Hemmings Find of the Day – 1968 Hurst/Olds

Ah, the executive’s hot rod. With just 515 built, the 1968 Hurst/Olds is often considered the most desirable of those Oldsmobiles to get the Doc Watson treatment, and this particular 1968 Hurst/Olds for sale on Hemmings.com looks to be a well-preserved Southern example. From the seller’s description: I’m the 4th and 6th owner of this […]

One-way ride: The murder of Billy Bate

Editor’s note: In recent conversations with crime writer Rose Keefe, we learned that in 2008 she’d researched the murder of Billy Bate, the first man believed to have been murdered in an automobile. She has generously allowed us to share that story, taken from her pamphlet “The Bate Auto Murder.” In 1904, Americans regarded the […]