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April 16, 2019

I don’t like to buy what people want right now. I always try to find what people are going to want in a few years. Like, now, I am really into buying American made cars that were never meant for the American market; there’s a 25-year rule for importi...

April 15, 2019

Long before Gard Hollinger co-founded Arch Motorcycle with Keanu Reeves, he was an eight-year old kid living on Mulholland Drive and joyriding around the Hollywood Hills on his Schwinn Stingray. Combining their skills, Hollinger and a few of his frie...

April 15, 2019

She found herself on the ground, with her legs stuck between the fender and the front tire of the motorcycle. She remembers being worried about her hair; the bike was still on and she was afraid that her long braid would end up getting caught in the...

April 15, 2019

Cars and trucks are not the only modes of transportation facing an automated future. In 2018, German automaker BMW unveiled an autonomous motorcycle, though the company has no intention of producing it for public use and insists that the model is mer...

April 15, 2019

“Republic Aviation originally built the planes in Farmingdale, New York —  before they were built in Evansville,” states Lonnberg. "When it became clear that the planes would be manufactured here, [the city] literally built the plants to do it.&...

April 15, 2019

Founded in 1930, guided by Howard Hughes (1905 — 1976) between 1939 and 1960, and plagued by serious financial issues throughout the 1980s and 1990s, TWA appeared to be fading into obscurity by 2001, only to emerge again in 2019 — but, not as an airl...

April 15, 2019

While NYC awaits its newest train car fleet, it's hard not to think back to IRT's now-abandoned City Hall Station, where the storied history of the city's subway system began nearly 115 years ago. Featuring 400 feet of curves, teeming wit...

April 15, 2019

Advertising is often about two things — competing, and responding to the times. Since the beginning of commercial railroad travel in the 1830s, people expected to exit the coal-powered trains in soot-stained clothes. Phoebe Snow, a New York socialite...

April 15, 2019

Art depictions of the prairie schooner far outnumber those of the Conestoga, even though that heavier wagon is the more elegant one. But because “prairie schooners have been celebrated in novels, television, and a popular computer game, and the ident...

April 15, 2019

A Word About Transport: Poems by Wordsworth, Pound, and Frost

April 15, 2019

A Visual History of the Howdah: A photo essay | Ideal portrait of Sitti Hatun, Mehmed's second wife (late 15th century)  Artist Unknown | Jahangir, as Prince Salim, returning from a hunt (early 17th century) Artist Unknown | Howdah of the Golcond...

April 15, 2019

Battles of Barbary Pirates and Privateers: A photo essay 1538 Battle of Preveza (1866) by Ohannes Umed Behzad | A French ship and Barbary pirates (1615) by Aert Anthoniszoon  (1579 – 1620) | The Dutch in Tripoli (1670) by Lieve Pietersz Verschuier (...

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