The story of the proliferation of the Ford Mustang is a uniquely American one. Originally designed and brought to market as a new breed of “Pony Style Coupe” which introduced the characteristic long hood and short trunk that would come to be the hallmark of all muscle cars, the Mustang has since transformed into more than a car, it has become an icon.
A woodie is a car body style in which the bodywork is constructed of wood framework, with either infill wood panels or painted metal. While there’s no accounting for taste, HondaReview.com has gathered a collection of the top “ugliest” woodies, based on personal and public opinion.
Based in Japan, Honda is well known for manufacturing plenty of quality, practical vehicles at a rate that just about anybody can afford. Just after World War II came the first endeavors by Honda, and the small-time effort quickly grew into a major success in terms of both automobiles and motorcycle. In order to better appreciate exactly what the company has been able to accomplish in such a short period of time, consider looking through the lengthy history that Honda has created for itself in the following infographic by HondaReview.com.
The modern garage is a far cry from the converted carriage house in which the first cars were housed. Over the years, garages have evolved from an external necessity to an important part of our homes. From necessary storage spaces to outright man caves, IFA Insurance Company looks at the history of the garage in the following infographic.
Throughout history Audi has represented luxury in many countries. Car enthusiasts of all types are drawn to the elegant design and exceptional performance. Check out the infographic below presented by The Auto Gallery to learn more about Audi luxury throughout the years.
Americans sure do love their automobiles, and the Porsche 911 is one of them. The 911 has actually been dubbed America’s favorite sports car, and with good reason. The car has been featured in many motion pictures and has been cherished by fans since the very beginning. Check out the infographic below presented by The Auto Gallery to learn more about the Porsche 911.
The following infographic by K-Seal unveils 5 signs when your engine is in trouble. It provides a quick rundown of a car’s cooling system, what to look out for and a solution to stopping these type of leaks.
Volkswagen is rapidly becoming one the most popular car brands and manufacturers in automotive history. This cleverly designed infographicby Car Loan 4U is a fun and interesting way to see how much growth Volkswagen has achieved, which subsidiary brands it has purchased and what are their plans for expansion: [Click here for full size version]
James Bond – the name synonymous with fast woman, fast cars and Martinis (shaken, not stirred). From his early days in a Sunbeam Alpine, Bentleys and the gorgeous Aston Martin DB5 – to the awesome Lotus Esprit (Special Limited Edition Submarine Version) and Aston Martin Vanquish, with BMW Z3′s, Z8′s and even a Toyota GT in between, this infographic from MotorTradesInsurance.com highlights the cars of the famous secret agent.
I’m a car collector myself. I have one in my fleet: a 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe. Hey, it’s a start. For some of the wealthiest folks in the world, collecting cars isn’t just a hobby: it’s an obsession. These top collectors pour millions into acquiring, maintaining, and showcasing their prized rides.
It is incredibly easy to take automotive advancement for granted. After all, drivers today are enjoying amazingly luxurious vehicles without any knowledge of “how things used to be”. It’s an understandable dynamic, but for fun, and obviously perspective, it can be beneficial to take a look back on where our cars and trucks truly originated, and, even if for a moment, reflect on how far things have come in the last 100 years of automotive engineering.
The following infographic from PartsGeek.com will help you to learn the basics of a standard car engine’s functions and the fundamental roles of each component. In addition, you’ll have a better understanding of what causes mechanical problems that may have been previously difficult to diagnose without the essential familiarity that all car owners should possess.