Category Archives: Automobile History

Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engined sports car, designed and developed by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in Molsheim, France by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. The Super Sport version of the Veyron is the fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph). The original version has a top […]

Giorgetto Giugiaro – The Most Influential Automobile Designer of the 20th Century

Giorgetto Giugiaro (born 7 August 1938) is an Italian automobile designer. He has worked on supercars and popular everyday vehicles. He was born in Garessio, Cuneo, Piedmont. Giugiaro was named Car Designer of the Century 1999 and inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2002. In addition to cars, Giugiaro has designed camera bodies […]

Gordon Miller Buehrig – famous automobile designer of the 20th century

Gordon Miller Buehrig (June 18, 1904 – January 22, 1990) was a noted automobile designer. Born in Mason City, Illinois, he had early design experience with Packard, General Motors and Stutz. In 1929, he was responsible for designing the bodies of the Stutz Black Hawks entered at Le Mans. At age 25 he became chief […]

New 2014 Fiat 500 “1957 Edition” Highlights 57 Years of the Legendary Icon

November 14, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Celebrating the 57th anniversary of the original 1957 “Nuova” Cinquecento (New 500), the new 2014 Fiat 500 “1957 Edition” combines iconic Italian design with engaging driving dynamics and vintage styling appointments – all for a limited-edition model enthusiasts are sure to love. Limited-production “1957 Edition” builds on […]

Mustang Alley Features Nearly 50 Years of Ford Mustang Heritage On Display at the Annual Woodward Dream Cruise

FERNDALE, Mich. – It’s summertime in Detroit so that means it’s time to go cruising once again on Woodward Ave. As fans around the world celebrate the 50th consecutive year of Ford Mustang production, the intersection of 9 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, just north of Detroit city limits, will again be the […]

Lexus Launches Lexus Design Award

Winning Entries from 2012 Competition to Be Displayed at Milan Design Week 2013. October 30, 2012 – Lexus announces the launch of the Lexus Design Award, an international design competition targeting innovators around the world. The Lexus Design Award is aimed to provide an opportunity for young innovators to work with a world-famous designer as […]

Alfa Romeo 8C

The Alfa Romeo 8C name was used on road, race and sports cars of the 1930s. The 8C means 8 cylinders, and originally referred to a straight 8-cylinder engine. The Vittorio Jano designed 8C was Alfa Romeo’s primary racing engine from its introduction in 1931 to its retirement in 1939.

First cross-country automobile journey

Although several other German engineers (including Gottlieb Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach, and Siegfried Marcus) were working on the problem at about the same time, Karl Benz generally is acknowledged as the inventor of the modern automobile.

Do you know that a windshield wiper was invented by a woman in 1903?

The inventor Mary Anderson is credited with devising the first operational windshield wiper in 1903. Mary Anderson (1866–1953) was a real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist and inventor of the windshield wiper blade.

From the traffic sign’s history

The earliest road signs were milestones, giving distance or direction; for example, the Romans erected stone columns throughout their empire giving the distance to Rome. In the Middle Ages, multidirectional signs at intersections became common, giving directions to cities and towns.