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.
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.
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.
The History of the Car Horn
May 27, 2021. Andrew Sheldon
“Ahooga,” Mark Twain, oscillating diaphragms and the unique backstory of car horns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.