20 Amazing Photos of the 1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible

The Oldsmobile Starfire is an automobile nameplate used by Oldsmobile, produced in three non-contiguous generations beginning in 1954. Oldsmobile during this time period was one of the most popular brands selling, and the company saw an opportunity to benefit from the Space Race of the 1960s. Introduced in January 1961 as a convertible, the StarfireContinue reading “20 Amazing Photos of the 1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible”

The Airstream Funeral Coach, ca 1980s

Did you know? During the 1980s Airstream produced around 32 funeral coaches. Designed to transport the deceased and family and flowers all at once – with space for a coffin, flowers and seating for 14 mourners. In 1981, Airstream introduced a modified motorhome known as the Funeral Coach. It could transport 14 family members, aContinue reading “The Airstream Funeral Coach, ca 1980s”

Lancia Autoalveare, 1932 Triple-Decker Luxury Bus Which Ran From Rome to Tivoli

Built in 1932, the first real triple-decker bus, Lancia Autoalveare, was made in Italy. While not much is known about the manufacturer, it ran between Rome and Tivoli and carried 88 passengers. The third level was essentially a smoking compartment and the bus had space for 440 pounds (200 kg) of luggage and space forContinue reading “Lancia Autoalveare, 1932 Triple-Decker Luxury Bus Which Ran From Rome to Tivoli”

40 Vintage Photos of Charabancs From the Early 20th Century

A charabanc is a type of horse-drawn vehicle or early motor coach, usually open-topped, common in Britain during the early part of the 20th century. It has “benched seats arranged in rows, looking forward, commonly used for large parties, whether as public conveyances or for excursions”. Charabancs were especially popular for sight-seeing or “works outings”Continue reading “40 Vintage Photos of Charabancs From the Early 20th Century”

Lovely Vintage Photos of 1930s Couples Posing With Their Cars

At home or in public, 1930s women most commonly wore dresses with wide shoulders; puffy sleeves; modest necklines; higher, belted waistlines; and mid-calf flared hemlines. Frilly bows, ruffles, buttons, and other details often decorated dresses. Formal dresses most dramatically displayed the decade’s willowy, elegant silhouette. Evening gowns in fluid fabrics were cut on the biasContinue reading “Lovely Vintage Photos of 1930s Couples Posing With Their Cars”

20 Stunning Vintage Photographs of Women Posing With Automobiles From the 1920s

During the 1920s, many Americans had extra money to spend, and they spent it on consumer goods such as ready-to-wear clothes and home appliances like electric refrigerators. In particular, they bought radios. The first commercial radio station in the U.S., Pittsburgh’s KDKA, hit the airwaves in 1920; three years later there were more than 500Continue reading “20 Stunning Vintage Photographs of Women Posing With Automobiles From the 1920s”

Photos of the 1960 Dodge Dart Phoenix D-500

The 1960s opened with great promise. The Dodge Dart was a new model that year, based on a mid-sized 118-inch wheelbase unibody design adopted from Plymouth, and the Phoenix was the premium trim package for it. This special Phoenix was further equipped with the performance-oriented D500 package; indeed, this amazing motorcar features not only itsContinue reading “Photos of the 1960 Dodge Dart Phoenix D-500”

26 Retro Motorcycle Ads From the 1970s

The seventies was a decade of cool motorcycles, but wacky, corny and overtly sexist advertisements, as they were, like in the sixties, made to target the male consumers. On the cover there was usually a pair of a typical 70’s style macho dude, dressed in an open leather jacket, a collared blue shirt, bell-bottom trousersContinue reading “26 Retro Motorcycle Ads From the 1970s”

Mobile Homes: The Popular Housing Trend of the 1950s and 1960s

A mobile home (also known as a park home, trailer, trailer home, house trailer, static caravan, RV, residential caravan, motorhome or simply caravan) is a prefabricated structure, built in a factory on a permanently attached chassis before being transported to site (either by being towed or on a trailer). In the United States, this formContinue reading “Mobile Homes: The Popular Housing Trend of the 1950s and 1960s”

Amazing Vintage Photos of London Buses Used to Take British Soldiers to the Western Front During World War I

When the First World War broke out, the era of the horse bus drew to a close. London’s largest bus operator, the London General Omnibus Company (LGOC), had replaced all its horse buses with motor buses in 1911 and 1912. A few other bus operators continued to use horses until August 1914. These new vehicles,Continue reading “Amazing Vintage Photos of London Buses Used to Take British Soldiers to the Western Front During World War I”