To Honor Those Who Have Served and Their Vehicles, Land, Sea and Air: The National Museum of the United States Army

  • Sep 15, 2021
  • story by David M. Brown
  • photos by National Museum of the United States Army

The “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”: On November 11, 1918, the Armistice declared the end of hostilities for World War I, “the war to end all wars,” although fighting continued throughout the day –– a dark premonition of World War II, which began just 21 years later. In the United […]

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Jaguar E-Type: 60 Years of Beauty

  • Aug 15, 2021
  • story by David M. Brown
  • photos by JLRNA Archives

Sir William Lyons: Cheers on the 60th anniversary of the E-Type. For the Jaguar founder (1901–1985), the starting line for the extraordinary E-Type was in 1922 with Swallow Sidecars, a company he owned with William Walmsley in Blackpool and later Coventry, England. The Jaguar name first appeared on vehicles later produced by Lyons’ S. S. […]

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Alcatraz East: Driven to Crime

  • Jun 15, 2021
  • story by David M. Brown

Alcatraz West was never a good place. Alcatraz East is, and it’s reopened. Posting notice that it’s the “most arresting crime museum in the United States,” the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, offers guests permanent and temporary interactive exhibits and artifacts about crime history and prevention; our penal and justice systems; CSI […]

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Jim Bridgewater: ‘I am Blessed’

  • May 15, 2021

For Jim Bridgewater, 1937 was and is a very good year. Born in downtown Phoenix in 1937, he now lives in uptown Paradise Valley near landmark Camelback and Mummy mountains. In his three garages, Bridgewater, 84, works on and displays his five birth-year Resto-Mods. He also has a 1934 Ford built in Detroit three years […]

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