Automotive History

Heavy Philadelphia traffic on Sept. 7, 1950


Temple Univeristy archives

(October 25, 2018) Race Street appears to be an appropriate name for this Philadelphia thoroughfare which joined the entrance to the Delaware River Bridge in this photo from the Temple University archives. According to the source, the image was taken on Sept. 7, 1950.

Actor Gary Cooper's 1935 Duesenberg SSJ to be offered at auction

(August 13, 2018) Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will present one of the greatest American classic cars ever offered for public sale with an estimate in excess of $10 million — a 1935 Duesenberg SSJ owned by actor Gary Cooper. The auction will be held Aug. 24 and 25.

Early '60s photos in Philadelphia

(August 6, 20128) These two photographs were shot on June 6, 1961, on the streets of Philadelphia.

Henry Leland's search for perfection


1932 Lincoln Model KB Sport Phaeton

By William G. Sawyer
Contributing Editor, The Virtual Driver

(July 4, 2018) How many Lincoln owners know their vehicle is the product of an argument with a pacifist, a billionaire’s vendetta, and a cruel, heartless father’s begrudging attempt to give his sensitive, talented son a chance — no matter how slim — to emerge from his shadow?

From subcompact to sedan — How the Honda Civic has changed


1995 Honda Civic Coupe

(May 25, 2018) A new, downloadable ebook shares more than 40 years of Honda Civic history covering the evolution of the Civic through 10 generations, from the affordable, subcompact of the early 1970s to the current high-performance trim level. The team at HondaPartsOnline.net researched and developed this free download to celebrate the enduring popularity of Honda’s economical and reliable Civic.

Morgan to show iconic Routemaster bus at events throughout year


Morgan Routemaster bus and Morgan Plus 8

(May 22, 2018) LONDON — Morgan Motor Company will bring an iconic Routemaster bus — the second-to-last edition to have been withdrawn from service — back to the British public at events throughout 2018.

Great moments in Chevrolet Trucks 100-year torque history


1929 Chevrolet half-ton Light Delivery Pickup

(November 13, 2017) DETROIT — Torque is power. More specifically, it’s the twisting force an engine generates, and for 100 years Chevy Trucks have offered the torque that customers of 85 million trucks have relied on for hauling cargo and pulling trailers, on and off the clock.

Toyota celebrates 60 years in the U.S.


Toyota Toyopet Crown

(November 1, 2017) PLANO, Texas — When Toyota launched its North American headquarters in a Hollywood, Calif., dealership on Oct. 31, 1957, it was, no doubt, a frightening affair.

Chevy Celebrates 100 years of iconic truck design


1918 Chevrolet One-Ton

(September 28, 2017) DALLAS — One hundred years ago, Chevrolet introduced the 1918 One-Ton, setting the stage for a century of iconic trucks. To commemorate this milestone, the brand is looking back on 10 of the most iconic designs in Chevy truck history.

History of Chrysler Assembly plants — Great Depression and beyond


Celebrating production of one millionth Plymouth

By Peter Hubbard
Abandoned Cars and Trucks.com

Part 2 of 3

(July 26, 2017) Despite the economic hardships brought on by the Great Depression Chrysler wound up adding four new assembly plants during the 1930’s. These included the Los Angeles Assembly in Commerce, Calif., Wyoming Avenue Assembly in Detroit, the Evansville Assembly plant in Evansville, Ind., and Warren Avenue Assembly in Dearborn, Mich.

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