February 19, 1954 – Ford Thunderbird concept is completed

Ford Motor Company knew it needed a response, and fast, when Chevrolet rolled out the Corvette prototype in January 1953. The concept for its Thunderbird was born the very next month. From idea to rolling reality in just one year, the Ford Thunderbird prototype was finished on this day

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February 15, 2002 – The Last Plymouth Prowler

In 1993, as a followup to the Dodge Viper, Chrysler rolled out the Plymouth Prowler concept car. With a design influenced in part by famed hot rod builder Chip Foose, the car received enough consumer attention that it was put into production in 1997. The first production Prowlers featured

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February 14, 1867 – The patriarch of Toyota is born

Sakichi Toyoda, the “King of Japanese Inventors” and patriarch of Toyota, was born on this day in 1867 in Kosai, Shizuoka, Japan. Early in his career Toyoda invented a variety of weaving machines, including the automatic power loom, leading him to found Toyoda Automatic Loom Works. By the late

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