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The New Season of ‘F1: Drive to Survive’ Will Be Missing a Crucial Driver
Find out why one of F1’s biggest names is boycotting the new season of ‘Drive to Survive.’
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Jerry
Jan 20, 2022
What Was Enzo Ferrari's Final Net Worth?
Enzo Ferrari founded the famed car company that shares his name. How successful did it make him?
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Jerry
Jan 16, 2022
The 2006 Mille Miglia Coupé Concept from BMW: Future in the Past
The 2006 BMW Mille Miglia was a concept car ahead of its time in terms of technological innovation.
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Jerry
Jan 15, 2022
MoMA Newly Launched Art Exhibit 'Automania'
While car history is still unravelling, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has decided to immortalize what has already come to pass. Their new exhibit, “Automania”, will be a tribute to car culture—the good and the bad.
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Jerry
Jan 08, 2022
The Impact of the Automobile on Display at Reno Car Museum
The National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada has a name that would attract any car enthusiast. But is it worth a visit?
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Jerry
Jan 05, 2022
Which Automaker Built the Popemobile?
Mercedes-Benz has built a third of the Pope’s cars. What other automakers have been trusted to transport the leader of the Catholic Church?
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Jerry
Jan 18, 2022
Did You Know? Henry Ford Helped Invent Glamping
Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were camping buddies, but their excursions were very different from today’s average road trip.
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
Best Car Museum Pit Stops on Your Road Trip Across America
No road tripping car enthusiast should drive past these incredible auto exhibits.
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
Weird-Looking Cars You've Never Seen Before
When looking at car designs, there can be a fine line between innovative and weird. These cars seemed to have crossed it, and this list will show just how strange some of these cars can get.
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
Tin Cans on Wedding Cars: What Started This Clangy Tradition?
The tradition of tying tin cans on the back of wedding cars alludes to the celebration of a married couple. The French tradition, shivaree, is a joyous mock performance by wedding revelers.
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Jerry
Dec 22, 2021
The Mysterious Origins of the Word ‘Hooptie'
Why do people call their cars hoopties? Where did the term come from? Jerry has as much of an answer as one could find.
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
Dethroning in Abu Dhabi: Max Verstappen Is Formula 1’s New Champion
Max Verstappen is the Formula 1 World Champion following a controversial race in Abu Dhabi.
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
Where Is the Real Bonnie and Clyde Car?
Bonnie and Clyde’s car became such an attraction after their death that multiple fakes were created and put on display. Where did the real one go?
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
4 Car-Themed Books to Gift a Gearhead This Christmas
If you know someone into automotive history, these four car-themed books are great options for a Christmas gift. They can read them or display them.
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Jerry
Dec 14, 2021
Who Was Carroll Shelby and What Is His Legacy?
After World War II, Carroll Shelby began racing and won the 24 hours at Le Mans. His first vehicle idea pitched to Ford was the Cobra which beat out the Corvette at the time.
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Jerry
Dec 11, 2021
Hot Cars of the 1890s (Yes, You Read That Right)
The first “car” in the world was reportedly built by a French army engineer. It was a steam-powered cart that was used to transport military equipment.
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Jerry
Dec 10, 2021
The Smol Suzuki Mighty Boy: For People Who Want a Pickup but Don’t Really Want a Pickup
The Suzuki Mighty Boy was a fun fusion between a Kei car and a pickup. It was marketed as a utility vehicle, but the flatbed was mainly aesthetic.
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Jerry
Dec 09, 2021
What Are the Oldest Cars in the World?
Cars have now been around for over 100 years, but what might surprise you is how many of the first cars in the world still exist—and work. Going back as far as the 1760s, here are some of the oldest existing cars in the world.
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Jerry
Dec 05, 2021
5 Jaw-Dropping Car Stunts Performed by Daredevils
Car stunts on the big screen and in real life are always amazing to witness. Who are some of the people behind these incredible car stunts?
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
5 Most Innovative Car Parts in History
The automotive industry is known for its forward momentum. What innovations changed the car the most?
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
What is the Most Reliable Car Ever?
Though no one agrees on what is the most reliable car ever, here are some of the top contenders, as well as the top 2021 picks for reliability.
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Jerry
Nov 30, 2021
Are Cars Designed to Break Down?
With cars lasting longer than ever, some consumers fear that automakers are designing cars to break down after a certain number of miles. Is there any truth to this?
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
Who Invented the Traffic Light?
Who invented the traffic light? The three-position traffic signal we see on the roads today was invented by Garrett Morgan in 1923.
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Jerry
Nov 17, 2021
Fastest Cars of the ‘80s
Time for a little car history—we’ve gathered a list of the fastest cars of the ‘80s.
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Jerry
Nov 09, 2021
The 1980s Toyota Van and other Memorable Vehicles of the Time
Here’s a look back at the 1980s Toyota van and other similar cars from the time period, which all have their place in car history.
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Jerry
Nov 09, 2021
The Most Weird, Wonderful, and Downright Wacky Indy 500 Traditions
The Indy 500 has a celebrated history, and some might say the traditions leading up to the big race are just as important. From Carb Day to the pre-race anthem to the winner’s post-race glass of milk, the Indy 500 boasts some pretty amazing customs.
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Jerry
Nov 30, 2021
What Is the Indy 500's "Legends Day?"
Legends Day is an annual celebration of the marvelous history of the Indy 500, and traditionally includes appearances from past winners, autograph signings with drivers, and star-studded performances. After a virtual event in 2020 and cancellations in 2021, hope is alive for a full line-up of events in 2022.
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Jerry
Nov 30, 2021
Are Sports Cars and Muscle Cars the Same Thing?
Sports cars and muscle cars have been staples of American culture since the mid-1900s. But what exactly are they, how did they come to be, and how can you tell them apart?
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Jerry
Nov 04, 2021
Remembering When Zac Brown Band Played at the Indy 500
The Indy 500 is a legendary event in and of itself, but the Legends Day concert gets the crowds amped the day before. Famous names have headlined the show since its 2014 debut, and Zac Brown Band’s gig in 2019 was a multi-genre winner.
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Jerry
Nov 03, 2021
Fastest Cars of the '90s
Here’s a list of some of the fastest cars made of the ‘90s.
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Jerry
Nov 02, 2021

All Questions on Car History

How to trade in a car for a motorcycle?
Is there any way that you can trade in a car for a motorcycle? Call it a midlife crisis, but I'm sick of taking the car to work. I want to get rid of it as soon as possible and get a motorcycle instead. Is there any way I could feasibly do this?
Joshua Levy
Nov 30, 2021
How do you delete the call history on a car's Bluetooth?
I can’t find any controls for my Bluetooth call history in the settings or instructions in my owner’s manual. I want to reset the history before I sell the vehicle. Is there a way to delete my call history on my car’s Bluetooth?
Liz Jenson
Nov 29, 2021
How much is a non-running car worth?
I was cleaning out the barn at my grandparents’ farm and found a non-running car. My grandparents could use the money we’d get from selling it—so how much are non-running cars usually worth?
Will Baldwin
Nov 29, 2021
How do I check the number of previous owners on a car?
I'm shopping for a used car right now, and I was just wondering if there's any way for me to get information about the number of previous owners. Where should I look?
Liz Jenson
Nov 22, 2021
How do I find my car insurance history?
I am planning to sell my car soon, and I was told I should have a record of my car insurance history. How do I find the car insurance history of my vehicle?
Grace Cho
Nov 10, 2021
How do you find a car's insurance history?
I just bought a used Chevy Impala. The car looks great, but it has over 60,000 miles, and I am curious about its history. Is there a way to find out about my car's insurance history?
melanie reiff
Oct 28, 2021
How do you check your car's crash history?
I just bought a used car and want to see the crash history. How do I do it?
Will Baldwin
Oct 28, 2021
How do I find a car's insurance history?
I just bought a used Chevy Impala. The car looks great, but it has over 60,000 miles, and I am curious about its history. Is there a way to find out about my car's insurance history?
melanie reiff
Oct 27, 2021
How do I find a list of cars I previously owned?
I'm trying to set up a stock brokerage account, and it keeps asking me about cars I owned, but I can't remember all of them. Is there a way to see a list of all cars I have owned?
Eric Schad
Oct 21, 2021
How do I find old car insurance records for a car I'm purchasing?
I'm buying a car from a private seller and I want to know if the car has had any insurance claims filed against it. I've never bought from a private seller before, and I'm not really sure where to start looking—so how can I find an old car's insurance records?
Eric Schad
Sep 13, 2021
How do I check car paint thickness?
How do I measure the thickness of a car's paint job? I'm buying a car from a private seller, but something seems fishy about the car history report. That's why I want to check the car paint thickness to see if it matches his records and the report.
Eric Schad
Aug 27, 2021

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