and thousands upon thousands of examples of the automobile industry’s finest wares including more than 800 Ford Mustangs corralled in Mustang Alley, a five block stretch … Continue reading

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Found by the Side of the Road: A Hooker in Hurley, A Town Proud of its Past

On a road trip exploring old alignments of U.S. Highway 51 in Wisconsin, some buddies and I spotted this lovely tow truck in 51’s northern terminus of Hurley, Wis.  Calling the vehicle the Hurley Hooker is funny enough, I suppose, … Continue reading

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A Century of Bowties, Chevy’s Logo Over The Decades

We’ve looked at Chevy’s famous bowtie logo before, when some Salafi clergyman issued a fatwa against Chevrolets because he thinks the bowtie is supposed to represent a Christian cross. In fact, Billy Durant probably got the idea from a coal … Continue reading

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