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      Well, it’s that time of year again when families are beginning to look at their vacation schedule and perhaps plan their fun places to take the family camping. The MotorCities National Heritage Area is an affiliate of the National Park Service and its members enjoy the great outdoors as they travel to parks across the nation.

      This story is about the early days of camping and the millions ...
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      One of the greatest racing car drivers of all times was Mario Andretti. Mario, who also has a twin brother named Aldo, was born on February 28, 1940 in Montana near Trieste, in Northern Italy. The Andretti brothers spent over three years in a displaced persons camp following the partition of Trieste.

      The Andretti family eventually immigrated to the United States in 1955 and settled in the community of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. As a child, Mario Andretti idolized Italian race car driver Mr. Alberto Ascari, who later died in automobile accident on May, 26 1955. Mario and his twin brother loved auto-racing and even as children would play together making automotive racing engine sounds in their home.

      During the early years, the two Andretti brothers entered into the Formula Junior Racing Program that was developed for young adults. They both grew to be very successful with racing. However, at an early age, Mario's brother Aldo crashed his vehicle, was hospitalized, and later was in a coma due to the unfortunate incident. Mario's journey started in the 1950's when he and his brother rebuilt and modified a 1948 Hudson model. ...
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      The 1970's reflected the muscle car era with great news of power and excitement for consumers and enthusiast of all ages. Even today, many people still enjoy sharing fond memories and great stories about a Chrysler muscle car they previously owned. In 1970, the Dodge product line offered a new style of models for the consumer market. Using the advertising theme "You Could Be Dodge Material", Dodge was able to attract new buyers. This story is about those exciting styling models Dodge sold during a time when amazing designers influenced impressive designs for the automotive industry.


      In 1970, Mr. Lynn Townsend was Chairman and Mr. John Riccardo , was president of the Chrysler Corporation. Their goals were to move the Chrysler Corporation forward with breathtaking new designs and interesting new products. Some of the individuals, who were also responsible for the development of the 1970 styling themes were Mr. Elwood P. Engel, who was in charge of styling, and many talented designers such as Mr. John E . Herlitz, Mr. Dick Macadam, Mr Richard Sias, Bill Brownlie and Darin Yazejian. ...
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      The entire family will enjoy the largest and most thrilling all-Ford event in the world. Ford, Mercury and Lincoln fans will have a showcase of over 2,200 vehicles to check out on the National Parts Depot showfield. During this event, you will enjoy great indoor displays of concepts, customs and historically-significant cars and trucks; test drives by Ford Motor Company, a burnout competition, activities for the kids, industry guests, giveaways, NHRA drag racing, autocross for all skill levels and club gatherings. The excitement continues with a shopping experience you won’t soon forget as part of the enormous swap meet, car corral and the Manufacturers Midway for the best in parts buying.

      New to this event is Early-Bird Thursday. By attending on Thursday, anyone interested in looking for a deal as part of the swap meet or car corral can get a jump on those who may not arrive until Friday or later. Admission costs apply for Thursday, however; there is no charge for parking in Carlisle owned and operated lots. ...
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      In 1955, Chrysler presented its new line of cars to the general public Friday, October 29, 1954 - November, 17, 1954. The new line of vehicles was called the "Forward Look". From bumper to bumper and from their frames to their roof designs, the new Chrysler De Soto, Dodge, Imperial, and Plymouth models were completely restyled. It was a fresh, new and contemporary approach to car design.


      Plymouth was a great automotive leader in making and selling affordable cars. In addition to great power and performance, the new 1955 Plymouth models also produced sales advantages within the markets among new car buyers. The Plymouth models were introduced on November 17, 1954 and many models and color combinations were offered to the buying public. The advertising campaign introduced the new models as the "Young in Heart". 1955 was the year that brought the automotive industry out of the slump of 1954. The corporation spent over $250 million dollars on design development and tooling costs, which later proved to be a great investment. ...
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      When you hear the name AMT, many of you will probably ask the question, who was AMT? What did the company manufacture? The AMT Corporation, which stood for Aluminum Model Toys, was located in Michigan and was one of the largest and leading manufacturing toy companies in the world to produce toy cars or scale models for Chrysler, General Motors, Ford, Packard, and Studebaker. The company was created by Mr. West Gallogy Sr. an attorney, Mr. George Toteff, ...
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      Sacramento, CA - Come out and enjoy the sun gleaming off the gorgeous cars at Vettes for Vets & American Muscle on Memorial Day 10 am - 3 pm. Monday, May 26th will be a great day of sunshine and memorial for our veterans who will enjoy a 50/50 raffle, hot delicious food, FREE museum admission, and an up-close look at the Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" helicopter. Veterans and spectators can enjoy the glorious car show for FREE in the parking lot south of the Museum, so bring the whole family!

      A great addition to this car show is that everyone who joins us will get to see a real military helicopter up-close and even get to climb inside! The Bell UH-1 Iroquois, unofficially "Huey", is a military helicopter powered by a single, turbo shaft engine, with a two-bladed main rotor and tail rotor. The helicopter was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet the United States Army's requirement for a medical evacuation. The display of this helicopter is made possible by Chapter North of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (CCN-VHPA). ...
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      The Corvette was born in 1953 and in less than ten years, the face of the car changed dramatically, especially in areas related to performance and competition. One of the driving forces behind this evolution was National Corvette Hall of Fame member Zora Duntov. Duntov had many visions during his time with General Motors, but in 1962, he dreamed up a car that was unlike ...
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      Carlisle Ford Nationals Honor the History of Ford with this Gathering of RARE Fords
      Thursday, March 6, 2014

      As Carlisle Events celebrates its 40th Anniversary season, the 2014 schedule will host some additional milestones, including 110 years of Ford and the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang as part of the Carlisle Ford Nationals. By combining the season-long Carlisle celebration with the Ford honors, the annual summer ...
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      During the 1950's, Mr. Andrew A. Kucher, who was Ford's Vice President of engineering and the head of the Scientific Laboratory was the visionary behind a new concept model called the Levacar Mach I by Ford Motor Company. The Levacar Mach I was unique due to its styling and was designed for only one passenger. During the early stages of its development inside Ford's design studio, ...

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