March 25, 1982 – Danica Patrick is born

Danica Patrick, one of the most successful woman in open wheel racing, was born on this day in 1982. Patrick got her start in racing at age 10 after getting behind the wheel of a competition go-kart. She has since raced in numerous circuits, including Indy, starting in 2005,

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March 22, 1983 – AM General wins HUMVEE contract

In 1979, the U.S. Army drafted final specifications for a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or HMMWV for short, better known as Humvee. They released them to firm, hoping to find a company to build replacements for the military’s existing troop transports. A total of 61 companies showed initial

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March 20, 1988 – The last Pontiac Fiero

The last Pontiac Fiero left the assembly line on this day in 1988. The mid-engined sports car first hit the market in 1983. Not only was this Pontiac‘s first two seater since 1938, but it was the first, mass-produced mid-engine sports car to come from any U.S. automaker. A

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March 19, 2005 – John DeLorean dies

American automotive engineer and industry executive John Z. DeLorean passed away on this day in 2005 at the age of 80. While he is most famous for founding the DeLorean Motor Company, which produced the DMC-12, he worked for a number of other automakers prior to starting his own

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March 18, 1933 – Studebaker goes bankrupt

In 1920, under the presidency of Albert Erskine, Studebaker finally fully committed to the auto industry after building its last horse drawn wagon. Though it had been building cars for about two decades, the company had a 60 year history of wagon building. Throughout the 1920s Erskine led Studebaker

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