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Published: 11.30.2016
Marie Luhring: First female truck designer
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Marie Luhring fought through social norms of the early 20th century to carve an historic career in the male-dominated field of industrial and auto design.

Published: 11.15.2016
A brief history about the Chevrolet Corvair
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Robert Tate

Before being brought down by bad publicity spurned by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the rear-engine mounted Chevy Corvair was very popular with motorists when first introduced in 1960.

Published: 11.07.2016
History of Hot Wheels
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

Mattel's Hot Wheels was introduced in 1968 and has retained a steady popularity among youths and collectors for nearly 50 years.

Published: 10.31.2016
Charles Brady King: The man who ignited a revolution
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of The National Automotive History Collection

Charles Brady King has been cast in history as the first record person to drive an automobile, but he also was a well respected inventor and engineer.

Published: 10.24.2016
The 1930-era Cord models were a simplicity of great auto design
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

The short-lived Cord models from Auburn Automobile Co., stand as some of the most stylistic and innovative models from the era.

Published: 10.17.2016
The early days of police pursuit vehicles
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

As police across the U.S. became motorized by the 1960s, many domestic car companies developed models specifically designed for police work.

Published: 10.11.2016
The (short) history of the Town Shopper concept model
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

The Town Shopper concept model was short in stature and brief in history; with only a few made as concept models, this diminutive car never made it to mass production.

Published: 10.03.2016
Plymouth's XP-VIP was a great looking show car for 1965
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

The 1965 Plymouth XP-VIP concept car foreshadowed many of the modern technologies motorists now enjoy.

Published: 09.26.2016
Highlighting Ford's great racing past
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

During the 1960s, Ford Motor Co., developed the famed GT40 to compete in the international Le Mans race which furthered an already superior reputation for Ford on the track.

Published: 09.19.2016
Remembering the great George Walter Mason
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automobile History Collection

In a bluster of a career, George Walter Mason accomplished milestones such as engineering the foundation of American Motor Co., during a relatively short amount of time.

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