Tag: History

Good Question, Dodge

<img data-attachment-id="1343585" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/31-1982-Dodge-Aries-Wagon-in-Colorado-Wrecking-Yard-©2016-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,899" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1982 Dodge Aries Wagon in Colorado Wrecking Yard, front view" data-image-description=" 1982 Dodge Aries Wagon in Colorado Wrecking Yard, front view – ©2016 Murilee Martin ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/31-1982-Dodge-Aries-Wagon-in-Colorado-Wrecking-Yard-©2016-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/31-1982-Dodge-Aries-Wagon-in-Colorado-Wrecking-Yard-©2016-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1343585 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/31-1982-Dodge-Aries-Wagon-in-Colorado-Wrecking-Yard-©2016-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1982 Dodge Aries Wagon in Colorado Wrecking Yard, front view – ©2016 Murilee Martin” width=”610″ height=”343″ […]

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The Shrinking Legacy of a Supreme Court Justice

Once upon a time, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was the great modern American jurist. The “Yankee from Olympus,” as Catherine Drinker Bowen’s 1944 biography called Holmes, was the first celebrity justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, as popular then as the Notorious RBG is now. Nearly a century ago, the Columbia Broadcasting System delivered a […]

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Five Time Grammy Award Winner Terence Blanchard Tapped as First Black Composer at Metropolitan Opera in 136 Years

Photo: Mark J. Terrill (AP) It’s 2019 and black folks are still making history with “first feats” — in entertainment of all places. We’ve come a long way … but we still got a long way to go. It’s great news that Terence Blanchard has been tapped to compose the operatic adaptation of New York […]

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Virginia Theological Seminary, With Deep Roots in Slavery, Sets Aside $1.7 Million to Pay Reparations

Photo: Wikimedia Commons The Virginia Theological Seminary, in what is being called a first for an institution of its kind, has set aside $1.7 million in a fund to pay reparations to the descendants of enslaved Africans that toiled on its campus during the 1800s. Unlike some other institutions of late when it comes to […]

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Bentley Putting Depression Era Darling Back Into Production

<img data-attachment-id="1688028" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/8-1929-Team-Blower-e1568054854841.jpg" data-orig-size="3211,2211" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"6.3","credit":"","camera":"IQ3 100MP Trichr","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1565885015","copyright":"","focal_length":"80","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.003125","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="8 – 1929 Team Blower" data-image-description=" Bentley ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/8-1929-Team-Blower-e1568054706290-450×310.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/8-1929-Team-Blower-e1568054706290-610×420.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1688028″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/8-1929-Team-Blower-e1568054706290-610×420.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”420″> Even if antique autos aren’t your jam, you’ve probably heard of the Blower Bentley. It’s the exceptionally rare racing variant of the brand’s pre-war 4½ Litre model. While perhaps not […]

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Exclusive: Martin Luther King Jr. Talks Reparations, White Economic Anxiety and Guaranteed Income in Previously Unheard Speech

A newly uncovered speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered in 1967 sounds curiously like the civil rights icon is speaking about current-day conditions as he preaches about underfunded schools, the wage gap, white backlash against black progress and the country’s need to address poverty. On July 30, 1967, less than a year before […]

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Behind the Sport Coat: The Bullitt Mustang – Yes, That One – Heads to the Auction Block

Automotive collectibles emerge from pop culture all the time, but this particular auction item can be assured of stratospheric bids. It’s an icon, one that’s thrilled generations of audiences for 51 years, ever since San Francisco’s nattily-dressed Lieutenant Frank Bullitt spotted a suspicious black Dodge Charger in the rear-view of his Highland Green 1968 Ford […]

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Preparing for the Future, Lotus Unveils New Logo

<img data-attachment-id="1684128" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lotus_NCFC_4-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,683" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Jarowan Power","camera":"NIKON D800","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1565194442","copyright":"Jarowan Power","focal_length":"48","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.016666666666667","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Lotus_NCFC lotus cars logo" data-image-description=" Lotus Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lotus_NCFC_4-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lotus_NCFC_4-1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1684128″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lotus_NCFC_4-1-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lotus_NCFC_4-1-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lotus_NCFC_4-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lotus_NCFC_4-1-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lotus_NCFC_4-1-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lotus_NCFC_4-1-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lotus_NCFC_4-1.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While Lotus Cars’ world premiere of the Evija hypercar was easily the biggest […]

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The Unexpected Legacy of ‘Dog’s Life’ AKA Grand Theft Auto with Dogs

Over the past five years, Frontier Developments has built its identity around the kind of classic game franchises and genres that make up the studio’s long development history. Elite: Dangerous is an incredibly detailed space sim whose roots predate DOS and Amiga-era gaming. They make tycoon and management games in the vein of Roller Coaster […]

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A Republican Legislator Said Slavery Wasn’t Racist Because Slave Owners ‘Were Making Money.’ Then Things Got Even Weirder

Screenshot: Londonerry Access TV (YouTube) A New Hampshire state legislator is under fire for insisting that “owning slaves doesn’t make you racist.” In a private interaction with a former New Hampshire resident and during an interview with The Root, the Republican lawmaker doubled and tripled down on his assertion by altering the definition of the […]

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QOTD: Alternative History of Missed Automotive Opportunities?

<img data-attachment-id="1628464" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1080" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1988 Acura Legend Coupe" data-image-description=" Acura ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1628464 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-120×68.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Today marks the first entry into a two-part Question of the Day series where we’ll step back in […]

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Space Exploration and Research Revolutionized Auto Tech On Earth

<img data-attachment-id="1681960" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source.jpg" data-orig-size="610,458" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Rocket-2 Final-source" data-image-description=" nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1681960 size-full” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Space may be the final frontier, but humanity’s efforts in up there resulted in new and advanced technology down here. Some of […]

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Men of God and the Genesis of the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

On February 14, 1945, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, his advisors, and United States Envoy William Eddy crossed the gangplank from the USS Murphy to the USS Quincy for the first ever meeting between a Saudi king and a U.S. president. Over lunch and the coffee that Ibn Saud personally served Franklin Delano Roosevelt, […]

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The People’s Car: Bye Bye Beetle

<img data-attachment-id="1680912" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152.jpg" data-orig-size="754,517" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="vw beetle" data-image-description=" Peter Kniez/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-450×309.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-610×418.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1680912″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-610×418.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”418″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-610×418.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-450×309.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-120×82.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152.jpg 754w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volkswagen’s Beetle has officially ended production. The last examples of the brand’s famous model rolled off the assembly line […]

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