The Cars that Made America

  • 2017
  • 1 Season

The histories of famous American automobiles and their equally iconic manufacturers are explored.

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Speed and Horsepower
02:37 — No strangers to speed, NASCAR drivers including Jeff Gordon and Kurt Busch recall the first time they realized the full meaning of "horsepower" on the (more…)
Customization and Personality
02:31 — From tinted windows to souped-up engines, car customizations reflect their drivers' personalities. NASCAR drivers including Rusty Wallace and Dale Ear (more…)
The Beauty and Power of American Cars
02:31 — Car lovers and NASCAR drivers including Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, and Rusty Wallace describe the particular appeal of American-mad (more…)
The Cars that Made America Season 1
The Cars That Made America explores the epic stories behind the wheels and under the hoods of the machines we've steered around every turn on the road (more…)

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Sun Apr 21 10:00am
Part 1(Season 1, Episode 1) HIST

Henry Ford, the Dodge Brothers, William Durant and Walter Chrysler risk their livelihoods as they fight to bring a revolution in transportation to the masses. Their struggle laid the groundwork for some of the largest corporate empires in American history (more…)

Sun Apr 21 12:00pm
Drive: Part 2(Season 1, Episode 2) HIST

The history of American-made cars is covered, specifically those of the three dominating companies—Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler.

Sun Apr 21 2:00pm
Drive: Part 3(Season 1, Episode 3) HIST

In the aftermath of WWII, America is moving to the suburbs, fueling a huge demand for new cars. It's a race to give new American consumers what they want, and the result is the golden age of the American automobile. The '50s and '60s youth want speed and f (more…)

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