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The History of Auto Warranties: How To Protect Your Investment
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The History of Auto Warranties: How To Protect Your Investment

The United States has a long and complicated history with car warranties. Starting in the early 20th century, auto manufacturers began including comprehensive warranty coverage with new vehicles. However, in the 1970s, as cars became more complex and expensive to repair, manufacturers began introducing shorter and less comprehensive warranties.  In the 1980s and 1990s, several high-profile legal battles over warranty coverage further changed the landscape of car warranties. Today, there is a wide variety of warranty options available to car owners, but understanding all of your options can be confusing. This blog post will provide an overview of the different types of auto warranties available and offer some tips on how to choose the best warranty for your needs. What is an...
Meet Hilary Noack, Owner of Toronto’s Ink N Iron
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Meet Hilary Noack, Owner of Toronto’s Ink N Iron

As a teenager Hilary Noack preferred to live life on her own terms. Unfortunately, her terms sometimes resulted in a good old fashioned grounding. With the punishment came restricted access to her primary means of freedom, the family car. Of course, absence only makes the heart grow fonder. To beat the system, she became determined to pick up her own set of wheels, one her parents couldn’t take away. She quickly learned that cars are expensive, at least the cool ones. At the time, pretty much all Noack knew about cars came from hot rodding magazines. Fast forward 21 years and she is the owner of Ink N Iron Automotive, a full service auto restoration shop in Oakville, Ontario where her and her all female team are building those cool cars she once dreamed of having. It’s been a decad...
I asked ChatGPT to write a poem about human’s connection to cars. Here it is.
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I asked ChatGPT to write a poem about human’s connection to cars. Here it is.

So, you've probably heard all about ChatGPT by now. Well, I am not trying to get a robot to do my homework, but I will have it write some poetry for me. It probably won't win a Pulitzer Prize, but it does make me want to get behind the wheel and cruise. Here's the text of the car poem: Cars are more than just machines, They're a part of our lives, it seems. We form a bond with them, oh so strong, A connection that lasts all life long. It starts with the way they purr, As we take them out for a spin, The feeling of freedom, it's like a blur, As we let our worries begin to thin. For some, it's the memories they hold, Of road trips and adventures untold, For others, it's the way they gleam, A reflection of our self-esteem. But no matter the reason why, We develop a sentime...
Celebrity Car Collections You’ve Got to See to Believe
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Celebrity Car Collections You’ve Got to See to Believe

Rowan Atkinson, AKA Mr. Bean, racing his classic Jaguar Mark VII M Many celebrities are known for their extravagant lifestyles, and for a lot of the ones who fit the category, that includes a love for luxury cars. Here are five celebrities with some of the biggest car collections in the world. Jay Leno Car Collection Jay Leno in 1993 in his Hispano-Suiza Aero. By Alan Light, CC BY 2.0 It's no secret that the comedian and former host of "The Tonight Show" is a well-known car enthusiast. What you may not know is that the joker's collection includes more than 150 vehicles. Some of his most notable cars include a 1931 Duesenberg Model J, a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K, and a 1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport. Jerry Seinfeld Car Collection (therichest.com) Another funnyman with...
A Fast and Fun Investment: 1980s German Sports Cars
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A Fast and Fun Investment: 1980s German Sports Cars

(Bring a Trailer) Investing in classic cars can be a great way to diversify your portfolio and potentially earn a significant return on investment. Plus, you can drive them, and that's the best freaking part. As with any investment, it is important to do your research and understand the market before making a purchase. Or you can just trust that we totally know what we're talking about and go out on a limb and buy one of these sweet 1980s German classic cars that are rising in value (we take not responsible for your actions). If you do buy a classic, just sit on it awhile, try not to rack up a ton of miles, and then cash in when retirement comes along. Psych! Buy the damn thing and drive the heck out if. That's what it was built for! Either way, here's three fun cars to consider, f...
Cyber Monday Deals for Automotive Accessories
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Cyber Monday Deals for Automotive Accessories

It's that time of year, you know, when all the best deals hit the market. Today is your last chance to grab some gear directly from This Day in Automotive History or check out our Amazon affiliate products. All of these automotive accessories are currently on sale but these deals will expire by November 29th, so get them now! Automotive Cleaning Gel - This stuff will get into the toughest places to keep your ride looking brand new. At $7.99 it's a must have for any car or truck. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "thisdayinauto-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B081T7N948"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "e0c2a62111354ec...
The first car with a touchscreen is from 1986
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The first car with a touchscreen is from 1986

1986 Buick Riviera (Streetside Classics) There's a good chance that you are touching a screen right now as you scroll through this article, unless you're now in the minority of people who still use a computer to browse the web. Double or nothing, when you get in your daily driver, you jab at some sort of touchscreen to find your favorite jams or set the cabin temperature. Well, the latter is certainly true if you drive a Tesla or any car newer than about 2016. Or, if you happen to drive a specifically equipped 1986 Buick Riviera, you also fall into the category. Wow, 1986. While GM was launching its new finger workout screen that year, Oprah debuted, the Mir space station went into orbit, Chernobyl and the Challenger spacecraft incidents occurred and Richard Branson set a new record fo...
September 30, 1955 – James Dean dies driving Porsche 550 Spyder
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September 30, 1955 – James Dean dies driving Porsche 550 Spyder

Actor James Dean had just finished filming the movie Giant and was ready to get back to the action on the racetrack. During production of the movie, Warner Bros. barred Dean from pursuing a new passion, racing. The fear, of course, was injury, or worse, death. Unfortunately, Dean would not make it to the track before fate had its way. On this day in 1955, at the age 0f 24, James Dean was killed behind the wheel of his new Porsche 550 Spyder, en route to the Salinas Road Race.  Dean driving a Porsche 356 Dean, who starred in such movies as East of Eden, Giant and Rebel Without a Cause, took an interest in auto racing in 1954. His first professional race would come at Palm Springs Road Races, held March 26-27, 1955. The young driver's were on full display, taking first place in t...
5 Things You Never Knew About the History of Auto Insurance
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5 Things You Never Knew About the History of Auto Insurance

Auto insurance is a necessity for most drivers. But how much do you really know about it? In this blog post, we will discuss five things that you may not have known about the history of auto insurance. Did you know that the first auto insurance policy was issued in 1897? Or the rates were based on the driver's sex and marital status until the 1970s? Read on to learn more interesting facts about the history of auto insurance! 1. The first auto insurance policy was written in 1897 Prior to the late 19th century, there was no such thing as automotive liability insurance. Invented in 1886, the automobile was still a relatively new invention, and few people owned them. That changed in 1897 when Gilbert J. Loomis became the first person to purchase a policy from the Ohio Automobile...
Did you know? 5 Cool Facts About BMW
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Did you know? 5 Cool Facts About BMW

Believe it or not, BMW is more than 100 years old. A lot can happen in a century, and BMW has certainly made the most of their time. Whether you’re a BMW driver, a German car enthusiast, or simply enjoy tidbits of history, these BMW history facts will be perfect for your next round of car trivia. 1917 BMW IIIa aircraft engine. By Arjun Sarup - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 BMW started out making warplane engines During World War I BMW produced motors for airplanes. Following the war, barred by terms of the Treaty of Versailles, no German company could make warplanes or warplane engines. BMW transitioned into motorcycle production to stay afloat. (How did BMW really start?) BMW 3/15PS (1928-1931). By Clayton Tang - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 BMW built its first car in 1928 After...

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