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Published: 02.21.2018
Remembering the early days of Chrysler advertising
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher. Images courtesy of Robert Tate's Collection

Published: 02.13.2018
The Early Days of Detroit's Grand River Avenue
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher Images from the National Automotive Heritage Collection at the Detroit Public Library and DetroitTransitHistory.info

Published: 02.06.2018
Ford brings the Bullitt Mustang to the 2018 North American International Auto Show
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher. Images from Bob Sadler/MotorCities and the worldwide web

Published: 01.27.2018
International Trucks offered a great light-duty model in 1949
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

Long known for making dependable, long lasting trucks, International Harvester Co. in 1949 introduced a unique light-duty series that attracted new customers to the brand.

Published: 01.22.2018
1941 Cadillac line-up a true American classic
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

Automotive historians have characterized 1941 as a pivotal year for Cadillac with revolutionary styling and record sales for the year. It also marked the first significant event in the great career of Bill Mitchell.

Published: 01.16.2018
Looking back at the 1968 Detroit Auto Show
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Fifty years ago, thousands streamed through the doors of Cobo Hall to see the latest and greatest at the Detroit Auto Show. Now known all over the world as the North American International Auto Show, the event attracts nearly a million people to downtown Detroit each year.

Published: 01.09.2018
Mercury's Big M was a 'Dream Car' design for 1957
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

After famed late night TV host Ed Sullivan introduced the Mercury "Dream Car" design for 1957, the Ford-owned brand quickly gained national and international attention.

Published: 01.01.2018
How Margaret (Peg) Sauer Inspired the World
By: Robert Tate, Automotive Historian/ Researcher
Images: Courtesy of Margaret E. Sauer Portfolio / The Collection of Julie Sabit, archived by Doug Didia

There comes a time in our lives when a special person inspires us in so many different ways that their history should be documented. This is the story of Margaret (Peg) Sauer. The world knew her as one of the famous �Damsels of Design,� a talented young lady from General Motors� early days of styling.

Published: 12.22.2017
Looking back at the works of the great Ken Eberts
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Ken Eberts and the Automotive Fine Arts Society

With iconic prints such as Dads Home, and California Pit Stop, American painter Ken Eberts is considered one of the founding fathers of automotive fine arts

Published: 12.17.2017
The early days of automobile maintenance and repair
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

During the early days of automobile sales and ownership, owners of dealerships discovered they could create a market for repair and maintenance in addition to sales.

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