In 1899 David Dunbar Buick founded the Buick-Auto Vim & Power Company which would later evolve into Buick Motor Company in 1903. In 1906, Mr. Buick accepted a severance package and under the direction William Durant in 1908, the Buick brand would merge Oldsmobile, Cadillac and Oakland (later named Pontiac) into General Motors. Many may […]
The seed of the original starter company Bentley & Bentley was planted when two brothers got their first taste of revenue from selling cars for the French company Doriot, Flandrin & Parant. Founded in 1912, the company later developed into Bentley Motors in 1919. As with most early auto manufacturers, their roots began with the building […]
Many people assume the Wagoneer is a 70s vintage vehicle based on the wood panels and the styling. In reality, it was launched in the early 1960s and was built into the 1990s.
One of my youngest son’s favorite cars is the Bugatti Veyron and I understand why. At a starting price of nearly $1.7 million, this brand brings some very unique and distinguishing features like an optional diamond inserted speedometer cluster, a W16 engine and 10 radiators to keep the car cool. Here’s a little history about […]
Now we are talking – literally! I am excited to announce the launch of our podcast, The Classic Car Corner, sponsored by G.D. Herring, providing insurance for your classic car collection. The Classic Car Corner podcast is a conversation about classic cars and the automotive experience, as owners, drivers and enthusiasts. Rekindling some friendships from […]
A Detroit, Michigan native, John DeLorean began his career first at Chrysler then at Packard. Later, he started working at General Motors and during his time in management, led the Pontiac GTO, Grand Prix, and Chevy Cosworth Vega teams.
It was 1904 when Charles Rolls and Henry Royce produced their first car, a twin cylinder Rolls Royce 10hp. Charles Rolls studied the chassis being made by Henry Royce, who had a reputation for building quality, long lasting engines, and had the foresight to add bigger engines to the frames Royce was building. This led […]
Established in 1994 by Christian von Koenigsegg, the Swedish based company Koenigsegg Automotive manufactures some of the world’s leading hypercars. What is a hypercar?
What started out in 1922 as British production of a motorcycle sidecar would later evolve into the company we now know as Jaguar. Swallow Sidecar Company was founded by two men, William Lyons and William Walmsley. Later Walmsley was bought out by Lyons and the company was renamed S.S. Cars Limited, but it wasn’t until […]
Known in the 1950’s as “the family car that wins races,” Alfa (A.L.F.A. for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) Romeo has long been a staple in the market of automotive sports cars. The English translation of anonima is anonymous. That’s just how Alfa began, by an anonymous pool of investors who in 1910 purchased a failing […]