Phil Patton

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Phil Patton is a writer and a journalist who primarily writes about automobiles. He is a contributing editor at Departures and Esquire magazines, and writes on automobile design for The New York Times, serves as a consulting curator, and published Bug: The Strange Mutations Of The World's Most Famous Automobile, in 2004. 

Articles by this Contributor

April 1992

The Secret Histories of the Things That Made America

September 1993

BORN IN SLAVERY AND RAISED IN ITS PAINFUL AFTERMATH TO BECOME ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL AMERICAN ICONS, SHE HAS BEEN MADE TO ENCOMPASS LOVE AND GUILT AND RIDICULE AND WORSHIP —AND STILL SHE LIVES ON

December 1994

You’ve probably never heard of them, but these ten people changed your life. Each of them is a big reason why your world today is so different from anyone’s world in 1954

November 1996

Bill Mitchell’s imaginings brought you the cars of Detroit’s ultimate classic era

November 1998

Growing up on a Cold War air base in the shadow of the big one

May/June 1999

September 1999

IN THE WORLD OF ALTERNATE HISTORY, IT ALL CAME OUT DIFFERENTLY—AND IN AN ERA WHEN REAL HISTORY IS TAKING SOME VERY STRANGE TURNS, THE GENRE IS FLOURISHING AS NEVER BEFORE

September 2000

From Berlin to Washington to Area 51, landmarks of the era are opening up to tourists.