Category Archives: Automotive History

A 3D Video Tour of Ford’s Piquette Avenue Factory – Where The Model T Was Born – Part 4

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. Finishing up our look at the Piquette Avenue “T-Plex” museum, it starts with one of … Continue reading

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Ghost in the Woods: Meadowdale International Raceway

Pictured above is the ghost that haunts Raceway Woods outside Chicago They say a ghost meanders through these woods. You can, in fact, see it in the photograph above. You don’t have to squint or look really close and you … Continue reading

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American Look: A Tribute to Men and Women who Design, Designing the 1959 Chevrolet

Regular readers will know that we’re big fans of the Jam Handy Organization, which produced educational and training films for schools and the military, but, more important to our focus here, was essentially General Motors’ motion picture studio. Sure they … Continue reading

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On This Day In History: Walter P. Chrysler Resigns from General Motors, March 25, 1920

Some automobile executives stand head and shoulders above the others. If Walter P. Chrysler was not the very most competent man to ever run a car company, he’s certainly on a very short list. It’s not generally well known but … Continue reading

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March 6, 1896 – Charles Brady King Drives the First Car In Detroit

To view the entire photo gallery in your choice of 2D or stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player, here for an HTML applet, or here for an HTML5 viewer One hundred and seventeen years ago today, on March 6, 1896, the first … Continue reading

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1948 Ford F-1 in 3D Video

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. We’ve shown you 3D photos of the nicely not-perfect ’48 Ford F-1 pickup that FoMoCo has been hauling around to … Continue reading

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1947 Julien MM5, A Josef Ganz Design, Sells For $54K @ Weiner Microcar Museum Auction

We’ve mentioned the story of Josef Ganz before. Ganz was instrumental in popularizing the idea of a “volkswagen”, an inexpensive peoples’ car, in Germany in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Mercedes and BMW both hired him as a consultant … 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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Scarborough’s Tour Book, 1917

Early motorists faced many challenges – awful roads, angry farmers who detested their presence, mechanical breakdowns, a dearth of filling stations, etc. – but one of the biggest challenges was just finding one’s way.  Until 1917 there were no official, … Continue reading

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Tucker #3 to Cross RM’s Amelia Island Auction Block, Formerly Owned by George Lucas

 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 George Lucas was the executive producer of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1988 motion … Continue reading

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