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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

The 2019 Detroit Auto Show debuted this year on January 14th, introducing some new, promising, and enticing cars to look forward to this coming year. But with every new year and new car comes new critics! 

The Phoenix Of Sports Cars: The Rise, Fall & Rise Again of the 4th Generation Toyota Supra

The Toyota Supra is often credited for introducing iconic staples that eventually found their way into the designs for American Sports Cars. First built in 1978, the Toyota Supra (otherwise referred to then as the Toyota Celica XX or the Toyota Celica Supra) was an economical luxury car brand from Japan that maintained the look of famous 1960s American muscle cars (such as the Mustang) while running on what would be deemed as some of the best engines of its time.  

GPS Revolution Evolution

In 2017 the U.S. government allotted $908 million dollars to the federal GPS program in the annual budget. Most of that funding came from the Department of Defense and the rest funded by the Department of Transportation. However, the program didn’t always garner so much support. In fact, evolution of the GPS began decades earlier. 

Minivan vs. SUV : Which one is right for you?

The popularity of the minivan shifted the auto market. But, even though the minivan was easily accessible, fuel efficient and the perfect companion for a growing family, it wasn’t exactly considered a sexy vehicle. In fact, most consumers would describe the minivan as dull and drab compared to the modern-day SUV. However, it was the minivan that helped the SUV evolve, not the other way around.

The Evolution of the Minivan

The minivan has become a symbol of modern suburban living, but where did it all begin? While Volkswagen and Chrysler both claim to be the first to market, neither the VW Minibus or Chrysler’s first three minivans were actually where it all began. The DKW Schnellaster and the Citroen H-van were the early predecessors of the minivan we know today. They came to market in 1949 and 1947 respectively. The Citroen H-van was available three full years before the earliest VW Bus. But perhaps the most underrated of them all is the very first of its kind, the Chenard & Walker CHV, which was unveiled in 1946 by the French automaker.

What's In A Nameplate?

The Beginning Since its unveiling in 1913, the Chevrolet bowtie emblem has seen numerous changes. Its shape has become synonymous with the durability and craftsmanship known to the Chevrolet community. For over a century, the emblem has been the brand marquee, but do you know where it came from? Neither do we! At least, not exactly... 

Fast and Ferrari

When you’ve got the need for speed there aren't many cars that can compare to the Ferrari. Boasting more than seven decades of Italian innovation, Ferrari is coveted by car enthusiasts worldwide. The Ferrari IPO on the New York Stock Exchange was valued at $21 billion in 2017, making it one of the most valuable and recognized brands in the world.

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