Tag: automobiles

Auto History

How Car Companies Got Their Names

November 16, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

Was Jeep named after a character in Popeye? What does the “Alfa” in Alfa Romeo stand for? Learn the origins of famous brands.

Cars & Trucks

What You Need to Know About Dog Car Restraints

October 13, 2021. Dallas Ernst

Pet restraint laws vary across the Northeast. Learn how to keep your pet safe and lower the risk of distraction.

Spooky Season

The Most Haunted Roads in the Northeast

October 12, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

From New Jersey’s backcountry trails to the icy highways of Maine, the Northeast has more than its fair share of haunted roads.

Auto History

Latin America’s Automotive Innovators and Trailblazers

September 19, 2021. AAA Staff

From the turn of the 20th century to today, Latin Americans have pioneered in the automotive world – many of them unsung heroes.

Auto History

What Was the Bestselling Car the Year You Started Driving?

August 31, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

There have only been seven different car models to top the annual sales charts the last 40 years. Did yours make the list?

Auto History

Why Do Different Countries Drive on Different Sides of the Road?

August 17, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

Ancient civilizations, the French Revolution, freight wagons and the Model T all played a role in influencing what side of the road the world drives on.

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

The History of the Driver’s License

July 12, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

Did you know driver’s licenses were not required in every state until the mid-20th century? For more history of the driver’s license, read on.

Auto History

The History of Air Conditioning in Cars

June 23, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

In less than a century, automotive air conditioning went from a rudimentary luxury item to a universal feature.

Auto History

The History of the Car Horn

May 27, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

“Ahooga,” Mark Twain, oscillating diaphragms and the unique backstory of car horns.