The Truth About Cars » History http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » History http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Ford Motor Co. Invests $4.5B in EVs, a Century After Henry Ford Gave Up On Electric Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ford-motor-co-invests-4-5b-evs-century-henry-ford-gave-electric-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ford-motor-co-invests-4-5b-evs-century-henry-ford-gave-electric-cars/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 16:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1239737 Ford Motor Company recently announced that it will be investing more than $4.5 billion over the next five years into its electric vehicle program and that it will have 13 electric vehicles on sale by 2020. The announcement follows the Ford company’s original investment in EV technology and the first Ford electric cars by 102 years. Hopefully, […]

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Ford Motor Company recently announced that it will be investing more than $4.5 billion over the next five years into its electric vehicle program and that it will have 13 electric vehicles on sale by 2020. The announcement follows the Ford company’s original investment in EV technology and the first Ford electric cars by 102 years. Hopefully, […]

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Why Automotive Circles Still Use The Word ‘Jap’ – And That Might Be OK http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/automotive-circles-still-use-word-jap-might-ok/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/automotive-circles-still-use-word-jap-might-ok/#comments Thu, 17 Dec 2015 19:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1245553 The email had all the stopping power of a fart at an office Christmas party. “TEAM JAPSPEED DRIFT TEAM TO RETURN TO AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL” “Were they returning from 1943?” I wondered. How could any team be named “Jap” anything in 2015? As it turns out, there are a lot of automotive-related companies and events with […]

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The email had all the stopping power of a fart at an office Christmas party. “TEAM JAPSPEED DRIFT TEAM TO RETURN TO AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL” “Were they returning from 1943?” I wondered. How could any team be named “Jap” anything in 2015? As it turns out, there are a lot of automotive-related companies and events with […]

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A Selective History Of Minitrucks, Part Two: The Empire Strikes Back, Then Gives Up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/selective-history-minitrucks-part-two-empire-strikes-back-gives/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/selective-history-minitrucks-part-two-empire-strikes-back-gives/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1230073 In Part One of this minitruckin’ history, we covered how the Big 3 provided their dealers with “captive import” minitrucks from Mazda, Isuzu, and Mitsubishi during the Seventies. By 1975 or thereabouts, both GM and Ford were convinced that the small-pickup market was not a fad and began digging their own products out of the […]

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In Part One of this minitruckin’ history, we covered how the Big 3 provided their dealers with “captive import” minitrucks from Mazda, Isuzu, and Mitsubishi during the Seventies. By 1975 or thereabouts, both GM and Ford were convinced that the small-pickup market was not a fad and began digging their own products out of the […]

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A Selective History of Captive Minitrucks, Part One: When America Couldn’t Compete http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/selective-history-captive-minitrucks-part-one-america-couldnt-compete/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/selective-history-captive-minitrucks-part-one-america-couldnt-compete/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1227377 I was having a conversation with a female friend a few weeks ago and she admitted to having “fooled around” in no fewer than four different brands of minitrucks during the Nineties and Oughties. I suppose in her case that would be the Noughties — but that’s besides the point. I should also mention that […]

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I was having a conversation with a female friend a few weeks ago and she admitted to having “fooled around” in no fewer than four different brands of minitrucks during the Nineties and Oughties. I suppose in her case that would be the Noughties — but that’s besides the point. I should also mention that […]

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Competition and the US Auto Industry: The View from 1992 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/saturns-future-past-what-could-have-been-that-wasnt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/saturns-future-past-what-could-have-been-that-wasnt/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1205313 In a 1992 op-ed that appeared in the Indianapolis Star and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, I expounded on the predictions of the MIT-based authors of “The Machine That Changed the World”, and lean production. I cited that book, and Consumer Reports’ glowing review of the Saturn as evidence that real competition could make the U.S. […]

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In a 1992 op-ed that appeared in the Indianapolis Star and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, I expounded on the predictions of the MIT-based authors of “The Machine That Changed the World”, and lean production. I cited that book, and Consumer Reports’ glowing review of the Saturn as evidence that real competition could make the U.S. […]

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Volkswagen Says EVs ‘Key Part’ of Its Future (If History Doesn’t Repeat Itself) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-says-evs-key-part-future-car-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-says-evs-key-part-future-car-sales/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:20:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1188874 A Volkswagen of America spokesman said Tuesday that electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars would be a “key part” of the automaker’s research and development strategy after CEO Matthias Müller told 20,000 workers in Wolfsburg that it would postpone or cancel other projects that weren’t critical to sales. “Electrification, whether full EV, PHEV, or HEV, is […]

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A Volkswagen of America spokesman said Tuesday that electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars would be a “key part” of the automaker’s research and development strategy after CEO Matthias Müller told 20,000 workers in Wolfsburg that it would postpone or cancel other projects that weren’t critical to sales. “Electrification, whether full EV, PHEV, or HEV, is […]

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“I’m Here to See Mr. Ford” – A Detroit Story http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/im-see-mr-ford-detroit-story/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/im-see-mr-ford-detroit-story/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1113881 One of my editors once described researching a topic as “falling down a rabbit hole.” Four hours later, you end up far afield from the 1963 Whizbang X500 you started with. You never know what you’ll discover that could be new to you or your readers. While tracking down details on the 1:10 scale 1939 Lincoln […]

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One of my editors once described researching a topic as “falling down a rabbit hole.” Four hours later, you end up far afield from the 1963 Whizbang X500 you started with. You never know what you’ll discover that could be new to you or your readers. While tracking down details on the 1:10 scale 1939 Lincoln […]

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The End of Italy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/end-italy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/end-italy/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1058586 As FCA holds their first annual general shareholders meeting in Amsterdam (after 114 such meetings in Turin), Pirelli has been sold to the Chinese. Pininfarina negotiates its sale to Mahindra. The Italian automotive industry as a whole is in a sad state. The reasons for this are many, but the process of “de-Italianization” of the country’s […]

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As FCA holds their first annual general shareholders meeting in Amsterdam (after 114 such meetings in Turin), Pirelli has been sold to the Chinese. Pininfarina negotiates its sale to Mahindra. The Italian automotive industry as a whole is in a sad state. The reasons for this are many, but the process of “de-Italianization” of the country’s […]

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How Detroit Invented Traffic Cops, Traffic Lights, No Parking Zones & Towing Your Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/detroit-invented-traffic-cops-traffic-lights-no-parking-zones-towing-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/detroit-invented-traffic-cops-traffic-lights-no-parking-zones-towing-car/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:30:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1054681 Due to advancements such as air bags, driving is much safer than it was when I first got my driver’s license in the early 1970s. Even then, because of seat belts and crush zones, cars were much safer than they had been in the early automotive age. The first decades of the automobile resulted in chaotic […]

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Due to advancements such as air bags, driving is much safer than it was when I first got my driver’s license in the early 1970s. Even then, because of seat belts and crush zones, cars were much safer than they had been in the early automotive age. The first decades of the automobile resulted in chaotic […]

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Heritage Cuts Both Ways http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/heritage-cuts-ways/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/heritage-cuts-ways/#comments Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1015466 An old friend ran the Aragon Ballroom back in the days when it was Chicago’s version of Bill Graham’s Fillmores. He told me that contemporary rock bands that didn’t know any better would insist on being higher on the bill than Sha-Na-Na. After all, Sha-Na-Na was an oldies act, with gold lame suits and greaser […]

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An old friend ran the Aragon Ballroom back in the days when it was Chicago’s version of Bill Graham’s Fillmores. He told me that contemporary rock bands that didn’t know any better would insist on being higher on the bill than Sha-Na-Na. After all, Sha-Na-Na was an oldies act, with gold lame suits and greaser […]

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Honda Heritage Center Captures Triumphs, Challenges http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/honda-heritage-center-captures-triumphs-challenges/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/honda-heritage-center-captures-triumphs-challenges/#comments Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=974505 Honda’s brand-new, $35 million dollar Heritage Center opened across the street from its Marysville auto factory on January 5th. A recent return to Ohio let me reunite with my mentor, a man recently known for his acquisition of an Accord Coupe, to test Honda’s curatorial abilities. How many company rarities and wall placards filled with […]

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Honda’s brand-new, $35 million dollar Heritage Center opened across the street from its Marysville auto factory on January 5th. A recent return to Ohio let me reunite with my mentor, a man recently known for his acquisition of an Accord Coupe, to test Honda’s curatorial abilities. How many company rarities and wall placards filled with […]

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Piston Slap: Why So Uncool Minivan? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-uncool-minivan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-uncool-minivan/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:07:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=908561   Josh writes: What is the deal with minivans? I was thinking the other day that as an outdoor person, minivan’s are perfect. They have lots of room for people and gear, AWD (in some cases), lots of roof space, and better MPG’s than an SUV. But apparently I can’t own one because they’re not […]

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  Josh writes: What is the deal with minivans? I was thinking the other day that as an outdoor person, minivan’s are perfect. They have lots of room for people and gear, AWD (in some cases), lots of roof space, and better MPG’s than an SUV. But apparently I can’t own one because they’re not […]

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One Man, One Brand, Five Decades: The Bob McDorman Automotive Museum http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/one-man-one-brand-five-decades-the-bob-mcdorman-automotive-museum/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/one-man-one-brand-five-decades-the-bob-mcdorman-automotive-museum/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=869698 Our current age is one of multistate megadealers, Carmax, Ebay, and an ever-growing number of other depersonalized ways to buy a car. In these giddy times of direct sales experiments and apps for online vehicle purchases, it’s easy to forget that local franchise car dealers were pillars of American community life for decades. At the […]

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Our current age is one of multistate megadealers, Carmax, Ebay, and an ever-growing number of other depersonalized ways to buy a car. In these giddy times of direct sales experiments and apps for online vehicle purchases, it’s easy to forget that local franchise car dealers were pillars of American community life for decades. At the […]

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BMW’s Southern Strategy Pays Off For All Involved http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/bmws-southern-strategy-pays-off-for-all-involved/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/bmws-southern-strategy-pays-off-for-all-involved/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=865729 Twenty years ago, BMW began building vehicles at its first North American factory in Spartanburg, S.C., a move that has paid off well for the German automaker, both against its rivals Mercedes and Audi, and as an example for the industry as a whole. Bloomberg reports the factory is the largest exporter of U.S.-made vehicles […]

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Twenty years ago, BMW began building vehicles at its first North American factory in Spartanburg, S.C., a move that has paid off well for the German automaker, both against its rivals Mercedes and Audi, and as an example for the industry as a whole. Bloomberg reports the factory is the largest exporter of U.S.-made vehicles […]

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Audi “Shocked” by Study on Slave Labor During Nazi Era that Finds Auto Union ‘Morally Responsible’ for 4,500 Deaths http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/audi-shocked-by-study-on-slave-labor-during-nazi-era-that-finds-auto-union-morally-responsible-for-4500-deaths/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/audi-shocked-by-study-on-slave-labor-during-nazi-era-that-finds-auto-union-morally-responsible-for-4500-deaths/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 21:06:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=833114 A historical study commissioned by Audi to examine its corporate predecessors’ ties to the Nazi regime has revealed that Auto Union had exploited at least 20,000 slave laborers and held “moral responsibility” for the deaths of about 4,500 inmates of the Flossenbürg concentration camp who worked at a sub-camp operated for Audi in Leitmeritz, Bavaria. They […]

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A historical study commissioned by Audi to examine its corporate predecessors’ ties to the Nazi regime has revealed that Auto Union had exploited at least 20,000 slave laborers and held “moral responsibility” for the deaths of about 4,500 inmates of the Flossenbürg concentration camp who worked at a sub-camp operated for Audi in Leitmeritz, Bavaria. They […]

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British Pathe Helps Waste Our Time By Putting 85,000 Archived Newsreels Online http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/british-pathe-helps-waste-our-time-by-putting-85000-archived-newsreels-online/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/british-pathe-helps-waste-our-time-by-putting-85000-archived-newsreels-online/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:36:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=806554 One of the great things about the Internet is easy access to materials that earlier would have been stored away, inaccessible in some dusty archive or in the back stacks of a library. It’s always a joy when I find that another collection of original documents, historic photos, or films whose content has been digitized […]

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One of the great things about the Internet is easy access to materials that earlier would have been stored away, inaccessible in some dusty archive or in the back stacks of a library. It’s always a joy when I find that another collection of original documents, historic photos, or films whose content has been digitized […]

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Disaster at National Corvette Museum: Can History Be Saved? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/disaster-at-national-corvette-museum-can-history-be-saved/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/disaster-at-national-corvette-museum-can-history-be-saved/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:12:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=740705 The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky suffered major sinkhole damage yesterday. Now the fate of several important Corvettes, and perhaps the museum itself, hangs in the balance. No one was hurt in the cave-in, which occurred overnight in the “Skydome” section of the museum. Eight Corvettes were sucked into the hole, including two […]

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The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky suffered major sinkhole damage yesterday. Now the fate of several important Corvettes, and perhaps the museum itself, hangs in the balance. No one was hurt in the cave-in, which occurred overnight in the “Skydome” section of the museum. Eight Corvettes were sucked into the hole, including two […]

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Maroon Velour, Coupes Galore, And An Important Four-Door for 1984 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/maroon-velour-coupes-galore-and-an-important-four-door-for-1984/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/maroon-velour-coupes-galore-and-an-important-four-door-for-1984/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=688930 Haven’t you heard the exciting news? There’s a new Corvette out this year! Cadillac is building convertibles again! The VW Vanagon has a water-cooled engine! Oldsmobile is offering some kind of voice warning doohickey and the FIRENZA HAS NEW TRIM OPTIONS!1!!11! All with interest rates hovering just under 13%! It’s 1984, and I just can’t […]

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Haven’t you heard the exciting news? There’s a new Corvette out this year! Cadillac is building convertibles again! The VW Vanagon has a water-cooled engine! Oldsmobile is offering some kind of voice warning doohickey and the FIRENZA HAS NEW TRIM OPTIONS!1!!11! All with interest rates hovering just under 13%! It’s 1984, and I just can’t […]

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Piston Slap: Bennie Bucks on the Winter Beater? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-bennie-bucks-on-the-winter-beater/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-bennie-bucks-on-the-winter-beater/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:16:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=662242 TTAC Commentator 28-Cars-Later writes: Sajeev, I’ve got a small conundrum for Piston Slap.  Winter is fast approaching and for those of us in the mid-Atlantic states this is a serious affair. My winter beater has been my trusty (but not rusty) ’98 Saturn SL/auto/164K, which in the spring started showing its age and developed transmission […]

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TTAC Commentator 28-Cars-Later writes: Sajeev, I’ve got a small conundrum for Piston Slap.  Winter is fast approaching and for those of us in the mid-Atlantic states this is a serious affair. My winter beater has been my trusty (but not rusty) ’98 Saturn SL/auto/164K, which in the spring started showing its age and developed transmission […]

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The 1973 Oil Crisis: 40 Years Later http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-1973-oil-crisis-40-years-later/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-1973-oil-crisis-40-years-later/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=630010 Forty years ago this month, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (consisting of OPEC’s Arab members plus Egypt, Syria and Tunisia) began an oil embargo that would last through March of 1974. The cause of the embargo: Intervention. During the Yom Kippur War between Egypt and Syria versus Israel, other Arab nations had lent […]

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Forty years ago this month, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (consisting of OPEC’s Arab members plus Egypt, Syria and Tunisia) began an oil embargo that would last through March of 1974. The cause of the embargo: Intervention. During the Yom Kippur War between Egypt and Syria versus Israel, other Arab nations had lent […]

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Piston Slap: Modern Sleeper, Future Classic? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/piston-slap-modern-sleeper-future-classic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/piston-slap-modern-sleeper-future-classic/#comments Tue, 25 Dec 2012 11:46:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=471473 TTAC Commentator Halftruth writes: Hey Sajeev, While watching the Mecum auto auctions recently, a beautiful Plymouth GTX came thru on the auction block. It got me thinking about the rash of brand-icide we’ve seen these past ten or so years. As they pass, others come in. So my question is, are the newbies up to the […]

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TTAC Commentator Halftruth writes: Hey Sajeev, While watching the Mecum auto auctions recently, a beautiful Plymouth GTX came thru on the auction block. It got me thinking about the rash of brand-icide we’ve seen these past ten or so years. As they pass, others come in. So my question is, are the newbies up to the […]

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Hammer Time: Futuramic Oldsmobile! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/hammer-time-futuramic-oldsmobile/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/hammer-time-futuramic-oldsmobile/#comments Sat, 15 Dec 2012 19:56:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468676 I have very little love for nostalgia because, to be frank, the auto auctions I visit every week are overflowing with it. As the Rivethead, Ben Hamper, was fond of saying, “The grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence until you start cutting that shit down.” For me that fecal threshing consists […]

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I have very little love for nostalgia because, to be frank, the auto auctions I visit every week are overflowing with it. As the Rivethead, Ben Hamper, was fond of saying, “The grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence until you start cutting that shit down.” For me that fecal threshing consists […]

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Tycho’s Illustrated History Of Chinese Cars: The Benz-like Vehicles Of Bamin Auto http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/tychos-illustrated-history-of-chinese-cars-the-benz-like-vehicles-of-bamin-auto/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/tychos-illustrated-history-of-chinese-cars-the-benz-like-vehicles-of-bamin-auto/#comments Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:57:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463562 The Chinese Army was a great admirer of Benzes, so much that they built their own. Bamin State Automobile Works, or Bamin Automobile for short, was based in Minhou in Fujian Province. The company was owned by the Chinese army, it was also called the ‘PLA 7427 Works’. Bamin Automobile started business in the late […]

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The Chinese Army was a great admirer of Benzes, so much that they built their own. Bamin State Automobile Works, or Bamin Automobile for short, was based in Minhou in Fujian Province. The company was owned by the Chinese army, it was also called the ‘PLA 7427 Works’. Bamin Automobile started business in the late […]

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Question: What Was the First Car You Remember Riding In? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/question-what-was-the-first-car-you-remember-riding-in/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/question-what-was-the-first-car-you-remember-riding-in/#comments Fri, 18 May 2012 16:32:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445072 Mother’s Day last weekend got me to thinking about the first car ride I ever took: a cruise home from the hospital in my parents’ 1956 Olds 88. Thing is, that car got destroyed by a combination of Minnesota rust and Minnesota deer a few months later and I don’t remember it. My first identifiable […]

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Mother’s Day last weekend got me to thinking about the first car ride I ever took: a cruise home from the hospital in my parents’ 1956 Olds 88. Thing is, that car got destroyed by a combination of Minnesota rust and Minnesota deer a few months later and I don’t remember it. My first identifiable […]

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Neil Armstrong’s 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 For Sale http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/neil-armstrongs-1967-chevrolet-corvette-427-for-sale/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/neil-armstrongs-1967-chevrolet-corvette-427-for-sale/#comments Wed, 02 May 2012 17:44:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442487 As a teenager, I idolized Tom Wolfe after reading Bonfire of the Vanities. By the end of high school, I had read every single book read by him, and his too-brief description of the muscle cars of American astronauts in The Right Stuff instantly came back to me (along with the smells of my high […]

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As a teenager, I idolized Tom Wolfe after reading Bonfire of the Vanities. By the end of high school, I had read every single book read by him, and his too-brief description of the muscle cars of American astronauts in The Right Stuff instantly came back to me (along with the smells of my high […]

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