Classic Car Profiles
- Car Makers A - D (29)
- Car Makers E - K (18)
- Car Makers L- O (13)
- Car Makers P - T (16)
- Car Makers U - Z (2)
Jaguar's History of Grace, Pace and Space
For the last six years, Jaguar has achieved top marks in the J. D. Power and Associates Sales Satisfaction Index study, three of those years claiming the #1 spot. But it wasn't always that way for the British marque.
The Thom Mcan Pontiac GTO
Thom McAn was one of the oldest and best known shoe retailers in the United States and at the height of their popularity in the sixties, gave away seventy two special edition Pontiac GTO's to attract their target customers to their stores - young men who liked fast cars.
The Most Frequently Asked Questions About an Amphicar
Amphicar owners have been quoted to say, "It's not a good car and it's not a good boat, but it does just fine" and "We like to think of it as the fastest car on the water and fastest boat on the road." Guess what else they've said about owning an Amphicar?
The Trabant – Built Out of Plastic and Socialism
November 9, 2009 marked the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and if any of you have been watching some of the recent documentaries to celebrate the event, you may have noticed a particular little car keep showing up.
The Rise and Fall of the Car Headlamp
Innovations and technology through the years have taken the automotive headlight from an oil lamp to a high-intensity discharge, which is the technical term for the electric arc that produces light. But there is one innovation that we could have done without.
The Lincoln - Born Out of Patriotism
The Lincoln, known for it's grand styling and quality construction, its no wonder that it was used by 5 US presidents as their official automobile.
How the Hood Ornament Came to Be
You just don't see new cars with hood ornaments anymore. They used to serve many purposes once upon a time, and it wasn't just to adorn or compliment the hood of a car.
Packard - Producing Quality and Elegance for 53 Years
From its beginning, Packard built vehicles were perceived as quality, high-priced, luxury American automobiles. The company was commonly referred to as being one of America's motor royalty - a title that still rings true today.
General Motors - It Wasn't Always This Bad
General Motors started out in 1908 as a holding company for Buick. One hundred years later, over nine million General Motors cars and trucks are being produced globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Daewoo, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall.
The Bantam and its ties to Austin, Jaguar and Jeep
Most folks have never heard of the Bantam Motor Car, but it deserves a special place in the automotive history books.
Maybach - The Luxury Car Designed From Poverty
Maybach became established as a luxury brand which exploits all technological possibilities to the fullest. Their cars would not be cars for the common man, but for those of great wealth and discriminating taste.
Crosley, Buy One for the Garage and Kitchen
The history of the Crosley is one of those stories that owners love to tell, and they tell it often because curious folks can't help but ask, "what kind of car is that".
The Mini - A Little Car with a Big Job
With diminishing oil supplies and fuel rationing in the 1950's, gas guzzling cars that the British public once loved were now being replaced by the German "Bubble Car" as the new transportation choice. British car makers had a big job to perform to win their customers back. And they did it with the Mini.
The First Stainless Steel Car
The Delorean may be the first stainless steel car that comes to mind in conversation, but it wasn't the first one to come off a production line.
Isotta Fraschini - Italian Luxury at its Finest
The Isotta Fraschini automobile was a product of two Italian master craftsman. Driving one of these rolling works of art was a true sign that you had significant financial wealth or celebrity.
Morris Garage - Better Known as the MG Car Company
During WWII, American soldiers stationed in England became very fond of British roadsters, one in particular was the MG. Upon their return, there was nothing back in the US that had the same sporty handling. It didn't take too long until the MG found it's way onto US roadways.
The Avions Voisin - French Aerodynamics on Four Wheels
In our opinion, French automotive styling and engineering has never received the recognition it deserves for the contribution early pioneers made to the industry, especially the Avions Voisin.
How The AC Cobra Was Born
How does a car company that started out making three wheeled delivery vehicles, evolve into producing one of the fastest sports cars around? You're about to find out.
Bugatti - Is it an Auto or is it Art?
In 1909, Ettore Bugatti began producing cars instead of art like the rest of his family. But to the car enthusiast, a Bugatti is a work of art.
The Edsel – A Legacy of Failure
The Edsel, was it the wrong car at the wrong time, was it too big when small was in, or was the name just too strange to be a luxury car. It was all of those and more.
The Duesenberg - It's a Doosey
The Duesenberg, was it a race car or a luxury car? Actually, it was both.
The Pontiac - A Story of Trial and Error
How to do take a horse drawn carriage and make it into a horseless carriage? It's not as easy as one might think.
The Moon Car
This Moon Car wasn’t designed by NASA, it was built by Joseph Moon back in 1906 and was known affectionately as the "The Ideal American Car"; a name that it well deserved.
The Hupmobile - a Lesson For Today's Car Makers
When the stock market goes into a nose dive and the economy is in a crisis, auto makers should not make the same mistakes the Hupp brothers.
Renault - How it All Began
It was the genius and initiative of Louis Renault that makes this marque the oldest surviving French auto company, and well known for numerous revolutionary designs, security technologies, and motor racing.
Sunbeam - How it all Began
When most car folks hear the name Sunbeam, the first model that may come to mind is the 1967 Tiger. But this little car maker broke land speed records and won Grand Prix races.
Volkswagen - The Peoples Car
Under the orders of Adolf Hitler, the VW Beetle was initially designed to provide cheap transport for the hard working German masses.
Is it a Car, Is it an Airplane, No, it's an Aerocar!
The pursuit of building a car that fly's started way back in 1935, you would think someone could have come up with an Aerocar for public use by now. Until then, most of the Aerocars can only be see in museums.