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The Chevrolet Corvette was in its fifth styling generation when the race version C5-R debuted in 1999. The Corvette Racing team earned 35 victories with the C5-R through 2004, including an overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2001. This is the car driven by Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell, Franck Freon, and Chris Kneifel in that Daytona win.
C. Trubey Ford Super Service Station, Marlowe Street and Grand River Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 1937
In the 1930s, Ford Motor Company promoted the "Super Service Station" concept for its franchisee dealers. These stations provided one-stop shopping for motorists by selling gasoline, motor oil, parts, and accessories along with new Ford vehicles. The stations also provided automotive service and repairs.
Dave Friedman captured and preserved auto racing history through his photography. His work -- and his collection of works by other photographers -- documents key races, cars, and teams. This photo was taken at the 8th Annual Los Angeles Times Grand Prix, held at Riverside, California, in October 1965. Hap Sharp won the 200-mile race in the #65 Chevrolet-powered Chaparral.
Lantern Slide, Maud Muller Series, "Alas for the Maiden, Alas for the Judge, for Rich Repiner and Household Drudge," 1894
Joseph Boggs Beale (1841-1926) created artwork that was reproduced to make magic lantern slides like this one. His illustrations were photographed onto glass then hand colored. Beale was prolific, producing more than 2000 images used in over 250 different lantern slide sets. This slide was one of six created to illustrate John Greenleaf Whittier's poem "Maud Muller."
In 1932, Louis Schnitzer and Nathan Gelfman formed Everlast Metal Products Corporation, producing high-quality, hand-forged aluminum giftware. In an era of growing uniformity via factory production, the "made by hand" aspect of these products held an aesthetic appeal for consumers. In 1933, Everlast introduced its first product line, "Forged Giftware" featuring Colonial Revival inspired designs.
Stroh Brewery Company was the biggest and best known of Detroit's many breweries. German immigrant Bernhard Stroh established the firm in 1850, brewing a Bohemian-style pilsner. The company survived Prohibition -- in part by manufacturing ice cream -- and in the 1980s became the third-largest brewer in the United States. Weakened by overexpansion and competition, Stroh sold its brands in 1999.
ABC/WXYZ-TV Interviewing Henry Ford II after the Henry Ford Postage Stamp Dedication in Greenfield Village, July 30, 1968
The United States Post Office issued a commemorative stamp featuring Henry Ford on July 30, 1968 -- the 105th anniversary of Ford's birth. The stamp was dedicated at Greenfield Village, the open-air museum Ford established in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1929. Speakers included Henry Ford II, the auto magnate's grandson and then Chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Company.
Chevrolet Corvettes Driven by Paul Reinhart and Dave MacDonald in the Del Mar Road Races, April 1962
Dave Friedman captured and preserved auto racing history through his photography. His work -- and his collection of works by other photographers -- documents key races, cars, and teams. This photo was taken at the Del Mar Road Races, held at Del Mar, California, in April 1962. Race winners included Ronnie Bucknum, Mike Roetnor, Bette Saylor, and Don Wester.
"Seven-day" devotional candles are traditionally used by practitioners of Catholicism, syncretic religions, and folk magic. They are used to petition saints and spirits for guidance, favors, to set intentions for luck, love--even revenge. They are found in religious supply stores like botanicas, grocery stores, and online. Recently, houseware boutiques appropriated prayer candles, ironically celebrating musicians, celebrities, and politicians.
Bubba Wallace made his NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2017. He was only the second Black driver to race full-time in NASCAR's top-level series, following Wendell Scott who retired in 1973. In June 2020, after the death of George Floyd, Wallace and his Richard Petty Motorsports teammates created a special Black Lives Matter paint scheme for his car.
Dave Friedman captured and preserved auto racing history through his photography. His work -- and his collection of works by other photographers -- documents key races, cars, and teams. This photo was taken at the Sebring 12-hour endurance race, held at Sebring, Florida, on March 23, 1963. Co-drivers John Surtees and Ludovico Scarfiotti finished first overall in the #30 Ferrari 250 P.