Is This The Last Vehicle You Can Get With Old Sealed-Beam Headlights?

I suspect we take for granted just how amazing modern headlights are. They're bright, precise, and each and every car can have ones custom-designed to fit just the right shape. We live in a golden age of light. But some of us remember a much darker time. And I think there's just one vehicle left that remembers, too. » 11/04/14 8:45pm 11/04/14 8:45pm

Boston's First Police Cars Were Steam-Powered

It's easy to forget that a century ago, gasoline-powered cars didn't completely dominate the automobile market. In 1900, roughly 40 percent of all cars sold in the U.S. were steam-powered. And in fact, when the Boston police bought one of the country's first cop cars in 1903 it was running on steam. » 8/06/14 4:09pm 8/06/14 4:09pm

This Timeline Is Total Proof That Cars And Trains Are Both 'Automobiles'

The story most people know about the origin of the car is wrong. The real story is, of course, much more complex and muddy, and is inexorably tied to the development of trains. Automobiles — self-propelled machines — really should refer to both trains and cars, and I think I know how the timeline should look. » 7/25/14 3:42pm 7/25/14 3:42pm