Ford Model T Exhibit

Ford’s Model T

Ford’s Model T: The most important car ever! NEW EXHIBIT! The National Automobile Museum has announced its newest exhibit focused on the Ford Model-T.The National Automobile Museum has unveiled a new exhibit focused on the Ford Model T which was the first truly affordable car for the masses. Prior to

Continue reading

What Color Black Do You Want?

What Color Black Do You Want? In his 1922 autobiography, Henry Ford said that in 1909 he told his management team, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.”  Some historians are not sure he uttered those exact words, but

Continue reading

The DIY Automotive Movement

The DIY Automotive Movement The Metz Company was a pioneer automobile maker established by Charles Herman Metz of Waltham, Massachusetts from 1908 to 1922. Metz had one of the most unique Do-It-Yourself kits in the industry. But they were not the first to enter the DIY market. Beginning in 1899, A.L.

Continue reading

The 1952 Allstate

Online shopping is big now, even for automobiles. But in 1952, the internet was still decades away (1983), and it would be seven more years before the World Wide Web (1990). But there was something almost as good: The Sears Catalog. Sears Department Stores began in 1886, but their catalog

Continue reading

The MotoMeter

The MotoMeter One of the fun ways to enjoy the National Automobile Museum is to examine the various styles of radiator caps. They range from metal sculptures of classic nudes and racing greyhounds to flying birds and Indian chiefs. But one of the simplest, and most appropriately named, is the

Continue reading

Where’s the Gas Cap?

WHERE’S THE GAS CAP?   This 1936 DeSoto Airstream Taxi shows the cap where you would expect it to be, in the rear.  It’s the most common arrangement used on some early cars and the majority of our current models.             But on this 1928

Continue reading
Precious Metal: Vol. 35, No. 3

Precious Metal: Volume 35, No. 3

In this issue: The Steinway in the lobby. Ford Skyliner Retractable Hardtop. Annual Giving Campaign.

Continue reading