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Repo Trucks

Just about everyone knows that when you finance a truck or car on credit that you generally pay off that debt via monthly payments. You probably also know that the bank or financial institution that loaned the money has done so under certain conditions – like the monthly payments need to be paid on time.  […]

Chrysler and the 1979 Bailout

Back in the late 1960s, Chrysler began a number of bold initiatives in an attempt to catch their chief competitors: General Motors and Ford. Unfortunately, a number of financial and economic factors came into play that disrupted plans. By the time the 1970s came to a close, Chrysler was on the verge of bankruptcy. To […]

The History of FIAT

This diminutive little Italian car seems to be zipping around just about every country in the world.  FIATs are great cars and have a long distinguished history that actually goes back to the late 1800s. Let’s take a look at this unusual company and see how far they have come since their humble beginnings. FIAT […]

The Different Types of Car Transmissions

Originally, all cars had manual transmissions and you had to learn how to operate a clutch and gearshift in order to drive. Today, there are many more options for you to choose from. In this article, we will discuss the basic types of transmissions so you have a good idea of what to look for […]

The History of the Chrysler C-300

In 1955, Chrysler built a car that was considered one of the first muscle cars. It was called the C-300 because its 331 cu. in. hemi engine developed a true 300HP.  It was the first American car to do so. The C-300s were limited edition cars performance cars.  They were offered only a select number […]

Four Car Designs that Illustrated the Times

The styling of American automobiles typically reflect the eras they were designed in. For example, the rounded fenders and bodies of the 1940s cars were a sharp contrast to the angular features of the 1930s cars.  The heavily chromed grills and elevated tail fins of the 1950s cars reflected the fascination that America was developing […]

The history of AC

Virtually every car today has air conditioning (AC) in it. However, there was a time when air conditioning was brand new and a very expensive accessory.  Let’s go back in time and take a look. In the early 1930s, the first automotive AC systems were being installed in cars by a New York City firm. […]

The Tucker Automobile Company

Not many cars were ever built that captured the public’s imagination quite like the Tucker 48.  Though just fifty-one Tuckers were built, they have become some of the most valuable cars in the world.  That being said, the story of what happened behind the scenes at Tucker makes for almost as interesting a story as […]

The Real Reason the Dodge Charger Daytona’s Wing was so Tall.

One of the wildest vehicles to ever come out of Detroit was the Dodge Charger Daytona.  With a wedge-shaped nose and a tall, rear-mounted wing, the Dodge Charger Daytona was a very curious looking car. Today, it is still the subject of frequent conversation among car buffs and a common topic involves the height of […]

The British MINI

European cars have always been small and fuel efficient.  This is because in Europe gasoline has been expensive to purchase for decades. If this wasn’t cause enough, in the mid-1970s, the crisis in the Gulf of Suez occurred and the very supply petroleum itself was threatened. Europeans realized that they needed vehicles that weren’t just […]