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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White House Catering at The Marconi Automotive Museum   The Marconi has an in house catering service for events. After the museum underwent construction, the decision was made to put in a full kitchen to benefit clients booking the museum for events. So, what’s it like to work in a place with an onsite caterer?…

On This Day In Automotive History: Record-Holder Craig Breedlove Is Born in 1937 and raised in Southern California. Craig broke several land-speed records, and was the first to reach the 400, 500 and 600mph speeds on turbojet-powered automobiles. He dubbed each of his vehicles as Spirit of America. Below is a clip of Breedlove’s making…

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Fight Night XVIII In Photos. Find yourself below!   Today marks one week since The Marconi Foundation for Kids annual Fight Night fundraiser. While the numbers are still crunching on how much The Marconi Foundation for Kids raised with its partner, the Jessie Rees Foundation, we do know this — within the first 20 minutes…

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What?! Car Wreck Trail? There’s an actual path that leads you around a vehicle which has grown into the side of the hills for only who knows how long? Yup, it’s true. This past weekend I saw for myself. In South Orange County near Laguna Hills and Aliso Viejo at the Top of the World…

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