Category Archives: Transport

On This Day in History: 1966: Ford celebrates 1 millionth Mustang

On this day in 1966, in Dearborn, Michigan, the Ford Motor Company celebrates the production of its 1 millionth Mustang, a white convertible. The sporty, affordable vehicle was officially launched two years earlier, on April 17, 1964, at the World’s … Continue reading

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Fewer bridges need repairs, but task still monumental

Interesting article. Every day we drive over bridges, not giving them a second thought. Many of these are old and historic. WASHINGTON, February 2016 – Nearly 10% of the country’s bridges – 58,495 out of 609,539 – were considered structurally deficient … Continue reading

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Burt’s back as classic Smokey and The Bandit car goes up for auction

January 30th, 2016. Later today a piece of movie automobile history is up for grabs today as fans of Smokey and the Bandit get a chance to own the film’s instantly recognizable car. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from the … Continue reading

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Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades

The death of a British icon: Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades January 29th, 2016 The last Land Rover Defender will roll off the production line later today, ending 67 years of the popular 4×4 being made. It … Continue reading

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On this day in History – Shelby GT 350 launched

1965: On this day in History, January 27th. On this day in 1965, the Shelby GT 350, a version of a Ford Mustang sports car developed by the American auto racer and car designer Carroll Shelby, is launched. The Shelby … Continue reading

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On this day in History, 1976, “Convoy,” by C.W. McCall, is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts

On this day in History: 1976, 40 years ago, today! “Convoy,” by C.W. McCall, is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts It was a song that celebrated the exploits of a rebellious trucker with a reckless disregard for … Continue reading

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Everything Is Restorable—Even This 1969 Daytona Charger

Would You, Could You Restore This 1969 Daytona Charger? Source: Everything Is Restorable—Even This 1969 Daytona Charger One of the most valuable muscle cars ever is the 1969 Daytona Charger. Just 503 were made, of which 70 came with the … Continue reading

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