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Published: 07.25.2016
Remembering Detroit's tribute to the 1959 DeSoto models
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Chrysler DeSoto dealers from all over the country were invited to the a special, two-day celebration in Detroit to celebrate 30 years of the auto manufacturer.

Published: 07.18.2016
1954 was a great year for Ford design and sales
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

The 1954 Ford model line featuring the Mainline, Crestline and Customline cars were received very well by the motoring public.

Published: 07.11.2016
A brief history of the Model Products Corporation
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

The Model Products Corp. enjoyed an impressive run during the 1960's and 1970's manufacturing some of the industry's most sough-after toy model kits.

Published: 07.05.2016
Micheal Simcoe taking over great legacy at General Motors
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

GM Holden's famed Michael Simcoe is set to take over as Vice President of Global Design for General Motors.

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.

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