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How One Australian Town Helped A Doomed Plane Win History's Greatest…

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… » 5/04/12 12:00pm 5/04/12 12:00pm

The Largest Collection Of Citroën HY Vans In The Universe

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… » 4/30/12 4:00pm 4/30/12 4:00pm

Here's Proof Imported Car Dealerships Were A Good Place To Be In 1971

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. » 3/25/12 12:30pm 3/25/12 12:30pm

You Say Toyoda, We Say Toyota: How The Automaker Got Its Name

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… » 2/14/12 1:30pm 2/14/12 1:30pm

Skiing behind vintage Porsches is "the world's most dangerous sport"

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… » 2/05/12 2:00pm 2/05/12 2:00pm