Category Archives: Automotive History

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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2013 NAIAS: 1903 Ford Model A, the Oldest Surviving Ford Car, A Family & Corporate Heirloom

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 June of 1903, Henry Ford incorporated the Ford Motor Company … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Frank Zamboni

On this day in 1901, inventor Frank Zamboni was born. This video is of a restored Zamboni Model A, the first Zamboni model, which Frank Zamboni cobbled together out of a tractor and a war surplus Jeep in 1949, after 7 … Continue reading

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Playing by the Old Rules

Several weeks ago when I scored a 1925 Wisconsin highway map on ebay I thought I had struck gold.  It was in very good condition and came packaged in the folder that Gimbel’s Department Store of Milwaukee prepared as a … Continue reading

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Happy Chanukah: Fourth Night – Morris Markin, Nate Altman, Lucien Rosengart, Alex Taub

Morris Markin didn’t start out to build cars. An immigrant from Russia, he had some success in the clothing business, enough success that he had loaned money to Abe Lomberg’s auto body manufacturing business. Lomberg had a contract with Commonwealth … Continue reading

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Happy Chanukah: Car Jews Two – Dorothy Levitt, Pioneering Female Motorist, and Siegfried Bettmann, Founder of Triumph

The Jewish festival of Chanukah started yesterday night. The traditional observances on the eight day festival involve lighting a special 8 branched candelabra, lighting one flame on the first night and adding another candle each night. As this is the … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail of Wisconsin Road Maps

I’m a maphead.  I became interested in old maps when I was researching older, historic alignments of U.S. Highway 51 through Wisconsin in my (successful) attempt to plot a modern day road trip on those old alignments.  The oldest such … Continue reading

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Vintage Cars in Vintage 3D: Lincoln Brougham by Brunn at Lincoln Headquarters Circa 1930

To view the entire photo gallery in your choice of 2D or stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player or here for a HTML applet Going through the Keystone-Mast Collection at the Online California Archive I found this classic era Lincoln … Continue reading

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Steve Pasteiner’s Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Roadster Replica – The Most Elegant Econoline Van Ever

To view the entire photo gallery in your choice of 2D or stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player or here for an HTML applet Steve Pasteiner’s Advanced Automotive Technologies, AAT, a respected prototype shop that works with major automakers, was … Continue reading

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Tucker Convertible Resurfaces, Heads to Barrett-Jackson in January

The controversial Tucker convertible, on which I have reported for both a local newspaper and jalopnik.com, seemed to disappear for a time after the shop which completed its restoration, Benchmark Classics of Middleton, Wis., went bankrupt.  It will be in … Continue reading

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