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After the steam engine was invented in the early 17th century,
various attempts were made to apply this source of power to self-propelled road
vehicles. Early efforts were unsuccessful, except for those that produced
interesting toys such as the machine developed about 1680 by the English
scientist Sir Isaac Newton, which was propelled by the back pressure of a jet of
steam directed to the rear. The first successful self-propelled road vehicle was
a steam automobile invented in 1770 by the French engineer Nicolas Joseph Cugnot.
It was designed to transport artillery, and it ran on three wheels. In Great
Britain the inventors William Murdock and James Watt constructed another form of
automobile in 1781, and in 1784 they produced a model of a wagon that used the
power of a high-pressure, non-condensing steam engine. The British inventor
William Symington in 1786 built a working model of a so-called steam carriage.
The first automobile to carry passengers was built by the British
inventor Richard Trevithick in 1801. In December of that year, Trevithick
conducted a successful road test of his vehicle, which carried several
passengers, on an open road near his native town, Illogan. His success was due
to the greater efficiency and smaller size of his power unit, which was the
first to have the piston moved by steam at high pressure. Earlier power units
had pistons that moved as a result of atmospheric pressure against the vacuum
produced by the condensation of steam. The quantity of water required for this
condensation necessarily precluded the use of these earlier engines for
vehicles. Their bulk and weight relative to the power developed, moreover, were
such that they could not have moved themselves if mounted on a vehicle. Later,
Trevithick successfully embodied his power plant in a locomotive for rails. He
is considered the founder of both road and rail automotive transportation. In
the United States, the inventor Oliver Evans obtained the first patent on a
steam carriage in 1789. In 1803 he built a self-propelled steam dredge, which is
regarded as the first self-propelled vehicle to operate over American roads.
Improvement in the steam engine and in vehicles continued, especially in
England, and by 1830 steam coaches were in regular daily use to transport
passengers over English roads. Starting in 1831, however, restrictive
legislation in England forced the steam coaches off the roads, and by 1860
development of self-propelled vehicles virtually ceased. In France and Germany,
meanwhile, attention turned to the development of the internal-combustion
The Internal-Combustion Engine
The first internal-combustion engine was designed by the Dutch
scientist Christian Huygens in 1678; it was to have been fueled with gunpowder,
but it was never built. About 1860 a French inventor, Etienne Lenoir, built the
first practical internal-combustion engine; it burned illuminating gas. In 1866
two German engineers, Eugen Langen and Nikolaus August Otto, developed a more
efficient gas engine, and in 1876 Otto built a four-cycle engine, a prototype of
the so-called Otto-cycle engines used in most modern automobiles and airplanes.
The high-speed internal-combustion motor of the German engineer
Gottlieb Daimler revolutionized the automobile industry. His four-cycle,
single-cylinder motor, patented in 1887, achieved speeds many times those of any
previous engine, thereby producing many times the power for the same weight. In
1889 he developed a two-cylinder engine that gave still greater power; the
cylinders were in a V-type configuration. This engine design was adopted by a
French manufacturer, Emile Levassor, who launched experiments in 1891 that
subsequently led his firm, Panhard et Levassor, into automobile manufacture.
Levassor's first automobile, produced in 1894, not only incorporated the Daimler
engine but also was the first car in which the working parts were arranged in
the operational sequence still used in present-day models. That is, the engine
was in front, followed by the clutch, gearbox, propeller shaft, and differential
and driving axle. The superiority of the high-speed Daimler engine over the then
highly developed steam engine was conclusively demonstrated at the famous
Paris-Bordeaux Race of 1895. The first car, propelled by a Daimler engine, came
in six hours ahead of the second car, and the next three cars to finish were all
propelled by Daimler engines. Another pioneer with the gasoline engine was the
German engineer Karl Benz, who in 1885, working independently of Daimler,
produced a mechanically propelled tricycle.
In the United States, pioneer automobile manufacturers were very
active in the 1890s. Charles Edgar Duryea and his brother Frank Duryea brought
out their horseless carriage in 1892-1893; the design of 1894 had two cylinders.
Elwood Haynes constructed his automobile about the same time, and Alexander
Winton produced his in 1896. Henry Ford produced his first car, an experimental
model, in 1893.
The Selden Patent
An important development in the commercial and industrial history
of the motor vehicle in the United States was the patent applied for in 1879 by
George Baldwin Selden, a lawyer in Rochester, New York. By legal technicalities,
the actual issuing of this patent was delayed until 1895, so that the original
patent rights did not expire until 1912. This patent covered the application of
an internal-combustion engine to the propulsion of a vehicle. It included the
combination of such a motor with a clutch, or similar engaging and disengaging
device in the train of mechanism, by which the motor drove the propelling
wheels. It also covered the use of reducing gear, by which the propelling wheels
could be driven at speeds lower than that of the motor shaft. Several leading
companies took licenses under the patent, but others, led by Ford, refused to do
so, leading to litigation that continued from 1903 to 1911. This litigation
terminated in the decision that Selden's patent was not infringed because it was
valid only for an automobile driven by an engine of the specific type described
in the patent, instead of the four-cycle engine then in universal use.
By the time the Selden patent suit ended, 600,000 automobiles were
being operated in the United States, some driven by steam, some by gasoline, and
some by electricity. These cars were almost all open models of the roadster and
phaeton, or touring-car, type. Before that time motoring had been regarded
primarily as a sport; from then on it was increasingly considered a means of
Rise of U.S. Automaking
To meet the growing demand for automobiles of all types, Ford
greatly speeded up production by introducing, in 1913, the conveyor belt to
carry automobile parts on assembly lines. Another important influence in the
subsequent growth of the automobile industry was the formation at this time of
the organization then known as the Automobile Board of Trade and now named the
Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association. Members of the organization, which
today embraces all automobile manufacturers in the United States, made a
cross-licensing agreement whereby any member company might use the patents
controlled by any other member, without the payment of royalties. The virtue of
the agreement was that it established a custom of "patents for use,"
instead of patents as advantages to be monopolized and exploited. Under the
agreement, patent rights were shared so that better automobiles might be made,
no matter who might make them.
Many early U.S. manufacturers located their plants in and about
Detroit. This is where the home establishments of the manufacturers of all the
passenger-car and most of the motor-truck vehicles produced in the United States
are now located.
While Ford was perfecting his Model T, the General Motors
Corporation (GM) was established in 1908 by William C. Durant, who combined the
Buick, Oldsmobile, and Oakland companies and, later, Cadillac, to form GM. The
firm started by Louis Chevrolet was added in 1918. General Motors weathered
numerous financial crises in its early years, finally gaining stability when the
Du Pont family bought much GM stock in 1920. The invention by Charles F.
Kettering of the electric self-starter in 1912 was a benchmark in U.S.
automotive development, but others quickly followed, including balloon tires in
1921. Among other U.S. automotive pioneers were the brothers John Dodge and
Horace Dodge, machinists and bicycle builders, for whom the Dodge car is named;
Walter P. Chrysler, a railroad worker who later formed Chrysler Corporation; and
John N. Willys, whose company won worldwide fame during World War II as a
manufacturer of military Jeeps.
Since its inception, the automotive industry has shown a steady
expansion, with the exception of the years during World War II when its plants
were converted to the production of war materials. In 1978 motor-vehicle
production reached an all-time high of 12,878,000 units, including about 9.2
million cars. In the aftermath of the fuel shortages of 1973-74, U.S.
motor-vehicle production was less than 9 million units by 1975. In the late
1970s, however, production had recovered to about 11 million units.
The Modern Auto Industry
By 1980, more than 300 million cars and 85 million trucks and buses
were operating throughout the world, forming an indispensable transportation
network. In the United States, automobile registrations stood at about 114
million, with 30 million commercial vehicles in operation.
Germany's Volkswagen sent its first shipments of autos, popularly
known as Beetles, to the United States in the early 1950s and eventually became
a major force in the U.S. auto industry, opening a U.S. assembly plant in
Pennsylvania in 1978 and planning another for Michigan for 1983. British and
French automakers also enjoyed growth in exports to the United States during the
1950s. In 1959 the French shipped in a record 187,000 units and the British a
record 208,000 units. In that year, U.S. auto manufacturers introduced their
first lines of small "compact" cars to compete with imports, and
initially they were successful. In later years, however, size and weight were
added to these models, once again leaving the smallest-size market to exporters,
notably the Japanese.
The first Japanese imports to the United States-16 compact
pickups-arrived in 1956. Ten years later Japanese vehicle imports reached 65,000
units. By 1980, the Japanese claimed 2.1 million sales in the United States. The
Japanese firm Honda built an assembly plant in Ohio that began production in
1982, and another Japanese firm, Nissan, constructed a plant in Tennessee that
began producing compact pickup trucks in 1983.
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- Antique Automobile Club of
America - Dedicated to perpetuating the memories of early automobiles by
encouraging their history, collection and use.
Restorers of Southern Minnesota - The purpose of this club is to drive
old cars and to socialize with others that have the same interests.
- Divco Club of America -
The mission of the club is to promote the preservation, restoration,
operation and history of Divco Trucks, Milk Trucks, and other Multi-Stop
- Gladstone Vintage and
Classic Car Club - Located in Queensland, Australia the club caters to
classic and vintage cars and stationary engines. The site includes restored
cars, classifieds and restoration articles.
- Historical Car Club of
Pennsylvania - Dedicated to continuing the enjoyment of antique car
activities. The club often provides antique cars in support for community
events such as parades, shows and other community affairs.
- Horseless Carriage Club of
America - Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of pre-1916
automobiles from all around the world.
- Horseless Carriage
Foundation, Inc. - Established in 1985 to make automobile research and
restoration information readily available to hobbyists, restorers, and
scholars world wide.
- Pierce-Arrow Society
- With members world wide the society is dedicated to the history and
preservation of Pierce-Arrow Motor Cars, trucks, Pierce bicycles,
motorcycles and Pierce-Arrow Travelodge trailers.
- Society of Automotive
Historians, Inc. - For the vintage, antique, Classic, and collectible
vehicle scholar. Provides journal, events, contact details and links.
- Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society
- An all-make club catering for enthusiasts who share an interest in Veteran
cars, Vintage cars and Classic cars and who live in the South East of
- Veteran Motor Car Club of
America - The purpose of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America is to
encourage the acquisition, preservation, and restoration of antique and
historically significant automobiles.
- Vintage and Classic Car Club
of India - The Vintage and Classic Car Club of India. Includes events,
gallery and membership information.
and Classic Car Club of Kenya - Formed in 1988 the clubs caters for
those with an interest in Vintage or Classic vehicles. The Club's activities
are various including Runs and Outings, Video Evenings and Talks.
- Vintage Car Club of New
Zealand - Information on upcoming events, membership and the magazine.
- Vintage Sports-Car Club
- This UK club seeks the preservation and competition of Vintage sports
cars. The site includes library, events, news and membership information.
Auto Museums - North America
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P. Sloan Museum - Honoring General Motors' first president at this
museum, the site offers a virtual walk through the gallery or a glimpse at
the beginning of our largest industry. Students of this topic will find
enough information to get a Ph.D. in automotive history.
Antique Auto And Buggy Museum - An auto and buggy museum located in
Helen, GA, where most vehicles on display are for sale.
- Antique Automobile Club Of
America - AACA, an authority on collecting and restoring 'antiques and
classics' through its members, has a multi-use site at the hobby's 'Mecca'
in Hershey, PA. Museum is under development.
- The Art Car Museum
- Exhibits examples such as the Wrought Iron VW Bug, the Red
High-Heeled-Shoe Trike and many other wondrous creations.
- The Auburn
Cord Duesenberg Museum - Located in the art-deco styled national
headquarters of the former Auburn (Indiana) Automobile Company the museum
contains 115 classic cars. "It's a Duesy".
- Auto World Car
Museum - In addition to about 70 rare cars the Fulton, Missouri, museum
has hit and miss steam engines, 400+ china doll heads, and a collection of
books and memorabilia about the Kennedy family.
- Blackhawk Automotive
Museum - Part of the U of C at Berkeley, the museum houses historical
automobiles and related artifacts. Automotive art is displayed and
explained, as it matures as part of our culture.
- Canadian National
Museum Of Science And Technology - As one of Canada's four National
Museums, it has a multi-faceted site and displays. Included is a section on
'Land Transportation', with changing automobile exhibits.
- Cole Land Transportation
Museum - Exhibits the history of land transportation in Maine with a
collection of over 200 vehicles.
- The Cyber Museum
- Despite the name, this 10,000 sq.ft. private museum contains Indian
motorcycles, Hot Rods, Street Rods, Muscle Cars from the 60s and 70s and
other motor vehicles.
Villeneuve Museum - Dedicated to the memory of Canada's famous Ferrari
Formula 1 driver.
- Harold E. LeMay Museum
- The Guinness Book of Records recognizes this private collection as the
largest in the world with more than 2,300 antique and classic cars dating
from 1903. A new museum is planned next to the Tacoma Dome in Washington.
- Hays Antique Truck
Museum - This unique collection of over 100 antique trucks is a rich
educational resource for those interested in the history of trucking.
- Henry Ford Museum And
Greenfield Village - Largest indoor/outdoor museum in North America. The
"Automobile in American Life" exhibit is a tour along a
display-highway of the "creme de la chrome" of more than 100 cars.
Many unique cars and other transportation devices. G.V. depicts "what
America made, made America".
Motorsports Hall Of Fame - Three buildings at the Taladega Superspeedway
contain Winston Cup cars, the Mach 1 land speed-record holder, stock cars
and a photo gallery filling one building.
- Larz Anderson Auto Museum -
"Brass era collection of Larz and Isabel Anderson's cars and rotating
exhibits located in a historic carriage house on a 64 acre park."
U.S.A., Inc. - Antique and classic automobile restoration shop and
museum, featuring news commentator Paul Harvey's restored 1938 Nash
- Midget Auto
Racing Museum And High Banks Hall Of Fame - A new Museum at the world's
fastest dirt-racing track will honor past and present drivers who honed
their skills at this track. They include Parnelli Jones, A.J.Foyt, Tony
Stewart, Jeff Gordon and many more.
- The Museum
Of Automobile History - The largest 'Automobilia' museum in the world,
in Syracuse NY, with over 10k objects of poster art, toys, trivia and
models, show the car as people have seen it, loved it and laughed at it.
- The Museum Of
Automobiles Atop Petit Jean Mountain - The headquarters of the Mid
America Old Time Auto Association (MOTAA) in Arkansas houses rare vehicles
from the Rockefeller collection. Built-in-Arkansas, Climber Tourer cars from
the early 1920s, add a chapter to the automotive history.
- National Automotive And
Truck Museum Of The United States - The NATMUS collection ranges from
1907 to the present. Taken for granted and often abused, trucks bring us the
products which we use daily. Few industries have had as much effect on
American Society as the trucking industry.
- The National
Corvette Museum - Dedicated to the designers, competitors and people
connected with, and by, "America's Sportscar" the impressive NCM
shows examples of all models manufactured since its inception in 1953. Also
shown are concept Corvettes, one-offs and Corvettes in competition.
- The NHRA
Motorsport Museum - A virtual tour of Drag-Racing's museum in Los
Angeles reviews the sport's history from the early days to the 1990s. Many
"quarter-mile-stone" cars and 'rails' are shown and described, as
well as speed record holders and others.
Carolina Transportation Museum - Automobile and rail transportation in
- Performance Car
Museum - Exhibits American "muscle" cars, including sports
cars owned by celebrities.
- The Petersen Automotive
Museum - The Automobile and Los Angeles. From rare cars to classics,
over 200 vehicles at any one time. The Petersen (automotive) Publishing
Group has established one of the most prestigious places of the car culture
outside of manufacturer's museums. Slide shows, short videos and movies
online balance entertainment with education.
Alberta Museum - One of Canada's largest museums celebrates the 'Spirit
of the Machine' through its wide-ranging collection. Listed are the vehicles
on display. Yearly restoration workshops are offered.
Twenties Antique Car Museum - Featured are 32 vintage automobiles from
Virginia's largest family collection, along with stationary engines,
horse-drawn equipment, old farm tools, period advertising and a myriad of
- S. Ray Miller Auto
Museum - Collection includes vintage automobiles, Classic Car Club of
America winners, as well as Antique Automobile Club of America National
- Sarasota Car
Museum - Built in 1952, it is the 3rd oldest automobile museum in the
United States. It has over 100 exhibit and spans nearly ten decades of
automotive history beginning with the horseless carriage.
- The Seal Cove
Auto Museum - One of the best antique brass car collections in the
world. The collection includes over 100 rare and beautiful automobiles, and
over 30 antique motorcycles.
National Museum - Seeking to preserve the Studebaker heritage, being the
only company to span the time from settlers' wagons to high performance
automobiles. View 114 years of automotive history, from the Studebaker
family's Conestoga Wagon to the last car to roll off the assembly line. The
museum features over seventy unique vehicles, from presidential carriages to
the record setting 1928 Great Race Car.
- Tallahassee Antique Car Museum
- Southeast's finest collections of rare automobiles and unique
- Walter P.
Chrysler Museum - The Chrysler museum houses examples of many vehicles
made by the companies associated with the Chrysler name over the years, from
its origin to the present day; from the great classics to the 'muscle cars'
to the 'cab-forward' era.
- The Wheels
Museum - Located in 350,000 square feet of the Santa Fe Railroad Shops,
this trade show, exposition center and museum under development will
showcase every type of transportation vehicle, past and present.
Candle Car Museum - The hobby of a successful businessman is shared with
visitors to South Deerfield, Massachusetts, where he displays a great
variety of motor vehicles.
Auto Museums - World-Wide
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- Alfa Romeo
Museum - A virtual tour on this site honors the legendary men and
machines of Alfa Romeo. The names Ferrari, Ascari, Campari, Nuvolari and
others are forever connected with the four-leaf clover cars.
Autoworld Museum - Brussels museum with a collection of more than 400
vintage automobiles, most from the collection of Ghislain Mahy. On display
is the entire history of the automobile, from 1886 to the 1970s.
- Birmingham and
Midland Museum Of Transport - Over 80 preserved buses and coaches, plus
local transport related memorabilia.
- BMW Zentrum - BMW's
Art Car Collection. Classic motorcycles. Formula I and II race cars.
Environmental initiatives including alternative fuels. Even the Z3 roadster
James Bond 007 drove in "Goldeneye". All of this, and more on this
- The Bugatti Trust -
Beautiful photographs and information about these antique cars. See also:
- Cars Of The Stars
- James Bond Collection: Aston Martin DBS, driver George Lazenby in 'On Her
Majesty's Secret Service,' Aston Martin DB5, driver Pierce Brosnan in 'Goldeneye,'
Lotus Esprit Turbo, driver Roger Moore in 'For Your Eyes Only.'
- Ferrari And Abarth
Museum - Fabricio Violati, former Italian two-wheel- and European
Sportscar champion, displays two of his favorite makes in San Marino.
- Ford Museum Holland -
Click on the flag for the desired language and get info on the historical
development of body styles in the largest private collection of Ford
vehicles in the world. Contact the museum for serial number verification and
parts for pre-war Fords.
- Heritage Motor
Centre - The UK's most comprehensive collection of historic and classic
British vehicles including: MG, Mini, Land Rover, Range Rover. List of
Hockenheimring - This German Grand Prix circuit, with decades of
tradition, is exhibiting racing-motorcycles, cars and world-record vehicles
from antiques to the current.
- Musée National
de l'Automobile. Collection Schlumpf - This museum exhibits more than
400 exceptional cars (Bugattis, Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Ferraris...) in a
modern scenography with the latest interactive equipment. An astonishing
visit for all the family.
- Museum Of Transport -
Over 80 beautifully restored buses and coaches from 1890 to 1980. Take a
virtual tour, study the displays or follow links to other transport museums.
Located in Manchester.
Motor Museum - The newest - April 2000 - museum in Wales displays over
40 cars, giving a complete history of the motor car.
- Scottish Vintage Bus
Museum - Museum of historic bus restoration in Scotland, it houses some
150 vehicles on a 49-acre site at Lathalmond.
Automobile And Aviation Museum - The 140 cars, motorcycles and planes
are listed in chronological order. There are several very interesting cars,
but no pictures or description.
Museum - The main site's 'History' link offers an excellent presentation
by way of color-coded time-lines, leading to categories such as Pioneer
Vehicles, Luxury, Styling, Mass-Production, Technology Development, etc.
Many makes are pictured and described in this context; Japanese automotive
history is well presented.
- VW Auto Museum
- This part of the Volkswagen auto-city shows a time line, in pictures and
description, of its models to the present.
- Wheelife Centre Scotland
- Features classic and vintage cars, caravans, motorcycles, showing British
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- Add-Vintage Motors
- Complete auto restoration services including metal forming, expert
mechanical and electrical, and concours paint. Serving the entire U.S.
Body Work - Specializing in the restoration of vintage and classic
vehicle bodywork at affordable prices.
Plastic Chrome - Specializing in the restoration of chrome, paint and
plastic dash bezel of classic and muscle cars.
- Auto Body and Restorations
/ Collision - Auto Body and Restorations / Collision
- Auto Body Store -
Information, tools, supplies and equipment that can help you achieve
exquisite results when restoring automobiles.
- Auto Color Library
- Complete color chip archive back to the 1930's all on-line, with certified
restoration color matches available.
- Auto Instruments
- Instrument restoration for vintage and classic cars.
- Auto Restorations by Dean
- Restorations and collision repair done in Pennsylvania.
Restore - A Wisconsin company with 30 years experience in auto
- Auto Restorer On-Line
- Restoration project gallery, restoration tips, free classified ads, and
- Auto Wrecks Inc -
National wholesale and retail used auto parts, salvage, rebuildables,
rebuilt and used autos.
Advertising of Yesteryear - Automotive related advertising from 1930s
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- Back 40 Autobody
- Everything from autobody to custom; fiberglass, welding, graphics.
- Barrett Designs
- We create unique interiors motorcycle seats and more.
- BeadBlaster.com -
Glass bead blasting services for auto restorers and enthusiasts. Description
of services, price and contact information.
Motorcars - "A reputation for quality work" Car and Driver
Sales, Pebble Beach winning restorations, race, track, street car repairs
and preperation, engine overhauls. NY.
- Bramhall Classic
Autos - A Toronto based company catering to buyers and sellers of
Classic Cars and other vehicles. We act as brokers for vehicles, have a
widely respected appraisal service, manage restoration projects.
- Bresco Vehicle Services
- Bresco is one of the largest suppliers of fasteners to the classic car
- Buick Street -
BuickStreet.com is a showcase of classic Buicks with quality photos,
interesting owner stories lots of handy Buick links.
Vintage Restorations - Specializing in pre-1967 air-cooled Porsches and
Volkswagen Type II's.
- Buskirk-Rush RV
- GMC motorhome service and restoration specialist.
Classics - Britain's restoration workshop for NOS and used parts.
and Stripes Vinyl Auto Graphics - Airbrushed graphics for your auto from
mild to WILD including flames!
Motors Pty Ltd - Australia - Specialize in the repair and restoration of
- The Classic Car
Attic - Over 5,000 resources from around the world.
- Classic Car Decals
- specialize in providing reproduction decals and stickers to replace the
ones originally fitted by manufacturers on classic cars.
- Classic Car Garage
- Viewers can follow the project car's progress and get information about
the show as well as tips.
Cars at The Guild - classic car restoration, restoration articles,
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- Classic Euro Auto
- British classic car restoration specialists.
- Clock Works -
Full-time automotive clock service center. Over 13,000 units serviced. Most
service completed within 24 hours.
Motor Engineering - Servicing, repair and restoration of Jaguars &
Restorers, Ltd. - Advice on rebuilding your classic Cobra, parts and
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veteran and vintage cars, particularly Rolls-Royce Ghosts and Phantoms.
- Collector Car
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- Croft Classic
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- Crow Custom Cast
Welding - We provide a Cast Metal Restoration Service. We specialize in
the restoration of automotive parts. Such as Cylinder Heads, Manifolds,
Engine Blocks, etc.
- Crow Engineering
- Jaguar engine rebuilders.
- Diesel Engine
Trader - Diesel Engine Trader is a web site designed to help connect
buyers and sellers of diesel engines.
- Don Barry Classic
Mustangs - Specializing in the sale of restored Mustang cars. Providing
technical assistance & full service installation/ service shop. Find new
& used parts for classic Mustangs.
- DR Distributing - A
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- Eagle Auto
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- Eastwood Automotive
- Source of tools and supplies for restoring or customizing.
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- Falcon Enterprises -
The parts currently available to restore the Ford Falcon automobile.
- FBody Motorsports
- We specialize in 82-02 F-Body Restoration, Performance, New and Used
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- Fellion's Auto
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Classic Restorations - Final Additions is a complete ground up
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- Flitz Polishing Products
- Polishing products used on metals, plastics, paint and other surfaces.
- 1955 Ford Customline Tudor
- Follow the restoration of a 1955 Ford Customline.
Ford Econoline Restoration Project - Ongoing history of efforts to
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- Gold Coast Auto
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including trim work and leather.
Engineering, Ltd. - A small business run by motoring enthusiasts and
offering expert repair, restoration and transportation of vintage, classic
and racing vehicles.
- Hand's Elderly Auto
Care - Restores, repairs and maintains vintage automobiles from 1900 to
- Hot Rods etc - Home
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- Hot Rods &
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restoration (stock or custom), of classic American cars, trucks, and Hot
Rods of all kinds.
- Intellitronix -
Offers instrumentation, digital gauges and analog gauges.
- Jeff Lilly Restorations,
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rods and other automobiles.
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Custom auto painting, automotive restoration, and classic automotive
Body Shop - Offers antique car restoration, collision, and painting
Kay Restorations - Classic car restoration specializing in Aston Martin.
- Langka™ - Offers easy
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Porsche Pages - Maintenance and restoration of the Porsche 914.
- Lesco Engine Rebuilding
- Engine rebuilding of Vintage Racing,Classic & Historic Car engines
Warrior - History, technical information and restoration tips for
military vehicle M35 6x6 Army Cargo Trucks.
Carriage Craft - Re-veneering and polishing vehicle interiors to
- M.D. Classic Auto
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Midwest. Expert knowledge of all makes, specializing in GM vehicles.
- MG Panel
Reproduction Specialists - Specialist in manufacturing a range of parts
and panels for various types of MG's including T series.
- Mitchells -
Providing the car industry and amateurs worldwide with refinishing products
such as paint and solvents.
- MoPar Mel's Classic
Car Restorations - Restores Chrysler cars. Located in Minnesota.
- MotorChek - Is an
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- Muscle Car
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- Northwest Classic Falcons
- A catalog of Falcon, Comet and Econoline auto restoration parts.
- The POR-15 Store -
Online source for POR-15 Rust Preventive Coatings and restoration supplies
for your classic car. FREE CATALOG
808 - How to 'improve' a Mazda 808 or RX3 coupe.
GS350 California - Documenting the restoration of a 1969 Buick Skylark
- Q's Classics -
Specializing In Vintage Vehicles Restoration, Repair, Sales, and Service.
- Quality Restoration &
Street Rods - Metal fabrication, wiring, repair work of all types,
including five star paint jobs, is available for your classic, antique or
dream car at our family run shop.
- RD Audio
- Modern Radios that are actually made to fit in your classic cars without
altering the original fit.
- R. J. & L.
Automotive Fasteners - Specializing in manufacturing and suppling
moulding trim clips and fasteners.
Relic Recyclery - Photos and descriptions of classic American cars the
author has restored, or is in the process of restoring.
- Rennsport Automotive,
Inc. - Westchester based automotive repair and restoration specialist of
Mercedes, Porsches, Jaguars, VW's and other european margue vehicles.
- Restoration Magik
- Sean Malone's Classic Car Restoration Services, Inc. We are a restoration
shop that specializes in restoration and customizing of classics and new
vehicles as well. We are located in west central Minnesota.
- Restoration, service and
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service and sale of classic MGs, Triumphs, Morgans and other fine British
- Ricks Old classic
car site - General information about classic cars.
Restoration Products - Rivergate five speed conversion kits for
- Rod Stuff - Quality
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- Scott Grundfor Co.
- Mercedes Benz restoration and sales of. Site includes tips for restorers,
cars for sale, history of the company.
- Sik-Pup -
Specialty vehicles, by Caroline Coach Works; with picture gallery.
- SMS Auto Restoration -
SMS Auto Restoration Inc. is proud to offer a professionally rebuilt HOOD
Spitfire 1500 Restoration Site - Progress of a 1980 Triumph Spitfire
- Star Motors -
Specializing in Mercedes Benz big block V-8
- Transtech Services, Inc.
- Bodyshop Supplies Speciality Products. Transtech products enable you to
give quality care to your customers' prized vehicles.
Baker and his 62 Chevy restoration - A step by step descriptive site
dedicated to the restoration on a 1962 Chevy Stepside.
- Turbine Car - A site
dedicated to the Chrysler's Turbine Car.
Automotive Paint Coatings - Complete product and application data for
popular range of Australian made automotive coatings for all motor vehicles.
Headlamp Restoration - We have the facilities and the know-how to
restore or replicate any vintage headlamp.
Washer Pump Clinic - Info on how to restore, replace, and maintain your
electric windshield washer pump for Ford products in early to mid '60's
Restorations - We restore woodgrained interior parts for antique,
custom, and classic automobiles. Located in Burleson, Texas.
- Zero Rust - Industrial
strength rust and corrosion control paints.