October 22, 1936 – The first VW test drive

It was on this day in 1936 that the Volkswagen Type 1 prototype was taken out for its first test drive. The car, proposed, designed and engineered by Ferdinand Porsche and his team under contract of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, was labeled Volkswagen, which translates in German to “People’s

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1949 Chevrolet Truck 3100

Dusty & Rusty – 1949 Chevrolet 3100

As the world healed from World War II, American automotive factories refocused production from military to civilian for the first time since early 1942. While many automakers wouldn’t offer a brand new design for the sedans and coupes until 1949, four years after the war ended, Chevrolet was an

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1968 Mustang GT

Dusty & Rusty – 1968 Ford Mustang J Code

If you caught the earlier post about today being the anniversary of the release of Bullitt, then you’ll have extra appreciation for this 1968 Ford Mustang fastback that could be the base of your Bullitt tribute car. Midway through 1968 Ford replaced the 289 with a 302, which resulted

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