The Brass Era Automobiles: Super Cool Pics Of American People With Their Cars From The 1900s And Early 1910s
The Brass Era is an American term for the early period of automotive manufacturing, named for the prominent brass fittings used during this time for such things as lights and radiators. It is generally considered to encompass 1896 through 1915, a time when these vehicles were often referred to as horseless carriages.
Here is a cool photo collection of American people with their cars from the 1900s and early 1910s. Continue reading »
In the 1920s, women posed for photos with their cars all over the world. The photos are charming and capture the days of the very first road trips, gorgeous vintage fashion, and, of course, some fascinating old cars. The most importrant thing that they showed us the roles of women were changing in society, as they became more independent, and gained more and more rights.
These charming snapshots that captured cool girls with theirs cars from the 1920s. Continue reading »
Cadillac tempered its outlandish fins for 1960, the year that marked the division’s last use of triple two-barrel carburetion as standard Eldorado issue. For the remaining six years of its production life the rear-drive Eldo would have the same engine specs as its less exotic linemates. Continue reading »
In 1988, Minsk Automobile Plant designers created a prototype of a truck called MAZ 2000 Perestroika. It was revealed to the public at the foreign Paris International Motor Show and received the highest ratings from foreign experts.
These innovative projects were designed to breathe new life into the Soviet automobile industry, but due to the collapse of the USSR, they never went into serial production. Today’s concept cars can provide us with a glimpse into the future and give us a sense of the direction being taken by manufacturers as they use the newest technology of tomorrow.
However, sometimes it’s equally fascinating to look into the past. These quirky Russian car designs from way back provide an insight into the innovative and daring concepts of engineers from the USSR, which paved the way for modern cars. Continue reading »
There were times when the VAZ-2101 ‘Zhiguli’ was advertised as an exclusive car, and even photographed with giraffes while the GAZ ‘Volga’ was the dream of every citizen, and sausage was considered a delicacy. Continue reading »
Bugatti was founded in in 1909 in Molsheim, France by Ettore Bugatti an Italian imigrant. The company produced expensive, and in the case of the Royalle some of the most exclusive bespoke cars in the world. The T35’s and T51’s were amongst the most sucessful voiterette racing cars.
Bugatti also produced aircraft engines and the engines for French rail cars. The badge not only bears the name Bugatti but the initials of Ettore Bugatti with an inverted E. Continue reading »
Photographer Joshua Lott Documented Abandoned And Wrecked Cars, A Common Element In A Series Of Cityscapes In Detroit
Detroit, also known as the Motor City, is the historic hub of automobile manufacturing in the United States. A federal judge in December 2013 formally declared the city bankrupt but it won court approval to exit bankruptcy in November 2014. Once the proud symbol of U.S. industrial strength, Detroit fell on hard times after decades of population loss, rampant debt and financial mismanagement left it struggling to provide basic services to residents. The Detroit car show, formally the North American International Auto Show, is being held for the 26th year and represents the turn in the city’s fortune with 2014 being the best year for U.S. car sales since 2006. Continue reading »
Beween 1974 and 1976, American photographer Langdon Clay documented the cars parked along the streets of New York and Hoboken, New Jersey during his nocturnal city wanderings. We are treated to splendid images of Eldorados to Cadillacs and even a Ford Gran Torino, taken during the evening under neon signs and street lamps. These gorgeous cars were more than just transportation: they were symbols of a golden period in America, where oil was bountiful and electricity was cheap. The images have been compiled into a book titled Cars — New York City, 1974-1976, a must-have for any car love Continue reading »
Retro cars owned by retired mechanic Mikhail Krasinets are seen in the tall grass at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo, Tula region, Russia. Most of the cars in his collection are rusty and dented and parts are strewn among the maze of vehicles on the property. But to Krasinets, they are invaluable relics of the past. Continue reading »
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