Category Archives: Museums

Is This Engine The Reason You Drive From the Left Side of Your Car?

It seems so logical. Public roads are divided into at least two lanes. In the U.S. we drive on the right hand side of the road. Therefore, it only makes sense that we would sit on the left side of … Continue reading

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Thomas B. Jeffery’s first Rambler was not a car

In 1897 Thomas B. Jeffery, a bicycle maker from Chicago, built himself a rudimentary automobile. He was pleased enough with the result that he gave up the bicycle business, bought a defunct bicycle factory in Kenosha, Wis., and created one … Continue reading

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Automotive Oddities: The AMC Am Van

“Struggling American Motors” was such a familiar phrase in news accounts of the company in the 1970s that one could be forgiven for thinking that “struggling” was part of its name. Banks had been extending credit through successive years of … Continue reading

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Cars That Were Stars

Nearly every movie set in the 20th or early 21st centuries employs automobiles in one capacity or another. Typically they are just background props, movie “extras” used to round out the imagery on the screen. Some movie cars, though, are … Continue reading

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Roy Lunn Gallery: Two Time LeMans Winning Ford GT40, An Original Gulf Livery Car

To view the entire photo gallery in 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player , here for an HTML applet, or here for an HTML5 viewer We’re celebrating the career of Ford and AMC engineer Roy Lunn, … 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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“With the Speed of the Wind and the Simplicity of a Bicycle”: The Orient Buckboard

In the early 20th century automobiles were being manufactured nearly everywhere and by nearly everybody with any kind of mechanical bent. Waltham, Massachusetts became a center for manufacturing in the 19th century, producing everything from textiles to watches to bicycles … Continue reading

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Cars In Depth Scoops Detroit News and Yahoo! Autos by More Than A Year On Potential Sale of Detroit Historical Museum’s Car Collection

To view the entire photo gallery in 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player, here for an HTML applet, or here for an HTML5 viewer Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevin Orr recently announced that all of the … Continue reading

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Does This Hunk Of Metal Carry The James Dean Curse?

 This mangled piece of metal is all that’s left of the Porsche 550 Spyder that carried James Dean to a violent death along Route 466 about 25 miles east of Paso Robles, Calif., on September 30, 1955. The rest of … Continue reading

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Chevrolet Aerovette Concept

To view the entire photo gallery in 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player , here for an HTML applet, or here for an HTML5 viewer It’s had a complicated history and it’s the closest that a … Continue reading

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