It was this day in 1994 that a white, 1993 Ford Bronco went stampeding, rather slowly, down Interstate 405 in Los Angeles with Al Cowlings at the reigns and OJ Simpson riding along. More than 90 million people watched live on television as police gave chase. Simpson, wanted in
At approximately 9:30 am on this day in 1903, in Detroit, Michigan, Henry Ford and 12 investors met to sign the paperwork necessary to form a new corporation to be called Ford Motor Company. The documents were notarized and sent to the office of the Michigan Secretary of State.
The name Charles Kettering may not ring any bells unless you went to Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, but this US inventor is the man you can thank for your car being so easy to start. It was on this day in 1911 he filed for US Patent #1150523,
On this day in 1959 the Disneyland Monorail System opened at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, during the rededication of Tomorrowland. The original trains, the Mark I Red and Blue, were each three cars long. In 1961 the Disneyland Hotel station was lengthened in order to connect with the
German automobile designer Friedrich Geiger, responsible for some of Mercedes’ most memorable cars, passed away on this day in 1996 at the age of 88. Geiger joined Daimler-Benz’s special vehicles manufacturing department in 1933. Within the decade he would head development of the Mercedes 500K and 540K. He would
When Ford president Lee Iacocca told Design Vice President Gene Bordinat to “put a Rolls Royce grille on a Thunderbird” for Lincoln’s next top luxury model, the Continental Mark III was born. It would be three years before the Cadillac Eldorado competitor would hit the market, but it did
The American cult classic film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off premiered on this day in 1986, featuring a 1961 Ferrari in a starring role. Written and directed by John Hughes, the comedy follows high school senior Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) as he pretends to be sick to get out of
On this day in 1947 Swedish airplane manufacturer Saab AB introduced their first prototype automobile to the press at the company’s headquarters. It was dubbed the Ursaab, which translates to “Original Saab.” This vehicle led to the first production Saab in 1949, the Saab 92. Saab AB had been