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Rudge Knock-Off Wheels Drive Vintage German Sports Car Collectors Wild

Photo: European Collectibles There is a vintage wheel that, when equipped to a rare old Porsche 356 or Mercedes 300SL Gullwing will see collectors salivate and break open their piggy banks to shell out tens of thousands. If the car was optioned with them from the factory, it might be as dear as a 6-figure …

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That Awesome Snowmobile Model T in “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town” is a Real Thing

Screenshot: Rankin Bass Productions I’ve been binge-watching Christmas films with my fiancé over the past few weeks, including my personal favorites, the Rankin-Bass stop motion features—including the beloved Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town. In and around my fiancé blowing my mind with facts I did not know (“Did you know that’s Fred Astaire?” “What??”), …

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Sara Christian Competed in the First Ever NASCAR Race and Is the Only Woman To Score a Top Five Finish

Photo: Getty Images The path to women taking part in sanctioned American racing had to start somewhere. Long before women like Danica Patrick and Jennifer Jo Cobb were getting behind the wheel of stock cars, we had women like Sara Christian setting the stage—and at the first ever NASCAR race to boot. Like her successor …

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Women Were Banned From Motorsport After Joan Newton Cuneo Demolished the Best Racers of Her Era

Photo: Paul Thompson (Getty) As the last of four daughters to a family hoping for at least one son, Joan Newton’s family indulged her in all of the adrenaline-packed activities that were considered wildly improper for a late 19th century Victorian gal. The Newtons couldn’t have known that their tomboy daughter would go on become …

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Divers Find a 1927 Chevrolet Coupe in a Lake Huron Shipwreck

Screenshot: CNN Divers in Lake Huron have recently discovered the wreckage of a ship named the Manasoo. While neat in an of itself, the wreckage revealed a perfectly preserved piece of history: a 1927 Chevrolet Coupe. The Manasoo sank in Georgian Bay during September 1928. A storm wracked the ship, which pointed out a pretty …