Lost in a thunderstorm over southeastern Australia, Captain R.D. Parmentier and his crew were desperately trying to find a place to land the big DC2 airliner. They were just a few hundred miles from the finish of an epic 11,300-mile race from London to Melbourne and the storm had rendered their communications…
Thanks to my not paying attention in my one semester of college French, a nice France-dweller named Jonathan Miller got in touch with me to chastise me about a mistake I made in my graphic for this post a while back. Suitably chastised, Mr.Milller has since given up on the idea I'll ever write even toddler-grade…
Although it was little more than an Isuzu wearing a bowtie, Chevrolet wasn't deterred from making this vintage dealer promotional video to explain all the great features of "their" newly designed compact pickup.
Although it wouldn't take much to talk us into purchasing either of these full-size SUVs, back in 1981 when they were new Chevrolet made this dealer promo video to illustrate the minute differences between their Blazer and the Ford Bronco.
Like anything else, Formula One has changed quite a bit over the last 42 years. Although the rules and regulations of modern F1 can make race fans long for the days past, it's amazing to see the chaos that surrounded the early days of F1 racing.
Although this 1944 newsreel presents the bizarre ten passenger "Super Jeep" seen here as the next incarnation of the already popular Jeep, judging from the relative obscurity of these long vehicles they never got too far out of the testing phase.
Okay, it's not technically a spaceship, but it sure looks like what I wish spaceships looked like. It's actually very much a machine designed for use in an atmosphere, since this 1914 Castagna A.L.F.A. 40/60 HP Aerodinamica is the first real example of an aerodynamic passenger car.
Chevrolet produced this dealer training video to aid salesman in the unenviable task of trying to convince buyers the El Camino was a better small truck purchase than the imported competition.
Although it's hard to imagine when you take a trip down your local row of modern car dealerships, in the early days of imported cars many different brands were sold out of the same dealership. As you can see from this photograph taken in 1971, the result was often a desirable selection of early imports in one place.
You may recall the pleasingly bonkers story we reposted from Gizmodo yesterday about the forgotten early-motoring-era sport of Auto Polo.
If there's any debate as to why the NAPL—or National Auto Polo League—doesn't exist, these photos from the Library of Congress will render it moot. I mean the Civil War probably resulted in fewer deaths and injury.
You don't always have to look tough to be tough, at least that is what it seemed Dodge was attempting to illustrate in this vintage promotional video for the Mitsubishi built 1981 Dodge Ram 50.
The Packard Panther was a concept car built in 1954 to point towards the future of a company that barely had one. Packard released a series of concept cars in the 50s in an attempt to project what was next for the company and inspire car buyers.
Because the last US built Rambler rolled off the assembly line in Kenosha, WI on June 30, 1969 they are largely forgotten by the non automotive obsessed public at large.
If the funky synthesizers and some weird guy staring at you aren't enough to make you want to hop in a time machine back to 1987, we don't blame you. However if you can look past the strange music and 80s style of this amusing vintage dealer promo, you'll see the 1987 Chrysler Conquest TSI.
Sakichi Toyoda was born in Japan 145 years ago today on February 14th, 1867. By all accounts a hard-working entrepreneur, Toyoda's greatest success was building a small business manufacturing textile looms. That business ended up growing into a company that, for two years beginning in 2008, became the world's largest…
These days vintage Porsches are high dollar collector items, but in Bavaria in 1955 they were merely tow vehicles for some crazy skiers. This vintage video takes a look at "the world's most dangerous sport" which evidently involved being towed around a track by motorcycles, Volkswagen Bugs, Porsche 356s and even a…
The Virginia Department of Transportation has put three large collections online of archival photographs detailing life and work on Virginia's roadways. We picked out the nine best photos to give you a sense of the years the state spent adjusting to mass motorization.
If you were looking for a sports car in the early 1960s it appears Coyle-Hampton Motors in El Cerrito, Ca wouldn't have been a bad place to start. We can't find one item on their lot that wasn't a little bit interesting or exotic even when it was a used car.