No Junk: Automotive Recycling Is Big Business

Many materials go into the creation of a modern vehicle. Luckily, almost all of them are recyclable, and the businesses responsible for breaking it all down can manage a profit significant enough to be providing such a service. With so many cars being recycled and consumers shifting from a do-it-yourself mindset in regards to maintenance […]

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Truck Sales Tough It Out and Climb to the Top

Pickup trucks. Considering the economy, who’d have thought? Three of the top five selling vehicles in the United States are pickup trucks: the Ford F Series, the Chevy Silverado and the Dodge Ram. These three icons of the American automotive industry together sold over 121,000 units in September 2013 alone. That’s more than the Civic, […]

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Drydocked Mauretania (1906)

RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson for the British Cunard Line, and launched on 20 September 1907. She was the world’s largest and fastest ship until the launch of the RMS Olympic in 1911.

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The Real Winner in War? Automotive Design

LaCrosse Missile SystemIt’s painful to say, but it looks like war creates innovative and lasting designs. A country’s designers and engineers seem to do their best work with a “gun to their heads” – speaking figuratively, of course.

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7 of the Coolest Cars Ever Made

The Oak Ridge Boys used to sing about how hard it was to be cool in a mini van. Sometimes it seems it’s hard to be cool in any car – 20 percent of all cars today are white, 20 percent are silver and 20 percent are black. That gives you an idea of how homogenous most of the current crop of cars is. It’s hard to be cool in the midst of these kinds of statistics.

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