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Can You Guess the Auto Emblem?

Auto company emblems are not just creative representations, they may also hold some history of the automaker itself. See if you can guess the automobile company responsible for the following emblems. Emblem Description: A women leaning forward. The billowing cloth...

Auto Talk: Who Owns Who?

The 21st century automotive ruling class contains as many intermarriages as 19th century European aristocracy. Take Toyota, for example. They actually own Lexus and Scion, so next time you hop into a plush Lexus, look a little closer and you may see some design cues...

The Color Psychology of Cars

Have you done any research into color psychology? You may have heard that red interiors in restaurants can energize diners’ appetites and that pastels can be relaxing. Colors affect our emotions, behavior, and actual physiological processes such as heart rate...

Car Fun: Cinema Car Trivia

Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark Fun Fact: To make the noise of the boulder barreling toward Indiana, the sound engineers recorded a car rolling with the engine off. Bonus Fact: To make the trucks’ motors sound even more threatening for the chase...

Secrets of the New Car Smell

Is the distinctive new car smell manufactured? In the Model T days, new car smells probably weren’t engineered. Now, carmakers have fragrance chemists responsible for creating a car’s signature fragrance. (No wonder new cars are so expensive!) These...