Curbside Classic Archive: Automotive Histories

A wide range of subjects that are non-brand/company specific and/or are not archived in the other Archive Portals


United States Automotive Histories:

Celebrating V-J Day: When Cars Came Home From The War   Jeff Nelson

“That Special Time”: The U.S. Auto Industry During The Korean War   Jeff Nelson

The First Wave Compacts: The Pioneers Take The Arrows   Jeff Nelson

The Longest Left Turn in History   Jason Shafer

“Unsafe At Any Speed” Turns 50: The Most Influential Book Ever On The Automobile Industry   Paul N


International Automotive Histories:

American Cars in Pre-Communist China – The East is Red White & Blue   Robert Kim

Ford Model T Road Trip, Pyongyang   Robert Kim

Harley-Davidson in Pyongyang   Robert Kim

Historic Vehicles of Saigon   Robert Kim

No Magic Carpet Rides – The Curbside Classics of Baghdad   Robert Kim

Mazda, Bertone And The Alfa That Wasn’t   Don Andreina

The Dolmus: The Forgotten American Classics of Turkey   Robert Kim

The Wild Cars (And Planes) From Peronist Argentina   Paul N



Jack Brabham: You Make Your Own Luck   Don Andreina

Ian Fleming: The Man Who Loved Thunderbirds   Don Andreina

Mike Hailwood: Mike The Bike   Lee Wilcox

Bill Hickman: Stunt Driver Extraordinaire   Jason Shafer

Eddie Rickenbacker: Honestly, What DIDN’T He Do?   Richard Wayman

Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars
   by JP Cavanaugh

Part 1 (1946-1949)          Part 2 (1950-1954)

Part 3 (1955-1959)          Part 4 (1960-1964)

Part 5 (1965-1969)          Part 6 (1970-1974)

Part 7 (1975-1979)          Part 8 (1980-1984)


Obscure Rebadges From Around The World

Part 1: Mitsubishi Dignity; Lonsdale; Sao Penza; Lancia Pangea; Nissan Ute

Part 2: Mazda Roadpacer; Alfa Romeo Arna; Isuzu Statesman de Ville; Honda Crossroad; Ssangyong Kallista

Part 3: Alpheon; Bitter Vero; Seat Exeo; Fiat Freemont


Popular Culture And The Car

American Classics of Sweden  Robert Kim

The History Of The Swedish A-Traktor: Regional Car Culture Explained  Ingvar

The Pinto’s Brief Life As An Airplane  PN

The Cars Of A King: Elvis Presley And His Hobby  Jana Lingo

Oldsmobile Rocket 88: The Car That Changed Music  Jana Lingo

The Cars of President Harry S Truman  Jason Shafer

Green Tortoise: “Nothing Like Your Last Bus Ride”   Paul N


Forgotten Future Series

1990 Pontiac Fiero Prototype   Tom Halter

1960 Edsel Comet   Tom Halter

1957 Packard   Tom Halter


CC Cinema (cars in movies)

The Cars of Buford Pusser and the Movie ‘Walking Tall’   Jason Shafer

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World   T. Klockau

Smokey and the Bandit   J. Shafer

Driving Miss Daisy   T. Klockau

Mrs. James Bond’s 1969 Cougar  Robert Kim

Cars of the Karate Kid   Robert Kim

‘Two Lane Blacktop’: A Road Trip Back in Time  AmazonRay

At Close Range   Chris O’Bryant

Le Cercle Rouge  Aaron65

The Fast and the Furious   K. Martin

Black Lightning   Robert Kim

YT-1300 Millennium Falcon   D. Andreina

The Great Outdoors   G. Solis

The Junkman   Jason Shafer


CC TV  (cars in TV shows)

Archer   Robert Kim

The Beverly Hillbillies   Jason Shafer

The Brady Bunch   Perry Shoar

Fifty Years Of TV Cop Cars   Jeff Nelson

The Mary Tyler Moore Show   Tom Klockau

Our Favorite P.I. Cars   Jeff Nelson

The Rockford Files   Kevin Martin

The Rockford Files Revisited   Kevin Martin

Star Trek   Tom Halter


TV Commercials

The Chrysler Commercials of Ricardo Montalban  Robert Kim

The Best TV Commercials   The Worst TV Commercials   Jeff Nelson



Auto-Typography Part 1    Part 2   J. Grey

Classic Cars on film in B&W   J. Grey

Classics from the 2014 CC Meet-Up in Auburn in B&W    In Color   J. Grey

Los Angeles 1950s-1960s

Victory Is Sweet: Vintage Drag Racing Pictures From Santa Maria (1958-1962)

1968 and ‘69 Chicago Auto Show, Part 2  Kevin Martin

Imagining the Stories Behind Old Photographs of Cars That Weren’t That Old Yet   Jim Grey

Brochure Classics: The Ladies of Broughamville  Tom Klockau

Legendary Automotive Artist Art Fitzpatrick Dead At 96   Paul N

NYC Car Photos by Langdon Clay

Vintage Snapshots of NYC 1970s

Vintage Color Snapshots from the 1950s

Miniature Street Scenes by Ken Rouet      More Miniature Street Scenes by Ken Rouet


Automobile Dealerships:

Springfield Buick: The Little Dealership That Time Forgot   Paul N

Dealerships With Dad: The 1985 Chrysler LeBaron GTS   Aaron65

Street Scenes

Midwest Street Scenes (1980s-1990s) Part 1   Part 2  Part 3   Part 4  Part 5   Part 6    T. Klockau

Innsbruck’s Maria Theresien Strasse 1840-2015: From Pedestrians to Cars to Pedestrians   PN

The Curbside Classics of Innsbruck 1950s-1960s   Paul N


The Built Environment: Highways, Roads, Bridges, Etc.

The Automobile and the American Highway   J. Grey

The American Road Bridge  Part 1   Part 2   Jim Grey


Concours/Junkyards/Parking Lots/Sales Lots

 The CC GraveYard Tour: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five   PN

 Opal Creek Mining Camp Survivors   PN

 CC Concours: Ten Terrific Station Wagons Around Town

 Paul’s Official CC Sales Lot – Today’s Special: 1974 Vega for $1495 (It Runs!)   PN

The Snow Holiday Walk and Talk   PN

My Cornucopia Lunch-Time Walk and Talk   PN

Other History

1978 Michigan State Police Patrol Vehicle Test: The Beginning And End Of An Era   VinceC

Dodge Powerwagon: True Tales of Adventure   Robert Kim

JC Whitney: The Rise And Fall Of An American Icon   Tom Halter

The Vanished Speedways (& Film Locations) Of Southern California   Ex Eugeniac