Articles about Automotive History

It was ahead of its time
This is the Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale Concept, presented at the 1993 Geneva International Motor Show alongside what would become the DB7. It was produced for Aston Martin by the Ghia design house, which was also part of the Ford portfolio as
Some facts you might not know
Elon Musk did not found Tesla. How about that? In fact, Tesla Motors Inc.-now simply Tesla Inc.-was founded on July 1, 2003 in Palo Alto, California, by American engineers and entrepreneurs Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. Eberhard was the company'
We love those Ms
Rather like the Queen, BMW has several birthdays (and German blood). The initials stand for 'Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH,' which in turn translates as 'Bavarian Engine Works Company.'Its roots begin in 1913, and a company called Rapp-Motorenwerke that made aircraft
The character is still there
Like many of the world's biggest car brands these days, Mini was once just a model name. Of course, you already knew that, didn't you? And you already know the story behind the original Mini's conception, but we'll
A true Korean treasure
Hyundai was founded in 1947, two years after the liberation of South Korea. But Hyundai Motor Company didn't open its doors until 1967. Hyundai does so much more than cars, you see-it makes its own steel, builds ships, constructs roads...
The brand that has the best fictional endorser ever
Aston Martin is a British luxury and sports-car manufacturer that seemingly exists only to supply gorgeous cars to Q Division of MI6...which never do seem to make it back in one piece. But, unlike dear James, Aston is a real
You have to start somewhere
BMW didn't do an EV you could actually buy until 2013's excellent BMW i3, but it'd been messing about with sticking batteries in cars for more than 40 years by then. Its first EV was a modified 1602, which
We finally have this model in the Philippines
Home schooling isn't just for the kids, you know. So welcome to today's history lesson: The Volkswagen van that isn't the Transporter.See, it's the 45th birthday of the Volkwagen Crafter. You know, that iconic 45th birthday we
It changed the automotive industry for good
It's a big, American carmaker that got going in 1903, named for the man who founded it (Henry Ford, whose family is still in control over 100 years later). Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, Ford makes some of the best mainstream cars
It rarely makes a mistake
Porsche is quite an irritating company if: a) you write reviews of cars on the Internet; or, b) you comment on reviews of cars on the Internet. See, Porsche is a company that rarely makes a misstep. Its cars are consistently fantastic
Even if you don't know cars, you know Ferrari
Possibly the greatest, most storied fast-car manufacturer of them all, not least according to Ferrari itself.It may rarely miss a chance to trumpet its own legendary status, but then Ferrari has plenty to trumpet. The Italian carmaker isn't just
It's as German as they come
Audi is one of the foremost makers of quite posh cars for the world's middle classes, alongside Mercedes-Benz and BMW. It's German, of course, and nowadays makes up part of the colossal Volkswagen empire together with Bentley, Porsche, and
The result of one man's vision
Yup, it really has been 15 years since the first production-ready Veyron was built at Bugatti's then-new factory in Molsheim, France. Then 12-year-old me had a poster of it on his bedroom wall, and could recite the
Interested in the brand’s history?
Car company origins always make for a great read...if you're a car guy or a history buff. Those who aren't, well, they may just end up dozing off as if these stories are lectures in a late-afternoon college
The reasons why Chedengs still hold a lot of cachet
Mercedes-Benz is the world's most valuable car brand, so frankly, we're a little surprised that you're asking. Merc makes a vehicular answer to roughly every automotive question ever asked, and quite a few we wouldn't have asked,
We’re not crying…you’re crying
Grab a tissue, guys, because you're going to need it.Earlier in 2019, the last-ever Volkswagen Beetle rolled out of a production plant in Mexico, putting an end to the model's legendary 70-year, 21.5 million-unit run.
A must-see for automotive historians
Upcycling is currently all the rage. And last year, Fiat Chrysler got in on the trend, turning an old-and huge-transmission workshop at its historic Mirafiori factory into the best retirement home ever.It's called the Heritage Hub, and it'
Do you remember these?
Current windshield stickers are used by both public and private entities to indicate that vehicles they are operating are legally allowed to use either public (national) or private (subdivision) roads. Since the 1960s, government institutions, private schools, corporations, and clubs have also
We miss the old days
A few weeks ago, we asked you to send us old photos of you and your rides, and you guys didn't disappoint. You see, we love seeing those old and faded photographs because they bring us back to a much simpler
There’s also a P201,000 ‘base variant’ for all you cheapskates out there
Bentley is celebrating a big birthday this year. And this is (part of) how it's doing it. With a book. A really big one, created with "specialist luxury book publisher" Opus, featuring nine chapters and more than 800 pages.The Bentley
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