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911

911

1975 Porsche 911Of all the legendary cars made by Porsche over the years, perhaps the most iconic is the 911. During the 1950s, the German automaker’s only real model was the 356, and it was the model upon which the company began to build its reputation. Replacing it posed risks, but the fledgling line of sports cars needed something new, bigger, and more powerful. The result was the Porsche 911. Today the 911 is a true legend in the automotive world, but it was a risk when the first one sold in 1964 as a 1965 model.

Chevy 150

Chevy 150

Chevy 150
One of the banner years for automobiles, especially Chevys, was 1957. This year brought about some of the most iconic automobiles, as well as, congressional hearings that would change stock car racing forever.

Early NASCAR races were held on the beach at Daytona Beach, Florida and the last beach race was held in 1958. In the year before this final race, the United States Congress got involved in racing because of the fact that so many men and women were involved in reckless racing on public roads. Since so many manufacturers began selling cars like the Chevy 150 and the Ford Fairlane that could easily be modified into lightning-fast hot rods, street racing quickly became a problem in city neighborhoods and rural areas.

Iconic Chevy Hood Ornaments: The Golden Age of Autos

Iconic Chevy Hood Ornaments: The Golden Age of Autos

'47 Chevy FleetmasterIn the early days of the automotive industry, cars needed hood ornaments – even though they were more utilitarian and ornamental. Early cars had radiator caps that had meters that drivers could see from the interior. Once auto manufacturers moved the radiator meters into the interior, exterior radiator caps became ornamental and car designers used the hood ornament as a decorative status symbol.

Pontiac Streamliner: Defining Art Deco, One Vehicle at a Time

Streamliner: Defining Art Deco, One Vehicle at a Time

1050 Pontiac StreamlinerWe can streamline communications, mathematic equations, and manufacturing operations. However, when it comes to the word, “streamliner,” there is one image that comes to mind: the Art Deco round vehicle. Whether that vehicle is a train from the pre-World War II era, an Airstream trailer, or a streamlined automobile, streamlining best fits in the automotive and locomotive worlds.

Streamlining as a Novelty