The Ford Bronco II, the younger, and smaller, sibling of the full size Bronco, went on sale on this day in 1983. Debuting 18 years after the original Bronco hit showrooms, the baby Bronco was developed in tandem with the new Ford Ranger and would remain in production through
Ransom E. Olds founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Co. in 1897 and began building prototypes. By 1901 as many as six horseless carriages of different design were built and were being stored inside the Olds factory in Lansing, Michigan. A few of the cars were set to go into
Janet Guthrie, born on this day in 1938 in Iowa City, Iowa, raced her way into the history books when she became the first woman to compete in a top tier NASCAR Winston Cup race, finishing in 15th place at the 1976 World 600. After graduating from the University
In 1869 David Buick dropped out of school at age 15 to earn money for his family by taking a job at a plumbing supply company. When that business ran into trouble in 1882 Buick and a partner bought it out and revitalized it, once again making it profitable.
Iconic American hot rod builder Ed “Big Daddy” Roth was born on this day in 1932 in Beverly Hills, California. Growing up, Roth attended Bell High School where he took auto shop and art classes, where he began to grow a career that would be filled with grotesque characterizations
Wilhelm Maybach founded Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH, which translates to Aircraft Engine Building Company, in Germany in 1909, to produce engines for Zeppelins and aircraft in WWI. Following the war, after the name was changed to Maybach-Motorenbau, the company built its first experimental car, the W1, which was introduced in 1919.
The day the Ford Mustang went on sale, April 17, 1964, more than 22,000 of the pony cars ended up in happy Ford customers’ driveways and garages. Tens of thousands of the cars were produced prior to that sale date and a number of them were shipped to dealers
Cameron Argetsinger, born on this day in 1921, is the man who put Watkins Glen, New York on the racing map. Cameron developed a need for speed at a young age, leading him to buy an an MG TC in 1947 so that he could become a member of