/ 15 Aug 2014
In the beginning, planes transported mail. Mr. Juan Trippe, the head of Pan Am, thought by transporting passengers as well he might increase profits. Soon Pan Am established regular passenger routes that led to a revolution in travel. Trips that had previously taken weeks by ship were now accomplished in days.
/ 8 Aug 2014
Ted wanted to get America hooked on the idea that the world, and its experiences were there for us to discover. You just had to get out and see what was waiting for you. Holiday wasn’t counter culture, but it wasn’t mainstream either. It just reveled in idealized beauty, as its founding editor, J. Frank Beaman said in his dedication, “HOLIDAY is... for all of those who see 'go' signs on the horizon..."
/ 1 Aug 2014
Do you remember when Pontiac was a brand? Heck, do you (or can you) remember when they were actually desirable? Yeah it was a while ago. But Messrs. Art Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman are a big part of the reason that Pontiac was very much in demand through the 1960s and early 1970s. They were a creative team with Fitz drawing the cars and Van the scenery and people.
/ 18 Jul 2014
Even if you’d never even heard of the Gaspé Peninsula when you woke up that morning, you’d likely leave the office that day with tickets in hand after seeing a poster’s promise of maritime adventures in that far-flung corner of Quebec. That’s the magic of these vintage posters: with their striking colors and dramatic lettering, they could have made the other side of the street seem alluring.
/ 11 Jul 2014
No, the zero-to-sixty time isn't remarkable nowadays, but it wasn't back then either. And frankly, you were probably better off using a calendar to measure this little Honda's acceleration than a stop-watch. But it was fun, didn't cost a fortune, and helped introduce much of the world to Hondas as cars.
By / 4 Jul 2014
Remember summer road trips of days past to amusement parks? These postcards remind us of rides that are painted in every color of the rainbow, spin and whiz by at dizzying speed, and leave us exhilarated, wanting to hit the road or just cross town with the family piled into the car to enjoy some summer fun. See you on the Cyclone!
/ 20 Jun 2014
As shocking as it might be to my fellow Americans, we don't hold a patent on the national auto racing series. And similar to NASCAR, Japan's JTCC has been running in different iterations since the late 1960s (yes, we know NASCAR is older). Back then the series was virtually dominated by the C10 Skyline GT-Rs...
/ 13 Jun 2014
In many cases they made more sense than indoor theaters from an economic perspective as well as being more attractive to many different types of moviegoers. First of all, they were great for young families that might be less inclined to take a baby to the movies. Teens with access to a car liked dark drive-ins for the obvious reasons...
/ 6 Jun 2014
There's something so great about vintage Japanese car brochures—this one features the 1984 Starlet. Maybe it's the graphic nature of the Japanese characters that makes Japanese brochures look design-y and interesting, or maybe it's the use of lots of bright colors. Don't miss the 1981 Starlet commercials at the bottom of the article!