History In The Headlines

Category: Cars

August 6, 1894 cover of Le Petit Journal dedicated to the "Competition for Horseless Carriages"

World’s First Automotive Competition Held, 120 Years Ago

On the 120th anniversary of the world’s first organized auto race, take a look back at the quirky history of early motoring.

Ferdinand Porsche's P1 model car.

Ferdinand Porsche’s First Car Was Electric

The first car designed and built by Ferdinand Porsche—an electric vehicle from 1898—was recently uncovered in an Austrian garage after more than a century.

Replica Benz Patent-Motorwagen No. 3, similar to the one Bertha Benz drove in August 1888.

Bertha Benz Hits the Road, 125 Years Ago

The wife of an automotive pioneer made history when she set out on the world’s first road trip.

Henry Ford

Ford and Edison’s Excellent Camping Adventures

On the 150th anniversary of automaker Henry Ford’s birth, look back at his annual camping trips with Thomas Edison and other American icons.

The First Great American Road Trip

The First Great American Road Trip

As millions of Americans hit the road for the holiday, take a look back at the first cross-country road trip in 1903.