This article originally appeared July 23, 2016 in the Detroit Free Press, by Mark Phelan ALLENTOWN, Penn. — The first Camaro Chevrolet ever built sits on a turntable in a photographically perfect white room devoid of right angles and shadows. After…
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Aid Road Act. Signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, the Federal Aid Road Act established a national policy of providing federal aid for highway construction and maintenance. In so doing, a uniform system of roads was established and helped to further usher in the golden age of American motoring.
In this month’s web roundup, we link you to articles spotlighting some rare old video of Boston Fire Trucks in action, the upcoming auction of CSX2000 (the very first Shelby Cobra ever produced), a 1950s era European rocket car that never made it into production and more.
June marks the official start of summer, so it’s no surprise the month is also one of the busiest in terms of the sheer number of car shows. From local cruise-ins to national meets, June always has more than enough to keep even the most finicky auto enthusiast entertained. Check out just a few of the events from this past month, each of which found the Historic Vehicle Association in attendance and handing out awards.
Reusing old model names is something pretty common in the auto industry. And it’s definitely nothing new. But here’s an interesting wrinkle: Have you ever seen a Studebaker Daytona? How about a Plymouth Concord? Some well-known car names actually owe their origins to entirely different makers than we associate them with today. We asked Hagerty Historian Glenn Arlt to give us a list of his all-time favorites.
The 1907 Thomas Flyer that won the 22,000-mile New York to Paris event in 1908 is the latest vehicle to join the National Historic Vehicle Register, the Historic Vehicle Association announced Thursday.
Today, a flight from New York to Paris is a mere seven-hour journey, but when this 1907 Thomas Flyer Model 35 set out from the Big Apple, the journey was far more challenging.