When Andre Citroen decided to incorporate in 1919, he designed the Citroen badge from an idea that came to him after the purchase of a patent in 1900. Said patent was for a design meshing a chevron shaped gear in a herringbone pattern which was used for milling. This gearing arrangement proved to be more […]
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 […]
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?
BMW was originally a manufacturer of airplane engines The company’s first car was made with an Austin 7 platform The checkered logo represents an airplane propeller and the Bavarian flag Headquartered in Munich, Germany, what we now know as BMW was initially called Rapp-Motorenwerke GmbH by its original founder Karl Rapp in 1913. The company […]
A little known fact – if you Google Maserati and search for its English translation it means “holy cow.” Quite apropos, I think. Maserati was established on December 1, 1914 in Bologna, Italy just a few months after the start of WWI. Officine Alfieri Maserati branded itself to stand for state-of-the-art engineering and design, focused […]
Audi has a long history of creating distinctive, stylish, high performing cars The instantly recognizable symbol originally stood for the merging of four different manufacturers The current, chiseled version of the symbol was designed for the company’s 100 anniversary in 2009 My good friend Tara recently purchased an Audi S Line A4 at a local […]
Appraisals are an important element in properly valuing your classic car A thorough appraisal can help recoup both stated value and restorations in an insurance claim A third party appraisal done yearly will help you realize the true value and appreciation of your classic car collection At a recent barber shop appointment, the lady who […]