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Road Trips

Unique Museums of the Northeast

January 21, 2022. Andrew Sheldon

From classic candies to silver screen treasures and everything in between, the Northeast has shrines to just about anything you can think of.

Cars & Trucks & Electric Vehicles

Fast Forward

November 17, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

From white-hot trends and high-tech toys to brand-new models, here’s what to expect in automobiles down the road.

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.

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

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 the Car Horn

May 27, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

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

Auto History

The Unique History of Bumper Stickers

May 11, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

Created in a small screen printing office in Kansas City, bumper stickers quickly took over the country’s roadways and have remained popular.

Auto History

The History of Car Keys

April 30, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

For decades, mechanical car keys used to start an automobile were standard. Now those jagged pieces of metal are nearly extinct. The history of car keys has a story to tell.

Cars & Trucks

Charlie Wiggins and the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes

February 12, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

In honor of Black History Month, learn how Charlie Wiggins became one of the country’s great racecar drivers despite being barred from racing’s biggest event.

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Superb Sedans

February 01, 2021. Alan Rider

You might think traditional automotive body styles are a thing of the past. Not so fast. Turns out there are several sedans on the market that qualify as fabulous four-doors.