There's a surprise hidden in the 1964 ½ Ford Mustang that sheds light on the iconic muscle car's automotive history. … [Read more...] about Pop the Original Mustang’s Steering Wheel Cap for a Surprise
We take automatic convertible tops for granted. But, as trimmers who work on lots of classic cars know, there was a time when tops had to be manually lowered and raised. … [Read more...] about Cadillac’s Automatic Drop Top was a Really Big Deal
Opel is renown for such vehicles as the Astra, Insignia and Corsa. But did you know the German automaker produced sewing machines before getting into the car business? … [Read more...] about Did You Know that Opel Made Sewing Machines?
In 1956, The New York Times published a short blurb teaching women how to clean automotive leather. … [Read more...] about How They Cleaned Leather in the 1950s
With how often trimmers work with foam rubber, it's easy to take it for granted. But this old New York Times article reminds us that shops didn't always have the luxury of working with the material. … [Read more...] about When Car Seats Didn’t Have Foam Rubber