Tag: History

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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What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

Illustration: A. H. Richie (Getty Images/Hulton Archive) Editor’s Note: In 1852, the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Association invited abolitionist, activist and statesman Frederick Douglass to speak at their July Fourth Independence Day Celebration in Rochester, N.Y. He refused. But he agreed to speak on July 5 instead. Before an audience composed of Washington politicians, white abolitionists, […]

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If You Can Find a Better CEO: Industry Icon, Chrysler Savior Lee Iacocca Dead at 94

It’s seldom spoken of publicly, but every writer keeps in the back of his or her mind an obituary they hope to never pen. In this keyboard jokey’s case, that obit would be the one you’re reading now. Tuesday night brought word that Lee Iacocca — era-defining auto executive, marketer extraordinaire, outspoken patriot and critic […]

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Centuries-Old Sea Captain Diaries Are Confirming Modern Climate Science

Whaling logbook. Image: Justin Buchli When 19th century whalers jotted down weather and temperature measurements at sea, few might have imagined that their logbooks would become records of a warming planet more than 150 years later. But that’s exactly the kind of value that climate scientists such as Caroline Ummenhofer of the Woods Hole Oceanographic […]

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The First Lesbian Porn and 10 Other Revealing Artifacts from Lesbian History

(L) Photo by Saskia Scheffer, courtesy Lesbian Herstory Archives; (R) photographer unknown, courtesy Lesbian Herstory Archives.  In the early 1970s, thrumming with the excitement and possibilities of the gay liberation movement, a group of New York lesbians started to take stock of their community. They realized that, like any other marginalized group, if they wanted to preserve […]

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Exposé Entertainment Is the Surprise Hit of the Summer

This week, Jody Rosen published a long investigative article in The New York Times Magazine about a 2008 fire at a Universal Music Group vault that, he showed, consumed a significant portion of the label’s master tapes. It’s written in the classical exposé style, using documentary evidence to rip apart a cover-up by UMG, which […]

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Who Owns the Crusades?

Is there a historical episode less understood by the general public and more urgently in need of clarification than the Crusades? To some on the right, the Crusades prefigured the modern wars that have been cast as “civilizational” clashes, such as the so-called war on terrorism. That stereotype relies upon a yet broader myth, an […]

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