The last tangible evidence of one of Detroit's iconic brands was rapidly disappearing last month as demolition contractors tore down the last of the DeSoto plant, 50 years after Chrysler Corporation discontinued the car line.
"Advancement through technology." The catchy little German phrase launched the Audi ethos in 1971, back when the only thing Americans knew about Audi was the 100, and few knew even that. Since then, the phrase made it into British pop culture, and we drop it into conversation, just to see if anyone's listening.
Writer Matthew Algeo wrote a book about President Harry Truman touring the country in a 1953 Chrysler New Yorker after retiring from office. He didn't know what happened to the car, until it found him - Ed.
Helmet cams have become a staple of modern entertainment, giving viewers a feeling of participation never before allowed in the history of moving pictures. But the history of the helmet cam has been shrouded in mystery, until now.
This Saturday's auction of the ambulance that carried President John F. Kennedy's body has garnered worldwide attention. The only problem? It's a near-perfect fake. Here's how a group of historians discovered the truth about what happened to the real ambulance.
Here, decades ago, the Concorde stood in prototype form. The plane, even as a small model, was a a symbol of future travel—the way we'd all luxurious fly supersonic someday. Half a century later, that dream's dead forever.
I'm crouched in the footwell of an Aston Martin V12 Vantage hammering across a dry lakebed at 140 mph, wondering why I'm not a Top Gear presenter, which, I can now confirm, is the greatest job... in the world.
After five long years, Top Gear's American cousin debuts Sunday on the History Channel. You'll probably watch it anyway - but in the words of a very successful car guy: Is it any good?
The crew from 'Merican Top Gear rolled into SEMA this morning with a quintet of supercabs. We hear a certain Ray Wert might drive one, but we're not sure if we can tell anyone. So, um, keep it to yourself...
Monorails used to be the vision of futuristic travel. Now, that mode of transit has been mostly reduced to inter-terminal airport travel and family theme parks. Take a step back in time and gander at these bullet-shaped babies in action.
This is the first photo of the studio from the U.S.-spec version of Top Gear, complete with a V12 table, old backseat couch, and a layout similar to the British version. Bonus photos of the Stig/SX4 below.
Amid the Lambos and Vipers, the trailer for the new American Top Gear shows off one of the last bits of information we wanted: the premiere date. Set your Tivos for Sunday, Novmeber 21st on History. Below, massive muscle-powered donuts.
This is the first trailer for the U.S. version of Top Gear on History, giving us a first taste of the American spin on the BBC's wildly popular motoring show. A peek at the cast, cars, and challenges below.
We remain hopeless Ate Up With Motor junkies, and AUWM pusherman Aaron Severson has just provided us with more un-stepped-on automotive history for our mainlining pleasure.