A date with yesterday

If you’ve been reading the section on trucking history that we’ve recently added to Hemmings Classic Car, then you’ve seen the camera craft of Joe Wanchura, who hails from Muncie, Indiana. It may come to pass that Joe is heralded as the Matthew Brady of commercial trucking. His photos depict rigs from the 1950s and […]

Amphicars and Presidential Humor

As entertaining a notion that a President of the United States even owned an Amphicar is, President Lyndon B. Johnson was a certified practical joker when it came to automobiles that doubled as boats. What follows is a tale from then Special Assistant to the President Joseph A. Califano, Jr.: The President, with Vicky McCammon […]

What’s the Volvo-est Volvo ever?

Stefan Jacoby, the chief executive of Volvo Cars, was the keynote speaker today at the 2011 L.A. Auto Show. In a question-and-answer session with journalists, he was asked what Chinese ownership would mean to the company’s reputation for building safe cars. According to the New York Times, his response was, “We will not compromise on […]