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Auto History

The History of the Car Wash Industry

June 16, 2022. Andrew Sheldon

Car wash history began with workers pushing cars from station to station. Now cars are pristinely cleaned by machines in mere minutes.

Cars & Trucks

100 Greatest Songs About Cars and Driving

May 19, 2022. Dallas Ernst

The first car radio was introduced in 1930 by Motorola and ever since, music and driving have been inextricably linked.

Air Travel

Travel the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

January 17, 2022. Andrew Sheldon

The civil rights movement was one of the most transformative times in American history. It would be impossible to summarize its significance in a single museum, or honor its participants’ efforts with a sole monument. Fortunately, there is the U.S. Civil Rights Trail to do just that.

Cars & Trucks

The 10 Most-Read Automotive Stories of 2021

December 28, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

Wondering what readers found most interesting, informative and entertaining? Take a look at our top stories of the year.

Holiday Highlights

Holiday Movie Watchlist

December 13, 2021. Dallas Ernst

From classics and fan-favorites to a few newer and less conventional picks, celebrate the season with our holiday movie watchlist.

Road Trips

Holiday Shopping on the Road

October 31, 2021. Dallas Ernst

Check off your gift list during your holiday travels and get into the spirit of the season at any of these shopping destinations.

Auto History

STOP for Stop Sign History

August 05, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

It may may seem simple enough, but stop sign history shows a lot of work went into its red octagonal design.

Auto History

Headlights, Camera, Action: Drive-In Movie Theaters in the Northeast

June 04, 2021. Jerry Ascierto

Drive-in movie theaters are more than just another way to watch a film — they’re an experience. Are they poised to make a comeback?

Auto History

Why Are Popular Car Colors So Boring? A Brief History of Car Paint

February 24, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

The most common car colors have gone from all the luminous colors of the rainbow to a mix of black, white and gray. Here’s why.

Cars & Trucks

The History of the Car Cup Holder

October 28, 2020. Andrew Sheldon

We take it for granted, but it wasn’t long ago that the car cup holder didn’t exist. Here’s how it became such an important automotive feature.