This Day In History: A Corvette Burial   Wait, what? Yup. On this day in 1994 a Pennsylvania man was lowered into the earth inside his beloved 1984 white Corvette. George Swanson was a former U.S. Army Sgt. and worked as a beer distributor after he served his country during World War II. For years…

This Day In History: Team Lotus Makes F1 Debut in 1958 during the Monaco Grand Prix.   There have been many faces to Team Lotus throughout the years. Each business man determined to keep the epic team superior in the eyes of racers and competitor in the circuit. Chapman, a British engineer and race car…

Dick Marconi surprises Marconi Automotive Museum guests during an event. Pictures included!   You can’t ever really know when Dick will make an appearance at the museum. He enjoys the element of surprise and keepin’ everyone on their toes. But one thing as sure as the sky is blue, Dick will challenge you to “shake”…

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This Day In History: Pink Cadillac Debuts The curly-haired guitar slinging rocker of the 70s and 80s released his song “Pink Cadillac” to airwaves across the country. Springsteen’s album Born in the U.S.A. launched him into rock-n-roll stardom. Pink Cadillac wasn’t originally released on the coveted album, but instead listed on the B-side of the…

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Marconi Automotive Museum – OC Event Venue in Tustin, California. Check out how Paycom transformed The Marconi into a unique event!   There are many different options when you book your event at the Marconi Automotive Museum and Foundation for Kids. You name it, we’ve done it! Here is just ONE of the many examples…

On This Day In Automotive History General Motors (GM) begins to discontinue its production of Pontiac. In its humble beginning in Pontiac, Michigan, “Pontiac” began as the Pontiac Buggy Company in 1893 by founder Edward Murphy. Murphy began producing automobiles by the 1900s through the name Oakland Motor Car Company. After GM bought a piece…

On This Day In Automotive History, Danica Patrick is the first woman to win the Indy race.   You may now know Danica Patrick as the GoDaddy’s front woman or have seen her on television with commercial endorsements. But, in 2008 the then 26-year-old achieved victory in the Indy Japan 300 at the Twin Ring…

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On This Day In History: “The Bird” Dies after a farming accident with his Mack truck. Mark Steven Fidrych, nicknamed “The Bird”, was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers for five seasons.   Fidrych became a sensation during his rookie season with a record of 19 wins and 9 losses. He had…

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  Monday Motivation: Build A Car Not A Bear – how to ditch your Monday blues!   How much does your dream car cost? And does it require selling a soul, kidney and half your limbs to park it in the garage? Well, this is the 21st Century and thanks to the inter-webs all of…

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On This Day In History: Emil Jellinek-Mercedes Is Born in 1853 in a quaint German city, Leipzig.     As a successful entrepreneur in the 1890s, Jellinek began buying and selling Daimler Phoenix cars to his wealthiest friends and associates. The motorized carriages were considered to be the world’s first road vehicle, equipped with a…

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