Classic Cars A to Z

Automotive History Articles

Post WW2 America enjoyed a booming economy, with cheap gas and bigger and faster cars.

Classic Cars of the Fifties

Read: American Cars of the Fifties


Designed for straight-line speed, muscle cars lacked sophisticated chassis, brakes, and suspension, but they were durable, affordable, and fast.

muscle car history

Read: Muscle Car History (1964-1969)


Although many early eighties sports cars were capable of 140+ mph, their speedometers only went up to 85 mph. It was part of a U.S. federally mandated attempt to slow cars down, and in doing so, save gas. Did it work?

Porsche 928 with 85 mph speedo

Read: 85 MPH Speedometer Law


Unlike today, the Corvair was made in an era when cars and car companies were less scrutinized. Early-year models (1960-1963) had been involved in accidents involving spins and rollovers.

Who Killed The Corvair

Read: Who Killed The Corvair


"Some Assembly Required"

Fiberfab Avenger GT

Read: History Of Kit Cars


Up until the popularity of today's Tesla, electric cars were a footnote in automotive history.

Read: Electric Car History 1900-1969

electric car history

Read: Electric Car History 1970-1989

history of the electric car

Read: Electric Car History 1990-1999


Old Woodies have risen steadily in value through the decades. Finding any wood-bodied car with it's original wood still intact is rare.

1948 Ford Woody Wagon at classic car show

Read: Woody Wagons History


Other than for military use, no American passenger cars were produced between February 1942 and October 1945.

American automotive industry in WW2

Read: American Automotive Industry During World War Two