November 22, 1893 – GM designer Harley Earl is born

Automotive designer and executive Harley J. Earl was born on this day in Hollywood, California in 1893. After ended his studies Stanford prematurely to join his father’s coach building business, which was producing custom car bodies for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars at the time, including Tom Mix. After

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November 21, 1970 – Ford gets a new Boss

Ford introduced the Boss 351 Mustang on this day in 1970 for the 1971 model year at the Detroit Auto Show. The vehicles featured a 8-cylinder, 16-valve V8 pushing 330 HP. The engine had an aluminum intake manifold, solid lifters, dual-point distributor, a six-quart oil pan, and cast-aluminum valve

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November 20, 2011 – Famed Ferrari designer dies

Sergio Scaglietti opened Carrozzeria Scaglietti, an auto repair and body shop, in 1951 in the small town of Maranello, Italy. It just so happened to sit across the street from another young business, Ferrari. Scaglietti and Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the sports car company, had an existing relationship

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November 16, 1901 – A new electric speed record

Coney Island, New York is well known for its classic and contemporary amusement park rides, but on this day in 1901, it was home to a different kind of wild ride. A mishmash of automobiles, including eight gas powered, six steam powered and one electric vehicle known as the

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November 15, 1965 – Hitting 600 MPH

Craig Breedlove, driving the jet-powered Spirit of America, established a new land speed record on this day in 1965 when he reached a speed of 600.601 mph (966.574 km/h) racing across the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Breedlove was the first person to break the 400 mph (644 km/h),

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