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Published: 02.09.2016
The 1966 Dodge Dart models were seeking rebel drivers
By: Robert Tate
Photos courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

A slick and unique advertising campaign accompanied the 1966 line of Dodge Darts, propelling the automaker to come in as the 7th best-selling brand that year in the U.S.

Published: 02.01.2016
Cycling and the early days before automobiles
By: Robert Tate
Photos courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection and Robert Tate's collection

The bicycle and later motorcycle helped to revolutionize personal mobility before the automobile became an everyday part of American life.

Published: 01.25.2016
Robert Lutz: A great car guy and one of the best automotive experts
By: Robert Tate
Photos courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Throughout nearly 50 years, Bob Lutz established himself as a giant in the automotive industry throughout a variety of high-level positions.

Published: 01.19.2016
Remembering the men and women of the Briggs Manufacturing Company
By: Robert Tate
Photos courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection and Robert Tate's collection

The Briggs Manufacturing Co. will be remembered for its incredible contributions to the automotive industry.

Published: 01.08.2016
From 1965 to 2016, the Detroit Auto Show is a major part of history
By: Robert Tate
Photos courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

In 1965, admission to the Detroit Auto Show was $1 for adults and 50 cents for children, and even though the prices have changed substantially, the Auto Show continues to showcase the most intriguing cars and technology for thousands of visitors.

Published: 01.04.2016
A brief history of the John C Lodge Freeway
By: Robert Tate
Photos courtesy of The National Automotive History Collection

The Lodge Freeway commemorates one of Detroit's iconic politicians, John Christian Lodge.

Published: 12.28.2015
The rise and fall of the 1960 Edsel Ford
By: Robert Tate
Photos courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

After disappointing sales in 1958 and 1959, Ford made a final effort in the Edsel line with its newly designed 1960 Edsel Ranger and Villager.

Published: 12.22.2015
1929 Packard Standard Eight has fateful meeting with Graf Zeppelin Airship
By: Robert Tate

The Packard Standard Eight 633 offered seven body types. The new Packard Standard Eight offered new luxuries and a number of mechanical improvements that made them most outstanding.

Published: 12.14.2015
1971 Dodge models were designed to stand out in front of the competition
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Photos courtesy of Robert Tate's collection/National Automotive Heritage Collection

The 1971 Dodge line featuring the new Charger, Challenger and Demon stood apart from the competition on design and performance.

Published: 12.07.2015
Art Fitzpatrick set a high bar for automotive illustration in muscle car era
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Photos courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

Renowned automotive illustrator and designer Art Fitzpatrick helped to create some of the most memorable advertising campaigns for an entire generation

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