History Stories
CATEGORY: Automobiles
50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars
August 8, 2017

Car chases. Drag races. Spy maneuvers and more. The film world has long had a love affair with its four-wheeled stars. Read More

The Cars That Made America
August 1, 2017

From brawny engines and curvaceous chrome to the steady Eddies and even the clunkers, here are our picks for some of the most influential American cars. Read More

Electric Innovations Drive Tesla to Top of U.S. Auto Industry
April 11, 2017

This week, luxury electric car maker Tesla surpassed GM as the most valuable automotive company in the country. Read More

The Epic Road Trip That Inspired the Interstate Highway System
June 29, 2016

Get the story behind Dwight Eisenhower’s grueling, 62-day cross-country road trip that inspired the creation of the Interstate Highway System. Read More

World’s First Automotive Competition Held, 120 Years Ago
July 22, 2014

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

Ferdinand Porsche’s First Car Was Electric
January 29, 2014

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. Read More

Bertha Benz Hits the Road
August 5, 2013

The wife of an automotive pioneer made history of her own. Read More

The First Great American Road Trip
June 29, 2012

In 1903, a former bicyclist, a dog riding shotgun and a retired doctor looking to collect a $50 bar bet embarked on America’s first cross-country road trip. Read More