Category Archives: History

Roy Lunn Gallery: Mustang I 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 In the early 1960s, an idea that had been percolating around … Continue reading

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1916 Woods Dual Power Model 44 – An Early Gas/Electric Hybrid

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 This weekend, TTAC is running a piece I wrote on the Woods … Continue reading

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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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This May Be The Holy Grail Of Wisconsin Maps

  My research into the history of Wisconsin’s highway system has led me to building a collection of maps, some originals, some copies.  Among them are official highway maps from the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s as well copies of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Ford Racer Carl Edwards Drives Henry Ford’s “Sweepstakes” Racer, The Oldest Ford Race 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 This is the car that put Henry Ford on the road … 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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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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