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The Blue Bonnet Court - Austin's Oldest Surviving Motor Court

By: motoraustin 8/22/2016 8:00:00 AM

Growing cities bulldoze and rebuild. Most of Austin's pre-motel motor courts have been demolished. But Austin's oldest motor court still stands...  more...

How the Automobile Age Made Motels

By: motoraustin 7/27/2016 8:00:00 AM

Along with drive-in movie theaters and drive-in restaurants, the motel owes its existence to the automobile. In fact, Henry Ford envisioned everyone will own an automobile and they will use it to enjoy "God's great open spaces." more...

The Mystery Behind the Austin Studebaker Mural

By: motoraustin 4/15/2016 4:00:00 PM

You may recognize this seemingly random Studebaker mural in downtown Austin. more...

Historic Gas Station 1500 San Jacinto in Austin

By: motoraustin 3/31/2016 4:33:34 PM

This historic building, located at 1500 San Jacinto, may be the best preserved gas station in Austin. But how long will it survive? more...