This 1960 Article Could Be the First Public Proposal of Amber Rear Turn Indicators in America and Progressive Brake Lights

It’s always interesting to find that your obsessions had fellow obsessives long before you were born. That’s why I was so excited to see this old 1960 Popular Mechanics article about taillights, which is a deep dive into how taillights could be better, in an era when it seemed like the only goal was to see how much…

Mitsuoka Is Back With the Miata-Based Corvette Sting Ray You Didn't Realize You Needed

Mitsuoka, one of the last bastions of actual raw joy left in the automotive world and the leading transformer of boring Nissan econoboxes into hilariously cartoon-like vintage Jaguars, has announced a new triumph: they’ve used their powerful Mitsuoka Magic to transform a new Miata into a dead ringer for a 1963-1967 C2…

The Inventor of the Little Arrow that Tells You What Side the Fuel Filler Is On Has Finally Been Found

I bet most of our regular readers have, at some point, blown the mind of one of their non-gearhead friends by pointing out the little arrow in almost every modern fuel gauge that shows what side the fuel filler is on. It’s a fantastic and simple bit of human-machine interface design, which makes it sort of insane that…

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