Automotive Articles

A Spark of Genius

It may never be known with certainty who first invented the spark plug. The earliest reference dates to 1839 and a series of newspaper articles about Edmond Berger who had created, and was experimenting, with a sparking plug. Another early reference was made when in...

A Story of Innovation

Using Auburn to secure loans Cord began acquiring companies to streamline operations, diversify income streams, and lessen the company’s dependence on other manufacturers. He purchased or acquired controlling interest in Stinson Aircraft, Anstead Engine Company, Lycoming, Limousine Auto Body, and Columbia Axle Company. He also expanded into the commercial market by introducing the Auburn Saf-T-Cab, a car purpose built as a taxi. This led to a limited partnership with Checker Cab Manufacturing Company.

What does Chevrolet and our Mohave County Airports have to do with each other?

The first decades of the 20th century were a period of dramatic transition in the desert southwest. Stagecoaches operated out of Kingman until 1916, and the local Studebaker dealer sold horse drawn wagons and carriages until the early 1920s. Well into the mid-1930s...

The All American Import

If you want to spark some intense conversation during Thanksgiving dinner, here is a suggestion. Mention the fact that Chevrolet began as an import. With everyone's undivided attention you can then clarify that opening and explain that you were talking about the man,...
A Story of Innovation

A Story of Innovation

In the closing years of the 19th century the automobile was little more than a circus sideshow curiosity, and an...

The All American Import

The All American Import

If you want to spark some intense conversation during Thanksgiving dinner, here is a suggestion. Mention the fact that...