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Tools For The Smart Car Shopper, 1934

Knowing my penchant for old maps, a friend of a friend sent me a large envelope full of midwest road maps from the 1930s that had been stashed away at the home of a relative.  Nestled amongst the Illinois and … Continue reading

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The Firebird I, the Turbine Show Car that Inspired the Daytona 500’s Harley Earl Trophy

Start the YouTube 3D video player. Click on the 3D icon in the menu bar to select 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats. The winner of today’s Daytona 500 race will have his or her name added to one of the most  famous … Continue reading

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The First Electric Self Starter, Feb. 17, 1911

102 years ago yesterday, on Feb. 17, 1911, Charles Kettering’s electric self-starter was first installed on a car, a Cadillac. Once proven, it was offered for sale on the 1912 Cadillac and it quickly was adopted as an industry standard throughout … Continue reading

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Dash Cam Footage That’s Out of This World! The Lunar Rover

It’s not well known today but the domestic American automakers had a major role in the U.S. space effort in the 1960s. The father of the Lunar Rover was Mieczyslaw G. Bekker, a Polish native, a professor at the University … Continue reading

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2012 NAIAS: GM Engine Cutaways

Click on the anaglyph stereo 3d image above to launch a Flash player and view the entire gallery in 2d or your choice of S3D formats. There was no shortage of cutaway engines in the General Motors display at the … Continue reading

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The Harder They Fall

I’ve been making my plans to attend the press days for the Detroit auto show and thought I’d review some of my photos from previous shows.  I always try to get head shots of auto execs in case I can … Continue reading

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Yes, Mr. Akerson, You Do Need To Worry About The Next Transmission

Start the YouTube 3D video player. Click on the red 3D icon that will appear in the menu bar to select 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats. In an extensive interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, General Motors CEO Dan … Continue reading

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Look What I Found: The Odd Couple

  On a road trip to Eau Claire, Wis., today I spotted this dynamic duo on I-94 north of Tomah.  GMC motorhomes are a pretty rare sight on the roads these days and Yugos even more so.  When was the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday: Charles Kettering Liberated Women More Than Betty Friedan & Gloria Steinem

Charles Kettering with the first electric self starter Charles Franklin Kettering was born on August 29, 1876, in Loudonville, Ohio. Kettering was one of a number of men whose inventions “liberated” women long before the modern women’s movement and feminism. … Continue reading

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GM Futurliner On The Auction Block @ eBayMotors

Click on the anaglyph image to see the photo gallery in 2D or your choice of 3D formats. Last year, after some lobbying by SEMA, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution calling for a National Car Collector Appreciation Day. This … Continue reading

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