These Collectible Cars Fit in Your Pocket

For many kids, little and no-so-little, growing up since the 1970s often netted countless tiny toy cars. Introduced in the 1950s, Matchbox started producing die-cast small-scale replica vehicles in the UK, then started similar production in the US. In 1968, Hot Wheels started producing die-cast vehicles of a slightly different type, more fanciful. Hot Wheels […]

Weighing in on Tesla, Musk, and the Future

Tesla Motors and CEO Elon Musk have done what many entrepreneurs have only dreamed of, bringing something completely new to the automotive market and making a success of it. The beginnings were rocky, and stock prices were stagnant for several years. Since early 2013, though, things have been generally on the rise, with the release […]

Visiting Ireland? Keep These Tips in Mind!

If visiting Ireland, whether you’ve got business, friends, of family – we’re all imports, anyway – you’re probably wondering how you’re going to get around. For some people, getting around is by bus and taxi, or simply by foot in metropolitan areas. For many others, though, a car rental is the way to go, and […]

A Short History of Mickey Thompson Tires

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Genius, determination, and passion are just a few words that could be used to describe the man behind the name, Mickey Thompson Tires. Born in 1928 California, Marion Lee “Mickey” Thompson found his calling on the streets and strips as early as the 1940s. A “hot-rodder” by nature, a determined man, and veritable genius, Mickey […]

Coker Tires for Antique and Classic Car Restoration Projects

In 1958, Harold Coker started Coker Tire Company, in Chattanooga, TN, but there was a problem: It was nearly impossible to find the right tires for classic cars from the 30s and 40s. Already well-versed in automotive restoration, Coker envisioned producing his own vintage-style tires for classic and antique cars, and so Coker Tire Company […]

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