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

The Ford Model T In World War I   Jason Shafer

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 Cars Of President Harry S Truman    President Truman’s 1972 Chrysler Newport   Jason Shafer

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

The Longest Left Turn In History   Jason Shafer

A Brief Illustrated History Of The Station Wagon   Paul N

The Sedan Delivery   Tom Halter

A Tale Of Two White Wagons (Kennedy assassination)   Imperialist

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

The Brougham: An Indictment And A Defense   Jason Shafer

Death By Station Wagon: The Fall Of Jessica Savitch   Lynne Vogt

Auto Magnates And A Gloomy Day On Woodward Avenue   Aaron65

 

International Automotive Histories

American Cars In Pre-Communist China – The East Is Red White & Blue   Robert Kim

American Classics Of Sweden  Robert Kim

Anadol: Back When Turkey Built Its Own Cars, Before They Built Ours   Paul N

Caminhões do Brasil   Robert Kim

Did Badge Engineering Actually Work?   Roger Carr

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: Forgotten American Classics of Turkey   Robert Kim

The Rise, Decline And Fall Of The Rootes Group   Roger Carr

The Road Fund Licence From 1747 To Paperless (UK)   Roger Carr

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

Who Made The First All-Steel Station Wagon?   Tatra87


Biographies

Jack Brabham: You Make Your Own Luck   Don Andreina

Ian Fleming: The Man Who Loved Thunderbirds   Don Andreina

Andy Granatelli: Born Supercharged   Kevin Martin

Mike Hailwood: Mike The Bike   Lee Wilcox

Bill Hickman: Stunt Driver Extraordinaire   Jason Shafer

Sir Alec Issigonis: The Designer Of Britain’s Favourite Cars, Britain’s Favourite Car Designer   Roger Carr

Sir William Lyons: One Man’s Passion For Gracefulness, Beauty And Speed   Roger Carr

Cal Rayborn: The Life And Death Of An Icon   Lee Wilcox

John Riccardo: Old Chrysler’s Last Act   JP Cavanaugh

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


Popular Culture And The Car

Bosozoku-style   Don Andreina

The Cars Of Frank Sinatra   JP Cavanaugh

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

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

Oldsmobile Rocket 88: The Car That Changed Music   Jana Lingo

The Pinto’s Brief And Tragic Life As An Airplane   Paul N

The Swedish A-Traktor: Regional Car Culture Explained   Ingvar Hallstrom


CC Cinema (cars in movies)

At Close Range   Chris O’Bryant

Black Lightning (Чёрная Молния)   Robert Kim

Driving Miss Daisy   Tom Klockau

The Fast and the Furious (1955)   Kevin Martin

Grand Theft Parsons (1966 Chrysler Newport)   BigOldChryslers

The Great Outdoors   Gerardo Solis

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World   Tom Klockau

The Junkman   Jason Shafer

The Karate Kid   Robert Kim

Le Cercle Rouge   Aaron65

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: Mrs. James Bond’s 1969 Cougar   Robert Kim

Smokey and the Bandit   Jason Shafer

Star Wars: YT-1300 Millennium Falcon – A Long Time Ago…   Don Andreina

Two-Lane Blacktop: A Road Trip Back in Time   AmazonRay

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


CC TV  (cars in TV shows)

Archer   Robert Kim

The Beverly Hillbillies   Jason Shafer

The Brady Bunch   Perry Shoar

Hawaii Five-O: 1972 Mercury Marquis   Jason Shafer

The Mary Tyler Moore Show   Tom Klockau

The Rockford Files   Kevin Martin

The Rockford Files Revisited: The Case Of The Two Rear Firebird Windows   Kevin Martin

Star Trek   Tom Halter

Fifty Years Of TV Cop Cars   Jeff Nelson

Our Favorite P.I. Cars   Jeff Nelson


TV Commercials

The Chrysler Commercials of Ricardo Montalban   Robert Kim

The Best TV Commercials     The Worst TV Commercials   Jeff Nelson


Advertisements & Brochures

Ad Classic: 1966 Ford Country Squire – Better Than Traveling In Bulgaria   Eric703

Ad Classic: 1971 Plymouth Sebring – It’s Not A Sedan, We Promise!!   Perry Shoar

Ad Classic: 1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Turbo – One Of The Rarest   Perry Shoar

Ad Classic: 1992 Fords – Have You Remembered An Early ’90s Ford Lately?   Perry Shoar

Ad Classic: 1992 Oldsmobile – The N-Body Goes Racing   Perry Shoar

Auto Typography Part 1     Part 2   Jim Grey

Brochure Classics: The Ladies of Broughamville   Tom Klockau

Brochure Outtake: 1968 Volkswagen At The Afghan Embassy   Eric703

Peugeot Ads: Remember When You Could Buy A French Car In The United States?   Tom Klockau

Selling The ’63 Studebaker Wagonaire   JP Cavanaugh

The Lost Art Of Painted Automobile Ads   Brendan Saur

World War II Auto Advertisements   Tom Halter


Photography & Art

Classic Cars On Black-and-White Film   Jim Grey

Classics From The 2014 CC Auburn Meetup In B&W     In Color   Jim Grey

1969-70 Custom Paint Vernacular   Kevin Martin

Imagining The Stories Behind Old Photographs Of Cars That Weren’t That Old Yet   Jim Grey

Legendary Automotive Artist Art Fitzpatrick Dead At 96   Paul N

The Amazing Miniature Streets Of Ken Rouet      More Amazing Miniatures   Paul N


Automobile Dealerships

Dealerships With Dad: The 1985 Chrysler LeBaron GTS   Aaron65

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

Planning Automobile Dealer Properties: GM’s Postwar Vision   Robert Swartz

Springfield Buick: The Little Dealership That Time Forgot   Paul N


Vintage Street Scenes

Midwest Street Scenes (1980s-90s) Part I     Part II     Part III     Part IV     Part V     Part VI   Tom Klockau

Cars Of New York City In The 1970s   Paul N

NYC Curbside Classics Of Langdon Clay (1974-76)   Paul N

Innsbruck’s Maria Theresien Strasse 1840-2015: From Pedestrians To Cars To Pedestrians   Paul N

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

Los Angeles In The 50s And 60s   Paul N

Vintage Color Snapshots From The 1950s   Paul N


Highways, Roads, Bridges, Etc.

The Automobile And The American Highway   Jim Grey

The Automobile And The American Road Bridge Part 1     Part 2   Jim Grey

Viaduc de Millau (France): Entre La Terre et La Ciel   Roger Carr


Racing

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

Victory Is Sweet: Vintage B&W Drag Racing Photo Gallery   Paul N

When The New 1960 Compacts Went Racing: The 130 MPH Valiants Cream The Corvairs & Falcons   Paul N


Junkyards

The CC Graveyard Tour Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4     Part 5     Liquidation   Paul N

Junk Yard Tales   Daniel Stern

Opal Creek Mining Camp Survivors: They Rust In Pieces   Paul N


Other History

113 Years Of The Chicago Auto Show, Decade By Decade   Paul N

1968 & ’69 Chicago Auto Show Part 1   Part 2    Part 3   Kevin Martin

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

Ford Falcon And Continental Mark II Skyliners   Don Andreina

Fourth Generation Lincoln Continentals Used In Official Roles   CadillacPhilip

London Motor Show, 1948: The Start Of A New Era   Roger Carr

My Checkered Career With Checker Cabs   Kevin Martin

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

Road Trip History: Dodge Power Wagon True Tales of Adventure   Robert Kim


Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars
   by JP Cavanaugh unless otherwise noted

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)

Indianapolis 500 Official Trucks: Special Editions 1974-1984   VinceC

1979 Ford Indianapolis Speedway Official Truck Package   VinceC


Muscle Cars To Malaise Era Series
   by Greg Olotka

The Transition Years, 1969-74     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4     Part 5


Obscure Rebadges From Around The World
   by William Stopford

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

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

Part 3: Alpheon; Fiat FreemontSEAT Exeo; Bitter Vero

Part 4: Innocenti Regent; Alfa Romeo Dauphine; Saab-Lancia 600; Daihatsu Altis/Mebius


The Most Obscure Special Editions And Forgotten Limited-Run Models
   by William Stopford

Buick Part I     Buick Part II     Cadillac Part I     Cadillac Part II     Chevrolet Part I     Chevrolet Part II     Oldsmobile    Pontiac Part I     Pontiac Part II    Other GM Brands     Ford Part I     Ford Part II    Lincoln-Mercury Part I    Lincoln-Mercury Part II     Mopar Part I     Mopar Part II     Mopar Part III     Dodge     AMC


Shockingly Low Volume Production Cars
  by Jason Shafer

Buick     Chevrolet     Oldsmobile     Pontiac     Ford     Mercury     Dodge     Plymouth


Forgotten Future Series
   by Tom Halter

1957 Packard

1960 Edsel Comet

1990 Pontiac Fiero Prototype