On this day in 1996 General Motors launched production of its first mass produced electric car, the EV1. Manufactured in Lansing, Michigan, the EV1 had a range of 70-90 miles before requiring a recharge. More than 1,100 EV1s were produced for lease testing between 1996 and 1999, making it
On this day in 1940 Willys-Overland delivered to the US Armed Forces its prototype for a highly capable vehicle that would soon become known as the Jeep. The design was based off the Bantam BRC, created by Karl Probst and submitted to the Army two months prior. The Army
On this day in 1908 Oldsmobile is purchased by the newly formed General Motors (GM). At the time, Oldsmobile was losing money after their latest product, a six cylinder model, failed to sell in the volume of the popular Curved Dash, which is widely considered the first mass produced
The new Mercury marque from Ford Motor Company was unveiled to the public in a showing in Grosse Pointe, MI. The car aimed to fill the void between affordable Fords and luxury Lincolns. Photo credit: by Sicnag – 1939 Mercury Model 99A Eight Sedan, CC BY 2.0
The Lamborghini Miura chassis was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show on this day in 1965. Despite not having a body, multiple orders were placed by affluent customers. It featured a mid-mounted V12 engine and many consider the vehicle to be the grandfather of all super cars.
The Cord 810 was introduced by the Cord Automobile division of the Auburn Automobile Company at the National Automobile Show in New York City on this day in 1935. The luxurious vehicle was the first mass produced American front wheel drive car with independent front suspension. The earlier Cord
Studebaker introduced the Hawk sports car line on this day in 1955 for the 1956 model year. It included the Golden Hawk, Sky Hawk, Power Hawk, and Flight Hawk, which was the lowest priced model. The Hawk series was simplified after 1957 and only one model was available. The