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  • Do F1 Cars Have a Clutch Pedal?

    Do F1 Cars Have a Clutch Pedal?

    Many consider F1 to be the pinnacle of motorsports. The sport has evolved, making use of engineering innovations light-years ahead of NASCAR and the mainstream automotive industry. One of those innovations was the elimination of […]

  • The Chrysler Thunderbolt

    The Chrysler Thunderbolt

    Rushed into production for the 1940 New York Auto Show, the Chrysler Thunderbolt was proclaimed ”The Car of the Future” by the automaker. The Thunderbolt was built with the intention to educate the general public […]

  • The Edsel Ford Model 40 Special Speedster

    The Edsel Ford Model 40 Special Speedster

    Edsel Bryant Ford was the only son of Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company. In 1934 he became the company’s president. His design tastes were in direct conflict with his father’s. Henry […]

  • The Stout Scarab

    The Stout Scarab

    William Bushnell Stout began his career in the early years of the automotive industry. By 1914 he was the chief engineer of the Scripps-Booth Automotive Company. Later that year he moved to Packard Motors, heading […]

  • The Norman Timbs Special (1947/1948)

    The Norman Timbs Special (1947/1948)

    Norman Timbs sought to create a unique car for his personal use. In 1947, that desire and vision  coalesced as the Special. Far from a backyard tinkerer, Timbs was a mechanical engineer by trade and […]

  • What Kind of Car Did Columbo Drive? (Hint:  Peugeot)

    What Kind of Car Did Columbo Drive? (Hint: Peugeot)

    One of America’s most lovable goofball detectives was Columbo. Despite having the sharpest mind on television between 1971 and 1978, the irascible detective invariably looked rumpled and must have driven the most disreputable looking car […]