January 5, 1933 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins

Having been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable landmarks in San Francisco, California, and throughout the United States. Construction on the now iconic bridge began on this day in

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January 4, 1967 – A fatal speed record attempt

On the morning of January 4, 1967, Donald Malcolm Campbell was racing across the top of Coniston Water in the Lake District, England, in an attempt to break the water-speed record in his craft, Bluebird K7. After a successful, if yet bumpy, first run, Campbell decided to skip refueling

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January 3, 1926 – Pontiac debuts

On this day in 1926 General Motors introduced Pontiac, a companion brand to their modestly priced Oakland line. Soon after Pontiac production and sales were initiated, the brand was far outselling its partner. The growing sales figures led Pontiac to become the only automotive companion marque to ever survive

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December 27, 1941 – USA begins WWII tire rationing

The United States Federal Office of Price Administration (OPA) began its first rationing program to support WWII efforts on this day in 1941, limiting the number of tires any automobile driver could own to five, including the ones already on their vehicle. The OPA was originally designed as a

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December 25, 1985 – A record setting Christmas drive

It was no ordinary Christmas drive for David Turner and Tim Pickhard when they set off on a journey of approximately 847 miles from Lands End in England to John O’Groats in Scotland on this day in 1985. When they finished the trip four days later they would hold

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December 23, 1923 – A Rolls-Royce for the president

Having a birthday during the holiday season can be difficult for people who think their special day will be forgotten. Well, nobody forgot former US President Woodrow Wilson on this day in 1923 when he was presented with a Springfield Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Oxford Touring Car for his

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December 22, 1978 – The last true Chevy Nova

The Chevy II was introduced for 1962 as a subcompact to compete with the Ford Falcon, with the top trim level being the Chevy II Nova. The vehicle’s designers used the Falcon as a blueprint for nearly every aspect of the car, even offering it in wagon, 2-door, 4-door

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