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The Interesting History of Electric Cars
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The Interesting History of Electric Cars

In Partnership with Surge Marketing Online Electric cars are seen by many in today's society as a status symbol, a battle cry for ecological advancements and protection, and a safety net for their wallet. While the cost of electric cars has been astronomical in the past, they are coming down. With the right resources, preparation, and creativity, you can take advantage of car loans with bad credit and put the cash you save on fuel toward your car payment. (Photo Credit) A Little History The electric car as we know it today has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Steam engines powered the first cars, and it wasn't until the late 1800s that gasoline-powered internal combustion engines became popular. Electric vehicles also appeared during this time, but they failed to g...
June 27, 1985 – Route 66 is decertified
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June 27, 1985 – Route 66 is decertified

The “Main Street of America,” U.S. Route 66, was officially decertified on this day in 1985 when the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials voted to remove all of its highway signs. The road, which gained a highway designation in 1926, stretched from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, over the course of roughly 2,200 miles.  The road follows a path originally forged in 1857 by U.S. Navy Lieutenant Edward Beale and his pack of camels. Before Route 66 became a highway the path had become a popular passageway for people heading west. Over the years, horses and wagons gave way to cars and trucks. By the 1950s, new multi-lane highways became the norm around the country due to government expansion programs. Many of these freshly paved roadways...
Cool Car Shirts for the 4th of July
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Cool Car Shirts for the 4th of July

What's more American than muscle cars and the stars and bars? We're created a line of cool car shirts that represent American made cars and our love for the classics. If you are looking for a new shirt for the 4th of July, you've got to check out this collection. Use code CARS at checkout for 15% off! Made in America Muscle cars are only Made in America. Get this automotive history tee right here. Stars, bars and muscle and cars Stripes of the flag or burnt rubber? Get it here. Classic trucks are an American tradition Keep the tradition alive. Get your classic truck tee right here. Drive History Every Day Muscle cars changed American history. Keep driving it with this shirt. Cool truck shirt! This 4x4 truck shirt says 'merica like nothing else. Get it here. ...
Highlights of the Lucky Collector Car Auction being held June 4th & 5th
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Highlights of the Lucky Collector Car Auction being held June 4th & 5th

The Lucky Collector Car Auction Spring Classic is taking place June 4th and 5th, 2022 at the LeMay Collections at Marymount in Tacoma, Washington. After acquiring the former military academy, the late and great Harold LeMay amassed one of the largest private collections of vehicles at the site during his lifetime. Today, the location still houses a vast selection of unique cars and trucks, spanning more than a century of automotive history. It's here, or online or over the phone for that matter, that one can find their next collector car during the spring Lucky collector car auction. Held there bi-annually in the spring and fall, Lucky classic car auctions have become some of the most celebrated vintage vehicle events in the nation. This spring's auction is no different and is...
Father’s Day Gifts for your Gearhead Dad
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Father’s Day Gifts for your Gearhead Dad

Does your dad love classic cars? Is he into old trucks and muscle cars? Could your dad's closet use a tune up? What about a new mug for his morning coffee in the garage? This Day in Automotive History has a host of gifts for your car crazy pops. Check out these great Father's Day gifts below! Best Trucking Dad Ever - Father's Day truck gifts Is you dad into trucks? Perhaps he is the best trucking dad ever then! If so, this is the Dad's day gifts you need. Check out the sweet Father's day shirt and sweatshirt, but don't miss the stainless tumbler or for the every stylish Pops, get the hat. Check out this line up here: https://bit.ly/3wU4E8q. Old or classic Father's Day shirt - muscle car ...
I found a Tucker 48 on Google Street View
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I found a Tucker 48 on Google Street View

Screenshot (Google) If you're unfamiliar with the Tucker story, start here. If you're aware, you probably know that just fifty complete Tuckers left the Chicago assembly plant, plus the original prototype, before operations seized on March 3, 1949. Incredibly, 49 of those 51 cars have survived to date. Of the two that didn't make it, one is accounted for, burned and buried in someone's yard. The only unaccounted Tucker, #1042, supposedly ended up in poor condition along a Tennessee river, only to have a cop tow it to his house. Soon after, the cop got into a motorcycle wreck and ended up in the hospital for quite some time. During his stay, his landlord apparently towed the car off, perhaps to the crusher, but there is no official record. So to this day, #1042 is the only missing Tucke...
This House For Sale has a 1916 Ford Model T in the Basement
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This House For Sale has a 1916 Ford Model T in the Basement

via RedFin Is anyone else addicted to real estate websites and looking at property that you'll never buy? No? Oh. Well, I am and it seems my habit has led me to an interesting discovery, although I am sure there is more to the tale. This incredibly unique home in Des Plaines. Illinois surely was someone's pride and joy for many years. It's a mid-century masterpiece still adorned by all the pastel and wood veneer finishes you could ever want. Heck, there's even a tree growing inside it, assuming that tree is real. But if the funky color schemes and grand chandeliers aren't doing it for you, perhaps the 1916 Ford Model T parked in the basement will. This is a 1916 Ford Model T parked somewhere in this house for sale. via RedFin Truth be told, the listing doesn't say if the Ford Mod...
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s 17 Cool Green Cars & Trucks
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s 17 Cool Green Cars & Trucks

What better what to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with a gallery of green cars? Well, perhaps a Guinness and some Irish beef stew. Either way, enjoy these rides and get out their and chase a rainbow. We could all use a pot o' gold it seems. Happy St. Patrick's Day from This Day in Automotive History. Classic Ford Mustang VW Beetle Carabo concept car Dodge Viper Alfa Romeo Mercedes-Benz Ford Truck Porsche Mercedes AMG GT Roadster Nissan GT-R Lamborghini Muira Austin-Healey Chevy Corvette Willys Classic Pontiac Datsun pickup There's all sorts of cool rides in there, from a Lamborghini Muira and a Nissan GT-R to a Dodge Viper and a classic VW Bug. Head back to the This Day in Automotive History Facebook page and tell us which green...
Cars & Bars Episode 1: 1955 Ford Thunderbird
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Cars & Bars Episode 1: 1955 Ford Thunderbird

Welcome to the first episode of Cars & Bars from This Day in Automotive History, a hopefully ongoing series where you come for the cars and stay for the musical bars! First up, cruise with Marley and I in a 1955 Ford Thunderbird. We talk history, go bird watching, Marley sings a tune and we check out the rad little town of Edison, Washington. https://youtu.be/fA5FLvHRalU Love it? Donate here or send Venmo to @automotivehistory! Thanks for being a fan of This Day in Automotive History where we talk about the history of cars every single day! Like the sweater I wear in the video? Click the picture below and get one for yourself! Drive History Every Day! Get it here!
February 1, 1901 – Langston Hughes, American poet & road trip pioneer, is born
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February 1, 1901 – Langston Hughes, American poet & road trip pioneer, is born

Poet Langston Hughes in Harlem. (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Poetry Foundation) Born in Missouri on this day in 1901, Langston Hughes would grow up to be a prominent poet, novelist, activist and an important social figure of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. What he wasn’t known for, was his driving skills, which were apparently non-existent. Despite this, writer and cultural archivist Zora Neale Hurston had no qualms inviting Hughes to join her on an epic road trip of great importance in 1927. Hughes had just jumped off the train in Mobile, Alabama after a stint in New Orleans when he had a chance encounter with Hurston. Though he had recently finished a speaking engagement, his pockets were more or less empty but his spirit remained fu...

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