Emissions, anyone?

During the 1960’s and early 1970’s, many American cars earned the term “land yacht” for their immense size and the way that they would roll around when they approached their natural enemy: the corner. But along with their immense size and power came their ability to use fuel like it was going out of style. […]

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Who’s Going to Win?

I think that everyone can agree that during World War 2, every country was in some sort of turmoil. Here in America, we were not impacted physically nearly as much as Europe and Japan; however, there were many of our men who fought overseas, obviously. If you put yourself in their shoes, and imagine either […]

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Driving into War

With the auto industry in America doing well, things were looking good. Things did get rough in the 1930’s with the depression, because nobody was able to buy any cars. But that was soon to be the least of their problems. The fierce competition of the early 20th century soon gave way to World War […]

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Rising Competition

Early on, Ford seemed to have dominated the car market, with Model Ts being sold hand over fist. But after the initial “wow” of the Model T and Model A, Some American consumers began to want more. Ford created his cars, and thought that no changes would be necessary, so for quite some time, his […]

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The Horseless Carriage

“How many horsepower is she?” “I would say exactly one.” This joke is made commonly today, but before the car took over personal transportation, horses were the most common form of personal transportation, and really were not all that bad. In today’s mindset, horses are eco-friendly, easy to fuel, (carrots and hay, really) and don’t […]

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