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THE 1966 STUDEBAKER SCEPTRE CONCEPT CAR

Originally planned as brand new 1966 model for the cash-strapped Studebaker Corporation, Brooks Stevens was one of three design studios working on new prototype models for the company. The car had many new features including a brand new technology light bar system that was just developed by Sylvania, as well as equally impressive matching appearance […]

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JET POWERED SHOPPING CART FAILS TO SET WORLD SPEED RECORD, BUT SHED DOES…

Over in Elvington, England, a jet powered shopping cart failed to set a world speed record, only posting a rather dismal 55.8575 mph. But, a motorized shed did break a world speed record at 70mph, making it the fastest shed on Earth. These were only just a few of interesting nonconventional motorized vehicles that attempted to […]

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2016 PORSCHE 911 SPY PHOTOS

For some reason, Porsche has been testing at least two models of their brand new 2016 model Porsche 911 models with at least two cars, one in Prague and another in Nurburgring. A 2.7 liter engine and a larger 3.4 liter turbo six that may output 560 or more horsepower is expected. Since a couple […]

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WORKER KILLED BY A ROBOT

A German third party vender  worker at VW has been killed by a factory robot. The worker was installing a new assembly line robot when the machine grabbed the worker and then then pinned him against a wall, crushing his chest. While it is not really know just how many humans have been killed by […]

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THE FIRST POSTWAR TOYOTA: TOYOPET SA 1947-1952

It was 1947 posrwar Japan, and despite the bombed-out and rebuilding Japanese economy under American occupation in Japan, and American and Soviet occupation in Japan’s occupied colony  ally in a divided Korea, Japan asked it’s American occupation forces to allow the nation to build a small number of new automobiles for use by government officials […]

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WALMART, GM, OTHER CORPORATIONS HELPED TO PROMOTE CUBA TRADE

The recent thaw is U.S. – Cuba trade relations came partially due to  lobby efforts by American corporations such as General Motors, Walmart, Tyson Foods, Archer Daniels Midland, Chiquita Brands International and other mostly American corporations that are members of the U.S.-Cuba Trade And Economic Council, Inc. While the organization was officially an “educational” organization […]

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THE 1931-1934 GOLIATH PIONEER: GERMANY’S DEPRESSION ERA TRANSPORTATION

As The Great Depression had worldwide coattails, the declined state of the 1930’s German economy led to a small market niche for cheap low cost automobiles such as the Goliath Pioneer. Designed by Carl Borgward, who also was responsible for his line of Borgward automobiles as well, The Goliath Pioneer fit into a class of […]

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ACTRESS LAUREL COPPOCK SHINES AS TOYOYA’S “JAN”

Comic actress Laurel Coppock has actually landed many roles since her 2006 acting debut in a NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS special as well as roles in THE OFFICE, HART OF DIXIE, TWO BROKE GIRLS, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, often taking on a goofy character cameo role as a durable go-to actress who plays a strong […]

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HOW CITROEN AUTOMOBILES GOT THEIR FUNNY NAME…

The word Lemon is one you hardly want to equate with a quality automobile. However, Citroen automobiles have a name history that has some reference to lemons… the fruit…Born in 1878, Andre Limoenman was Jewish entrepreneur who’s real name was translated into “Lemon man” in Dutch. Often, European names, including Jewish names included something of […]

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THE COOL ZIMMER QUICKSILVER

Zimmer Automobiles was a tiny American brand of luxury automobiles that were produced mostly up until 1988 before the company was sold to an unrelated person also named Zimmer. While the company started with the classic 1930’s styled model it built a more modern car that was a heavily customized Pontiac Fiero two-seater mid-engine sports […]

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SKODA REMAINS ONE OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST AND FINEST CAR BRANDS

Back in 1895 two enterprising Czech engineers put together a bicycle business that soon grew into one of the five oldest car brands still producing cars in the world. Surprising, Tatra, another Czech brand is one of the other oldest car brands in the world still in production. Both Skoda and Tatra have become known […]

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SECRETS OF BUSINESS: HOW AUTO DEALERS TURN $500 INTO $30,000 A WEEK!

Here’s a secret of the auto business that works for either new or used cars, and is a business model secret where a dealer can easily turn about $500 into $20,000 or $30,000 each week like clockwork. In this case, for example sake, a used car model is used. – There is something in the […]

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AMT’S SHORT VENTURE INTO FULL SIZED PLASTIC CARS

AMT is well known to plastic car model kit makers for many years, but few people remember AMT’s short venture into building full size automobiles. In the 1960’s, Marbon Chemical, which was a division of Borg Warner, began a project to build full-sized automobiles out of plastic which soon attracted the attention of  AMT. The […]

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INDIA RETIRES THE VENERABLE HINDUSTAN AMBASSADOR

One of the last new car models based off a 1950’s car design is no more. Hindustan Motors in India stopped production of a car that went virtually unchanged in basic design from 1957(as a 1958 model) until May 2014. The car was based off the British 1955 Morris Oxford. But, congested and crowded cities […]

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POLAND’S LEOPARD SUPERCARS

Poland is the surprising producer of one of the world’s great supercars. Only 25 of the handbuilt sports cars are built each year, with a six liter aluminum V8, that pumps out 405 horsepower and propels the awesome roadster to a blistering 155mph. With such small production figures, the engineers that build these cars can […]

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