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Guide to Elvis's Car Collection

Posted on 2023-01-25

Known for transforming the music landscape in the ‘50s, ’60s and '70s, Elvis Presley was a once-in-a-lifetime star. With songs like "Blue Suede Shoes," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Can't Help Falling in Love," Elvis made waves when he burst onto the scene in the early 1950s, shimmying and hip-swinging like no one had before. While he was famous for his music and effortless charm, you might be surprised to know he had a notable car collection, as well. Over his lifetime, Elvis quickly amassed a sizable collection of exciting vehicles. Elvis's car...

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History of Pedal Cars

Posted on 2023-01-25

You might remember a time when pedal cars were the ultimate kid's toy. Maybe one of your neighbors had one. You might have even owned one yourself. Today's high-tech kids' toys just don't have the same simple charm. Pedal cars were stylish yet simple, providing hours of fun for kids of all ages. All you needed was your imagination and a little bit of leg strength, and you were set for a great time. Feeling nostalgic yet? Read on to relive the exciting history of these classic toys. The Beginning: When Were Pedal Cars Invented? Pedal ...

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History of the Snowmobile | Snowmobile Guide

Posted on 2022-12-13

What better way to play in the snow than zipping through it on a snowmobile? These off-road vehicles are one of the top recreational winter activities. They're also crucial for transporting heavy objects like lumber and other vehicles through the harsh winter weather of the Arctic. This post traces the snowmobile back to its simple roots as a converted car. You'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about where the concept originated and how the snowmobile evolved into the winter toy we know and love today. The Origins of the Snowmo...

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The Evolution of Tanks | Tank History

Posted on 2022-12-06

Tanks are well-known for their characteristic armor, mounted guns and the continuous metal tracks that carry them over rugged terrain. They are one of the most iconic symbols of modern warfare, providing their crews superior protection from enemies. But this design took years to perfect, and the combat vehicles we know today looked much different originally.  Tank structure and design have changed over time to better meet the need for effective weapons and protection in war. This complete history of the evolution of tanks provides a detai...

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Best Cars of Mad Max Movies | Mad Max Cars

Posted on 2022-09-13

The Mad Max franchise has been wowing moviegoers for over four decades with its charismatic characters, exciting stunts and thrilling action sequences. Since "The Road Warrior" in 1981, the Mad Max brand has become synonymous with cars. With the arrival of the fourth movie, "Fury Road," in 2015, George Miller transformed the series into an adrenaline-pumping car chase. "Fury Road" put dozens of incredible, tricked-out cars on the screen, giving car fans everywhere a look at some of the edgiest, most fun vehicles in cinema history.  "Fury ...

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A Complete History of Trains in the United States | U.S. Train Guide

Posted on 2022-06-17

Though they were originally questioned like most new sources of travel, trains have come to alter transportation and the world itself, providing a rapid and efficient way to get across vast landscapes. These machines delivered the very materials and equipment that made it possible to develop the entirety of the United States. Although rail transportation has become less common in light of automobiles, trains remain essential today. It's easy to forget just how important trains were to the U.S. and the world. From its ancient beginnings to...

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Top 20 Train Movies | Best Train Films

Posted on 2022-06-17

Since the beginning of cinema, trains have graced the screen, offering fast-paced, action-packed films that were frequent box-office hits. From the classics like "Murder on the Orient Express" to the modern "Snowpiercer," train movies have always captivated audiences. Something about their closely packed, almost claustrophobic atmosphere creates an environment that holds you glued to your seat, anxiously waiting to see what happens next. Trains can provide just more than just action, of course. Some of the most heartwarming scenes in movi...

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Guide to the Titanic | Titanic History

Posted on 2022-05-09

The sinking of the Titanic remains one of the most famous tragedies of all time. Dubbed “unsinkable," the Titanic only needed to brush an iceberg to show mankind's limits on greatness and the fallacy of perfection. It's a story unlike any other, filled with heroes, drama and plenty of myths that still abound today. The tragedy has become immortalized with books and films — new generations are always being brought up to speed with James Cameron's blockbuster Titanic. Although the Jack and Rose story isn't true, there is always that chance ...

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History of Ferguson P99 | The First 4WD F1 Car

Posted on 2022-04-15

Developed and designed by Ferguson Research Ltd., a farming tractor company with aviation DNA, The Ferguson P99 emerged from the need to show the world the power of a vehicle driven with all four wheels. As it stands, it was the car that introduced the world to 4WD with its remarkable victory in Formula 1.  Ferguson P99’s History: The car itself During the infancy of Formula 1, the amount of experimentation and different designs were simply outstanding. The innovations back then still haven't settled on anything. Front-engine, back engin...

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History of Outboard Motors | Outboard Motor Guide

Posted on 2022-02-24

  Today's powerful 400-plus horsepower modern engines feel like entirely different machines from the hand-cranked outboard motors of the past. However, while we've certainly come a long way from those first designs, they were the beginnings of a profitable market that still thrives today.  The history of outboard motors is full of subtle controversy and rich stories intertwined throughout, adding to myth and building substance around the outboard motor. Various people played a role and contributed their ideas to make this machine.  Here i...