Category Archives: Automotive History

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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This Date In History: Ransom E. Olds Starts Olds Motors Works

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 One hundred and sixteen years ago today, on Aug. 21, 1897, … 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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Ike’s 1942 Cadillac Staff 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 In the spring of 1941, months before the United States entered … Continue reading

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Beautiful Failure: Harry Miller’s Flathead Ford V8 1935 Indy Racer

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 Our last post featured Henry Ford’s first race car, “Sweepstakes”, whose … Continue reading

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The Last Packards: June 25, 1956

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 On this date 57 years ago the last true Packards rolled … 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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For Memorial Day: Made in Detroit – PT Boats’ Packard 4M-2500 V12 Marine Engines and Hudson’s Oerlikon Cannons

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 Did you know that the fastest, most heavily armed (for it’s … Continue reading

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