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Car Talk on The Mother Road with Jim Hinckley Episode 1 - The Sad Story of the Edsel

Car Talk From The Main Street of America

Release Date: 07/25/2022

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Car Talk From The Main Street of America

Arizona was still a territory when four daring drivers left the starting line in Los Angeles, and raced across the forbidding Mojave Desert in hopes of claiming the first prize purse in Phoenix. It was a grueling test of man and machine. But this was just the beginning. The Desert Classic became an international media sensation. By 1914 the race had become a competition between the leading drivers of the day including Louis Chevrolet and Barney Oldfield, and a surreal blurring of the line between the modern era and the western frontier. Nearly forgotten today, the Desert Classic series of...

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Car Talk From The Main Street of America

It was the dawn of a new era. Electric taxis, buses and trucks were transforming the city. It was 1899.   It was promoted as the car that soiled the air less. It was an electric car in the city, and a gasoline powered car on the highway.   The Woods Dual Power was a hybrid. It was 1916. On this episode of Car Talk From The Main Street of America, America's storyteller talks about the history and the future of electric cars, their shortcomings, their advantages, infrastructure, and battery technology. It's an electrifying adventure through time with author Jim HInckley...

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Car Talk From The Main Street of America

"Jim Hinckley’s America is all about telling people where to go, inspiring road trips, and making a valiant effort to live up to my reputation as America’s storyteller. The storytelling portion of today’s program is about the amazing Florence Lawrence, a passionate automobilist as well as an accomplished mechanic. And she was also one of the first superstars of the silver screen. Of course, all of this made her a media sensation since she lived in an era when women were not allowed to vote and the Jaxon produced in Jackson, Michigan was promoted as a car so easy to drive, a child or...

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Car Talk From The Main Street of America

It's Jim Hinckley's America and we have begun a new podcast program that brings together things that we love to talk about and learn about.  First it's for the millions of people around the world who care about the great American Mother Road.  That's right, Route 66, and now we'll talk about the generations of cars that traveled that road.  Not only is Jim the great Route 66 storyteller but he now brings forth his incredible knowledge of the history of the American automobile. So welcome to Episode One and you'll want to listen to every episode that comes to you every...

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It's Jim Hinckley's America and we have begun a new podcast program that brings together things that we love to talk about and learn about.  First it's for the millions of people around the world who care about the great American Mother Road.  That's right, Route 66, and now we'll talk about the generations of cars that traveled that road. 

Not only is Jim the great Route 66 storyteller but he now brings forth his incredible knowledge of the history of the American automobile. So welcome to Episode One and you'll want to listen to every episode that comes to you every week. 

And this week we begin with the sad sad story of the American Edsel automobile.  How did that happen, and whatever happened to the very talented man the car was named for, Edsel Ford.