The Power of the Sun: World Solar Challenge 2017, Australia.

Image Credit: Photograph by Mark Kolbe / Getty Images
The University Tokai Challenger vehicle from Japan races on Day 2 of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Elliott, Australia.
Teams from across the globe are competing in the 2017 World Solar Challenge — a 3,000-kilometre solar-powered vehicle race between Darwin, Northern Territory  and Adelaide, South Australia.
Source: 22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Vintage photos of America’s Car Culture in the 1920s-1930s.

Pictured: A Washington DC filling station in 1924. I get the feeling that a number of the onlookers were invited along for the photograph.
Image Credit: Shorpy.

Pictured: A Car Crash in Washington DC, circa 1921.

Pictured: A wonderful photograph of life around a country store and filling station in Gordonton, North Carolina, circa 1939.
Image Credit: Shorpy

The Early Days of the Holden, Woodville Plant.

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James Alexander Holden opened his Holden saddlery in Adelaide and quickly became a reputable manufacturer of horse saddles, harnesses and equipment.
The company supplied equestrian equipment in the Boer War. It gradually began to change its focus to manufacturing vehicle hardware.
In 1887 James’s son Henry James Holden took over the business after his father’s death, setting Holden on the path to becoming one of Australia’s leading car manufacturers.
1917 – Entry into the automotive industry.
Holden was supplying Chevrolet bodies for General Motors and also made car bodies for Ford. By 1924 they were sole supplier for G.M. 
1931 – GM Australia and Holden merge.
General Motors in Australia merged with Holden to become General Motors-Holden’s Ltd. Ford and General Motors-Holden’s dominated the fledgling automotive industry during this period.
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1948 – ‘Made in Australia.’
Holden manufactured the FX 48-215, the first car ‘made in Australia, for Australia’.
Ben Chifley, the prime minister (above), launched production of the car on 29 November, describing the FX as a ‘beauty’.
The model was enormously successful, leading to waiting lists stretching almost a year ahead from when the car was first released.
A total of 120,402 cars were made in its six-year run. Holden continued its ascendancy throughout the 1950s and 1960s, introducing many new models.
via Guardian Australia.
 

1937 Chrysler Imperial trapped by Trees in White, Georgia.

Trees grow through the windshield of a 1937 Chrysler Imperial as it sits at Old Car City, the world’s largest known classic car junkyard, in White, Georgia.
Many of the cars have never moved in over 30 years and in some cases, trees now grow through them, even lifting some off the ground.
Image Credit: Photograph by David Goldman / AP
Source: A Walk in the Woods: A Photo Appreciation of Trees – The Atlantic

Gangster Squad ’39, stylised Chevrolet Master Deluxe.

Gangster Squad ’39.
This Chevrolet Master Deluxe is the result of a partnership combining the graphic art of tattoo and graffiti artist Mister Cartoon and the “film noir style” of Gangster Squad (2013), a film directed by Ruben Fleischer.
Source: Whips so cold: the lowriders that are now museum pieces – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Vintage Cars of the Forest, Germany.

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Lying on a blanket of Autumn leaves, these captivating scenes of abandoned vintage cars caught the attention of an urban explorer and photographer known online as DARKstyle Pictures, whose discoveries we’ve featured before on Urban Ghosts.
It’s unclear whether they’re part of a collection awaiting restoration or the unfortunate occupants of some forgotten vehicle graveyard.
Either way, the vintage machines make for an impressive series of images.
An enthusiast’s dream, all the cars pictured were found to be in the clutches of decay, though some were clearly in significantly better shape than others.
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Among the collectible machines was a 1948 Jaguar XK120 racing car bearing the number ‘218’ and a name plate identifying its one-time participation in the historic Rallye Bavaria.
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Elsewhere, the peeling red paintwork of another corroding classic bore the unmistakable form of a faded Iron Cross emblazoned on the door.
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