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Published: 11.21.2017
Ford designer Jack Telnack introduced new concepts
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Jack Telnack etched his design legacy at Ford with the 1979 Mustang, featuring his 'Aero' concept, and with one of Ford's best-selling cars ever, the 1986 Taurus.

Published: 11.12.2017
Plymouth was out to win you over in 1967
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of The National Automotive History Collection

Plymouth's iconic 1967 lineup included newly styled versions of the Valiant, Barracuda and Fury models. Plymouth looked to directly compete in the sporty, high-powered car market with other popular models like the Mustang and the Camaro.

Published: 11.05.2017
Looking back at Henry Ford II and his legacy
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Henry Ford II established his own legacy at the Ford Motor Co. through his work to advance the company using research and technology as well as overseeing great and innovative new cars such as the Ford Falcon and the Mustang.

Published: 10.29.2017
The golden age of toy car making: 1920-1940
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

The design and manufacturing of rubber and die cast miniature cars and trucks started in the early 20th century and spawned a whole new hobby and cultural heritage enriching our automotive past. The golden age of toy making, not just for miniature cars and trucks, is well documented in Ken Botto's 1970 book, "Past Joys."

Published: 10.23.2017
The early days of drag racing: 1950-1970
By Robert Tate, Automotive Enthusiast and Historian
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

The history of drag racing as a spectator sport dates all the way back to 1950 when CJ Pappy Hart organized the very first event in Orange County, California.

Published: 10.17.2017
Remembering the Packard DeLuxe Eight automobiles
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Even as the Great Depression was starting to take its toll on the American public and especially automotive sales, the Packard Motor Car Co. produced the DeLuxe Eight 840 and 845. These cars were some of the industry's most well built and well styled vehicles to date.

Published: 10.09.2017
The early days of automotive styling
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Over the years, there has been many great names who have contributed to America's great automotive and industrial design legacy.

Published: 10.04.2017
The 1937 Lincolns were stylish automobiles
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

The Lincoln brand was an early trendsetter for luxury vehicles that were affordable for much of the domestic auto market. Starting in 1937, the now merged Ford-Lincoln brand produced some of the most elegant autos of that era.

Published: 09.25.2017
John DeLorean was a true car person
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of The National Automotive History Collection

Despite having his career overshadowed by legal troubles later in life, John DeLorean was a highly talented engineer and designer having advanced his way up General Motors' corporate ladder.

Published: 09.18.2017
Remembering a concept car legend, the Mako Shark II
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Robert Tate's collection/General Motors Archives

When GM first introduced the now iconic show car, the Mako Shark II, its highly innovative styling and design features made a major splash among automotive enthusiasts.

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