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Published: 08.22.2016
Remembering the Isetta, the little car that could
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Photos courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

The Isetta may be best remembered for its unorthodox styling, but the 'Little car that could' drew a large following when released to the consumer market in the early 1950s.

Published: 08.15.2016
Looking back on Kari Anne Beebe's great career
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Photos courtesy of The Detroit Metro Times

As we get closer to the world's largest one-day car cruise, we take a look at one of the fastest women on four wheels, Kari Ann Beebe.

Published: 08.08.2016
Remembering the great Michael Burton
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Michael Burton left a great legacy of auto design and so much more after losing his battle with cancer just last month.

Published: 08.01.2016
Looking back at the very early days of automobile manufacturing
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

In early 20th Century America, there were literally hundreds of auto manufacturers some of which have been lost in time--Corbin, Jordan and Paige to name just a few.

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.

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