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Few things in life are worse than a car accident. If you are lucky enough to escape without injury, your car is going to be left with some scars that will cost a small fortune to repair. And who wants to spend their hard-earned cash on that? Nobody. Continue reading »
Let’s admit it, almost everyone has a fantasy of owning a super-cool classic or vintage car. For some of us, these cars remind us of the good old times, for the rest of us, they are associated with romantic movies where the main character brings his girlfriend to an unforgettable adventure on the road. These cars are pretty much guaranteed to cost a fortune but one can dream, isn’t that right? Continue reading »
Who else remembers piling as many kids as we could into the old wagon and watching a movie at the drive-in? No seat belts, no stress, just playing games and waving at the people in the other cars!
If you are over 40, you definitely remember driving around in a station wagon like these! Continue reading »
Since the early 2000s, the apparent explosion of interest in Volkswagens with original paint, rust and patina have inspired a generation of car fanatics, who couldn’t afford to restore a car to show condition but still wanted a good looking cool car. At last, you could be cool and stand out from the crowd on the tiniest of budgets. Continue reading »
Who Says Girls Can’t Repair Cars? Check Out These Amazing Photographs Of Women Auto Mechanics From The Early 20th Century
Women began finding work when World War I began in 1914; they had to take the jobs of men who had gone to war. A wide range of jobs needed filling. Automotive machines were in large production around this time to supply the United States and other countries with vehicles for war. This was the start of women playing important roles in the automotive industry.
Not all women on the front lines were part of the military though; many were volunteers offering their help to medical services such as the Red Cross. This woman served as an ambulance driver with the Voluntary Aid Detachment, an offshoot of the Red Cross. Unlike most ambulance drivers, though, those who operated the vehicles on the front lines had to know how to repair and service their cars, as you see this woman doing in this image by Ernest Brooks shot in 1916. Continue reading »
When Chevrolet started designing ‘Vega’ during the 1970s, one of the main objectives was to keep the cost of the car down around $2,000 in circa-1970 dollars. Continue reading »
For nearly 80 years these cars have been hidden underground in a quarry in France but they were uncovered by Belgian PE teacher Vincent Michel in 2016. The cars were hidden away during World War II and after the war ended they were never removed. Continue reading »
Being a young cars fancier, school-boy Ilya Boyarskih from Russia makes excellent pictures of vehicles. All he uses is ordinary pens and pencils. Now he is already 17 but the drawing below was created when he was 15 years old. Continue reading »
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 »
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