1954's final fling: Ford's fabulous flathead farewell.
America's first off-road auto racing series was the Cactus Derby, with a cash prize and the title of Master Driver of the World.
The 1960's and early 1970's was the best decade for competitive muscle cars. American auto manufacturers went all out to create the fastest drag muscle cars they could. Engines were getting bigger and more powerful. Then government safety restrictions came in and it all went quiet again.
Auto racing is a high-speed sport with even higher stakes. A mere split second can mean the difference between an exciting race or another disaster on the tragic list of racing-related fatalities.
With over 100,000 automobile patents on file, the history of the auto is very well documented. This is less true, however, for automobile doors, although we can track the door's basic evolution.
The invention of the automobile has brought more positive and negative effects than any other invention throughout transportation history. As the most widely accepted method of transportation, cars have changed the way people live all over the world.
Old time Moonshine runners loved the 1940 Ford Coupe. Learn more about the cars that they used to spread their illegal products.