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autoevolution's American Month

We have to admit, we’ve been dragging this long enough. It’s been more than a year now since we’ve started our monthly coverage of all the great things in the automotive and related industries, and so far we’ve kind of ignored one of the most car and motorcycle hungry (and crazy) markets in the world: North America.

For all intents and purposes, America is one of the regions that shaped the industry the most. Although the automobile was not exactly born there, it was there where mass production for these mechanical wonders was first established, and once that got rolling, there was no stopping the flood of companies wanting to make such things.

Over the years, the American industry has grown into something of a behemoth, spreading far and wide from the confines of the continent. Great and unique things and people like Harleys and muscle cars, hot rods and pickup trucks, Carroll Shelby or Zora Arkus-Duntov, all have American ties and have made the country great.

As said, so far we’ve steered clear of diving deep into the wonderful world of American engineering. But not anymore, as this September (an emotional one at that) is American Month here on autoevolution, a celebration of all things USA, from the bland production cars of today and yesteryear to the most insane custom builds on two and four (and at times even more or less) wheels.

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

The 2022 Grand Wagoneer: Jeep's Most Luxurious SUV is Back After 37 Years of Absence
The 2022 Grand Wagoneer: Jeep's Most Luxurious SUV is Back After 37 Years of Absence

30 Sep 2021, 20:54 UTC / The 2020 Grand Wagoneer, got revived this year for the 2022 model year in honor of their iconic predecessors and gratifying their long-awaiting fans

 
Diamondback’s Union 2 e-Bike Looks Like It Can Handle a Bit More Than Just Tarmac
Diamondback’s Union 2 e-Bike Looks Like It Can Handle a Bit More Than Just Tarmac

30 Sep 2021, 20:41 UTC / This e-bike is completed using aluminum for frame tubing and is powered by Bosch with a Performance Line Speed mid-mounted motor and PowerTube 500 battery

 
CT5-V Blackwing: Cadillac's Most Powerful Car Ever has 668 hp and a Manual Transmission
CT5-V Blackwing: Cadillac's Most Powerful Car Ever has 668 hp and a Manual Transmission

30 Sep 2021, 19:25 UTC / The new CT5-V Blackwing encompasses the brand’s championship-winning racing heritage, representing Cadillac's pinnacle of performance and engineering

 
Trek's 2022 Allant+ 8S Urban e-Bike Solves Tasks Quickly With Help From Bosch
Trek's 2022 Allant+ 8S Urban e-Bike Solves Tasks Quickly With Help From Bosch

30 Sep 2021, 19:15 UTC / This e-bike from Trek features a motor and battery system from Bosch and includes an assist up to 28 mph. Will run you an easy $4,399

 
Dodge Ram SRT-10: The Viper in Pickup Truck Clothing
Dodge Ram SRT-10: The Viper in Pickup Truck Clothing

30 Sep 2021, 16:44 UTC / Before performance pickup trucks morphed into off-road conquering monsters, Dodge created the ultimate street truck by fitting a Viper engine under its hood.

 
Lance 1475 Travel Trailer Is Constructed Around “The Little Engine That Could” Principle
Lance 1475 Travel Trailer Is Constructed Around “The Little Engine That Could” Principle

30 Sep 2021, 14:14 UTC / This travel trailer features an aluminum frame, powder-coated steel chassis, and room for three guests to live off-grid for a couple of days or so.

 
Kiss Goodbye the Relics From Connecticut, Sit and Wait for a Year in Delaware
Kiss Goodbye the Relics From Connecticut, Sit and Wait for a Year in Delaware

30 Sep 2021, 14:09 UTC / Moving on to Connecticut and Delaware in our journey in titling an abandoned vehicle brought us a lovely story about honor

 
25 Years Ago, Vector Revealed the M12, a Crazy, American-Built Lamborghini Diablo
25 Years Ago, Vector Revealed the M12, a Crazy, American-Built Lamborghini Diablo

30 Sep 2021, 12:39 UTC / Cheaper and weirder than its Italian sibling, the Vector M12 was a disaster in terms of sale, yet remains one of the most intriguing supercars of the 1990s

 
Hate It or Love It, the Chevy SSR Is One of the Coolest Pickup Trucks of All Time
Hate It or Love It, the Chevy SSR Is One of the Coolest Pickup Trucks of All Time

29 Sep 2021, 20:21 UTC / Combining a pickup truck with a convertible and packaging it all up in a retro-inspired body is an absolutely crazy idea that you can't help but love

 
1970 AMC AMX/3: The Gorgeous American Supercar That Almost Made It Into Production
1970 AMC AMX/3: The Gorgeous American Supercar That Almost Made It Into Production

29 Sep 2021, 19:14 UTC / In 1970, AMC was about to release one of the most breathtaking sports cars ever built but for reasons that are still unknown today, the project was canceled

 
New Specialized Turbo Tero 3.0 e-Bikes Are Ready for Mountain and Tarmac Domination
New Specialized Turbo Tero 3.0 e-Bikes Are Ready for Mountain and Tarmac Domination

29 Sep 2021, 17:36 UTC / This new e-bike lineup come in with a price of $3,250 and each features the same components but include different frame constructions.

 
Knolly’s Cache Titanium Gravel Bike Takes a Beating and May Outlive It’s Riders
Knolly’s Cache Titanium Gravel Bike Takes a Beating and May Outlive It’s Riders

29 Sep 2021, 16:34 UTC / This gravel bike is completed using titanium tubes and can feature a solid or suspension fork depending on rider preference. Will run you $5,500.

 
Late Model Year Dodge Viper VX I Examples Are Already Rocking Auctions
Late Model Year Dodge Viper VX I Examples Are Already Rocking Auctions

29 Sep 2021, 15:37 UTC / With decidedly low mileage because the owners knew these would turn into collectibles, Vipers are wasting no time in fetching nice amounts at ongoing auctions

 
The Story of the Pontiac Can Am, the Forgotten Malaise-Era GTO
The Story of the Pontiac Can Am, the Forgotten Malaise-Era GTO

29 Sep 2021, 15:33 UTC / In an era of boring- and cheesy-looking muscle cars, the Pontiac Can Am was a worthy spiritual successor to the almighty GTO

 
The Story of Miss Belvedere, a Car Buried for 50 Years in Front of a Courthouse
The Story of Miss Belvedere, a Car Buried for 50 Years in Front of a Courthouse

29 Sep 2021, 14:39 UTC / In 1957, the city of Tulsa deliberately buried a brand-new Plymouth Belvedere as part of an unusual time capsule and dug it up fifty years later

 
California and Colorado, Not the Easiest Places to Title a Barn Find
California and Colorado, Not the Easiest Places to Title a Barn Find

29 Sep 2021, 11:15 UTC / While getting a title in some states is an easy but time-consuming job, in California and Colorado is a messy business, but might worth it

 
Mercedes-Benz Tourrider Is an Exclusively-American Motorcoach, a Nod to Muscle Cars
Mercedes-Benz Tourrider Is an Exclusively-American Motorcoach, a Nod to Muscle Cars

29 Sep 2021, 09:44 UTC / Mercedes-Benz Tourrider is a new motorcoach the Germans have created for the North American market, to come in two versions.

 
Gold-and-Black 1970 Chevy Camaro SS/RS Is Old School Muscle Restomod Done Right
Gold-and-Black 1970 Chevy Camaro SS/RS Is Old School Muscle Restomod Done Right

29 Sep 2021, 08:22 UTC / The second-generation Camaro belongs to Brian from smart battery company CTEK Chargers, and the love for this Chevy has impressed Shawn Davis from “AutotopiaLA”

 
Hennessey Celebrates 30th Anniversary With the 1,000HP Limited-Edition Exorcist Camaro ZL1
Hennessey Celebrates 30th Anniversary With the 1,000HP Limited-Edition Exorcist Camaro ZL1

29 Sep 2021, 05:31 UTC / From menacing looks to incredible on-road performance, this exclusive design encompasses the brand's DNA in the purest form possible

 
1970 AMC Rebel Machine: Arguably the Most Underrated Muscle Car of All Time
1970 AMC Rebel Machine: Arguably the Most Underrated Muscle Car of All Time

28 Sep 2021, 15:55 UTC / The Machine never managed to save AMC form its imminent demise, but it was unquestionably one of the best muscle cars of its era