The family car has evolved from the stagecoach that tamed the Wild West to the modern minivan. The family vehicle represents the changing dynamics of American culture, of the size of family, and growth of the middle class.
In 1886, Karl Benz of Germany created and patented the first automobile which was driven and tested by his adventurous wife Bertha Benz. Germans were the pioneers in automobile engineering during the 19th century, but it was Henry Ford who invented the mass production system that changed the world from a horse or human-powered cart [...]
We’re still in the first quarter of 2011, meaning we’ve got months and months of fascinating automotive news and innovations to look forward to. Whether you are an auto expert or a casual car lover, these facts will keep your engines revved up for the rest of 2011. Here’s what 2011 has in store for [...]