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Birth of the Muscle Car: the Pontiac GTO at 50

Birth of the Muscle Car: the Pontiac GTO at 50

News about the GM ignition switch recall debacle is a stark contrast to a time when it was the unrivaled automotive leader that built cars people wanted – no, desired. A reminder of those heady days recently occurred at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo,...
Is 40 the New 30 – MPG, That is?

Is 40 the New 30 – MPG, That is?

For years we’ve been hearing about the surprising vim and vigor of people who hit age milestones like 40 that once meant the downhill slide had begun.  Now 40 is being touted as the new 30.  Might this milestone hold true for cars, as well? Is 40 miles per gallon the...
The Factory that Built the American Dream

The Factory that Built the American Dream

On New Year’s Day of 1910, Henry Ford started producing Model T’s at what was then the world’s largest auto factory – the Highland Park Ford Plant. It was an airy complex that would change the world with his new ideas – the moving...