Photo Gallery

Winter in NewYork many years ago

(February 3, 2021) Winter can be tough especially during snowstorms that clog streets and disrupt traffic, especially in the nation's northern states and cities. Here are several photos of the aftermath of major storms and how streets and roadways were cleared in early 20th Century.
Photos from The Old Motor.

Winter car washing at a new Illinois business in 1960

(January 3, 2021) Below are eight press photos that were taken shortly after the opening a new car wash in Freeport, Ill, in the winter of 1960. In addition to getting a car wash, motorists could fill up their gas tank at a set of fuel pumps before entering the building. The fourth picture shows there was snow on the ground and the outdoor temperature was, indeed, wintery.  Courtesy of The Old Motor and This Was Americar.

Divco van works in Tennessee

(February 22, 2017) Divco was a brand name of delivery trucks built and marketed in the United States. Divco is an acronym which stands for Detroit Industrial Vehicles Company. Divco became known for its multi-stop delivery trucks, particularly in use as home delivery vehicles by dairy producers. From 1926 until 1986, Divco produced trucks of various sizes and job descriptions.

Life on the used car lot

(January 10, 2017) This picture collection of used car lots from the late 1930s until about the mid '60s will bring back memories for a lot of older folks and it will give younger people a glimpse into the life of a used car salesman in the middle of the 20th Century. We particularly like the sign that reads "If the horn blows we'll buy it." We don't know who compiled this interesting group of photos, but to that person, a giant "thank you."

Chevrolet introduces 2014 Corvette Stingray

(January 14, 2013) Chevrolet is redefining modern performance with the debut of the all-new Corvette Stingray. And only a Corvette with the perfect balance of technology, design and performance can wear the iconic Stingray designation.The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It is expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model.

Need gas?

(Jauary 12, 2013) This collection of service stations of the 1940s and 1950s will bring back memories to anyone reaching retirement age. Remember the good old days when you pulled in and commanded, "fill it up and check the tires and oil?" We aren't sure who compiled this group of photos, but we thank them for providing us a look at mid-centrury America.

Cars still built by hand at Morgan

(November 30, 2010) The Morgan Motor Car Company located in Malvern Link in Worcestershire is more than 100 years old. Cars were hand-built a century ago, and amazingly all Morgan cars are still built by hand, and with an all-wood frame.

Life on the streets of Mumbai

(July 19, 2010) Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and is the most populous city in India. It is the second most populous city in the world, with a population of approximately 14 million. Along with the neighboring urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world, located on the west coast of India.

End of the line for Pontiac

(April 15, 2010) It was disappointing when General Motors announced that the storied Pontiac brand would be dropped. It hurt to see Oldsmobile, which dated back to 1897, be discontinued by GM early in this century. But the loss of Pontiac, which came under the GM umbrella in 1926, cuts even deeper. It will be remembered for its performance-oriented cars and its leadership during the muscle-car era in the late '50s and through the '60s. We wish GM had stuck to its original plan to make Pontiac a niche vehicle, to turn the nameplate back into a performance leader.

Big time capitalism is alive and well in some areas of China

(June 2, 2010) Pictures from a lavish wedding in Shanxi province in the northern part of the People's Republic of China have been circulating thanks to publication on, a Chinese web site. One of the poorer provinces in the country, it has great coal reserves and this wedding was financed by coal money.