Cruise Night

Cruise nights, Coffee & Cars, car shows, whatever you want to call it, this author loves it. As an admirer of most things with wheels (get out of here wheelbarrows), I enjoy few things more than cruising rows of classics, muscle cars and vintage trucks, and whatever else may

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Ed Cole with 1953 Corvette

September 17, 1909 – GM executive Ed Cole is born

On this day in 1909 General Motors executive Ed Cole was born in Marne, Michigan. The son of a dairy farmer, Cole spent his youth designing, building and selling homemade radios before becoming a field representative for a tractor manufacturing company. His first job in the auto industry was

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September 16, 1920 – The first Lincoln automobile

Lincoln Motor Company was originally founded by Henry Leland in 1917 to produce Liberty V12 aircraft engine to assist with World War I efforts. Leland, who was also a founder Cadillac in 1903, was able to fund the company after receiving a $10 million government contract to produce the

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1971 Ford Pinto

September 11, 1970 – The Ford Pinto goes on sale

The Ford Pinto was introduced to the masses on this day in 1970, exactly one year to the day Ford’s former president Bunkie Knudsen was fired. The subcompact car was developed to compete with the influx of small cars of the era, particularly imports, but also domestics such as

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