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Collision Warning Systems Originated in the 1959 Cadillac Cyclone

Photo: Alameda (Wikimedia Commons) Collision warning systems have been one of the selling points of cars in recent times. Being able to detect an accident before it happens and be able to react is kind of neat and can be potentially life saving. But did you know that Cadillac had a radar-based collision warning system …

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America’s First Fiberglass Sports Car Was a Beautiful Failure

Photo: Getty Quick: what was America’s first fiberglass sports car? If you just said the Corvette, you would be wrong—but don’t worry, it’s a pretty big misconception (although, you’d be correct if you were assuming the first fiberglass sports car on the market). The Kaiser Darrin 161 hit the scene a year before the Corvette, …

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There’s Someone in South Africa Daily Driving a Crazy Rare Volkswagen Prototype Like It’s No Big Deal

One of my favorite categories of not just cars, but objects in the known universe are little-known old Volkswagen prototypes. That’s why I’m always so delighted when I encounter one I wasn’t previously aware of. Last year, I found out about this amazing South African Beetle-based SUV prototype, and was amazed. Today, I learned that …