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Published: 06.28.2016
Only in a Jeep: A brief early history of the Jeep legacy
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images from Robert Tate's collection

The Jeep name established its legacy of rugged dependability by serving the U.S. Military in WWII and beyond. Later, Jeep easily fit into the consumer market with stylish and unique designs.

Published: 06.20.2016
Jay Koka's automotive illustrations have inspired generations
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Jay Koka

Jay Koka's work has been coveted by some of the prestigious automotive events in the country. He recently returned to Michigan to produce the official poster for the 2016 EyesOn Design.

Published: 06.13.2016
Looking at the history of self-driving cars
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

Think that the concept of autonomous vehicles is something new to the consumer market? Think again.

Published: 06.06.2016
Remembering the great legacy of the Lincoln Motor Car Co.
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

The legacy of Henry Leland his Lincoln Motor Car Co., remains an important piece of our automotive heritage.

Published: 05.31.2016
Bill Robinson: Automotive Historian and Great Designer
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Bill Robinson, Michael Clark, Dave Lang Stone

The great Bill Robinson has served as mentor to many aspiring automotive designers through his teaching at the College for Creative Studies -- including to our own Automotive Historian, Robert Tate.

Published: 05.23.2016
Reflecting on the final models produced by Hudson
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

The year 1957 marked the final line of autos that used the Hudson nameplate.

Published: 05.17.2016
The 1930s marked the peak of Cadillac style
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

The unique and famed "Cadillac Style" began in earnest in the early 1930s with model lines such as the V-12, La Salle and others

Published: 05.09.2016
Highlighting the great racing career of Rick Mears
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images-Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Legendary Race Car Driver Rick Mears' career started with motorcycles and dune buggies, but he is best known for his four wins at the Indianapolis 500.

Published: 05.02.2016
Prince and his 'Little Red Corvette'
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

Prince etched his place in music history with many hits like 'Purple Rain,' and 'Raspberry Beret.' But for auto lovers, Prince's best song has always been 'Little Red Corvette.'

Published: 04.25.2016
Remembering the great achievements of Preston Tucker
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Photos courtesy of the National Automotive Heritage Collection

Even with having faced a series of legal scandals and setbacks, Preston Tucker is still regarded as a true automotive innovator and giant in the field of design and engineering.

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