Car History

Why Is Running Around a Stopped Car Called a Chinese Fire Drill?

Why Is Running Around a Stopped Car Called a Chinese Fire Drill?

There are many idioms in our language that your probably don’t know…

Hertz Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary with a Special Edition Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Hertz Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary with a Special Edition Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Usually when you rent a car from a company like Hertz, you…

The Kings Island Antique Car Ride Will Return in 2019

The Kings Island Antique Car Ride Will Return in 2019

During the past few weeks, Kings Island, an amusement park located right…

Twisted Timbers Draws Inspiration from Classic Pickup Trucks for Its Ride Vehicles

Twisted Timbers Draws Inspiration from Classic Pickup Trucks for Its Ride Vehicles

During the 2017 spring season, Kings Island, an amusement park located just…

Toledo Gears Up for the Largest Toledo Jeep Fest Yet

Toledo Gears Up for the Largest Toledo Jeep Fest Yet

The history of Toledo and the history of Jeep are inherently tied…

Before CD and Cassette Players, There Were In-Car Record Players

Before CD and Cassette Players, There Were In-Car Record Players

Listening to music has become an essential part of the experience of…

GM Launches Plan to 3D Scan the Vehicles in Its Heritage Collection

GM Launches Plan to 3D Scan the Vehicles in Its Heritage Collection

Historic vehicles offer automotive enthusiasts a glimpse into how cars used to…

Electric Car History: The Early Oldsmobile Electrics That Almost Were

Electric Car History: The Early Oldsmobile Electrics That Almost Were

You know what’s fun? Electric car history. For example, did you know…

Leadfoot Ladies: Early Electric Cars Nearly Beat Gas Cars by Being ‘Women’s Cars’

Leadfoot Ladies: Early Electric Cars Nearly Beat Gas Cars by Being ‘Women’s Cars’

Electric vehicles have an interesting quirk in their history. When cars were…

Former Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne Dies at Age 66

Former Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne Dies at Age 66

Sergio Marchionne, the former CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, died earlier today…

Passenger Car Sales Set to Hit 60-Year Low in 2018

Passenger Car Sales Set to Hit 60-Year Low in 2018

For the past few years, the automotive market has been moving away…

Interesting Highway History: The Almost Pan-American Highway and the Darién Gap

Interesting Highway History: The Almost Pan-American Highway and the Darién Gap

So I have just learned two things that I think are fascinating.…

Apparently, Chevy Thought the Original Blazer Would Sell Like Garbage

Apparently, Chevy Thought the Original Blazer Would Sell Like Garbage

Chevrolet recently pulled back the curtain on a new version of an…

8 Vehicles Named After Mythical Creatures

8 Vehicles Named After Mythical Creatures

Here at The News Wheel, we have previously discussed how automakers look…

Hoover Carts: How People Drove Cars in the Great Depression

Hoover Carts: How People Drove Cars in the Great Depression

The economy has a substantial impact on trends in the transportation industry.…

June 29th – Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

June 29th – Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

You might think there’s not much to celebrate at the end of…

The Rise and Fall of the Chrysler Crossfire

The Rise and Fall of the Chrysler Crossfire

Chrysler’s lineup is pretty small now, focusing on just the family-friendly Pacifica…

New Exhibit at National Corvette Museum Traces History of Chevrolet Racing

New Exhibit at National Corvette Museum Traces History of Chevrolet Racing

  The rich history of Chevrolet racing is the focus of a…

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