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An intriguing lesson in automobile suspension from Chevy — In 1936

(June 6, 2014) Chevrolet offered an intriguing lesson on automobile suspension back in 1936. The company's eight-minute movie is surprisingly informative considering it was made more than 75 years ago. It's also entertaining.

Chrysler attempts to put Italian flavor into the brand in the late '80s

(June 5, 2014) It has to be one of oddest collaborations in automotive history. In the mid 1980s Chrysler, under the direction of Lee Iacocca, formed a partnership with Italy's exotic carmaker Maserati to build a premium convertible called the TC.

Looking back at the large Buick Roadmaster Estate of the '90s

(May 31, 2014) Someone in Beaufort, N.C., is apparently a fan of the early 1990s Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon. Three copies of nearly identical Roadmasters were found parked in a lot, all looking in good shape.

Snoopy license plate to help fund California museums

(May 25, 2014) SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The California state legislature unanimously passed a bill this past week with bipartisan support to recognize the essential role that museums have in California as educational institutions. This overwhelming endorsement complements a program underway to put the beloved beagle Snoopy on California license plates and help fund the state's museums at the same time.

Air conditioning at a good price in 1955 Hudson Hornet

(May 20, 2014) The Hudson Hornet was redesigned for 1955 under the auspices of the merged Hudson Motor Car Company and Nash-Kelvinator, formed in 1954 as American Motors Corporation. One of the new features of the Hornet was an air conditioning system.

1946 Lincoln V-12 found on Arizona car lot

(May 12, 2014) This well preserved 1946 Lincoln sedan was found on a car lot in Kingman, Arizona, complete with factory fender skirts. Although the overall shape remained the same from the 1941 model year, the big Lincoln received a makeover for 1942 with new grille, fender and headlight treatments and some rather interesting pushbutton door handles attached to the "suicide" doors that were in vogue in those days.

Ten Chevrolet trucks that built a global brand

(May 8, 2014) DETROIT — Chevrolet captured the spirit of 20th Century America, with its “work hard, play hard” ethic.  And perhaps no Chevrolet represents this spirit better than the Chevy truck.

Founded in Detroit on Nov. 3, 1911, Chevrolet produced only cars through 1917. The company added its first truck models in January 1918, and has built tens of millions since.

Documentary depicts Chevrolet's vast ad campaign for its new 1937 car

(May 5, 2014) An interesting nearly 14-minute documentary from 1936 depicts the extent of the vast advertising blitz Chevrolet was planning in its run-up to Nov. 7, 1935, the day the new 1937 Chevrolet was to be introduced in showrooms around the country.

Rolls-Royce celebrates 110 years of excellence this weekend

(May 3, 2014) LONDON — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will celebrate a seminal moment in British automotive history on Sunday, May 4. Charles Rolls and Henry Royce met for the first time on this date exactly 110 years ago and agreed to form the company that would become synonymous with the very best.

Celebrations will take place at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex and at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.

First-ever Automotive Heritage Celebration at National Mall

(May 1, 2014) WASHINGTON — The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) has announced that it is partnering with Volkswagen Group of America Inc. to celebrate national automotive heritage and culture. An event at the National Mall will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4.

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