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By Martin W. Sandler

Shooting the buzz of a country because it grew to become a motive force -- in additional methods than one -- using round the United States is the tale of the way America's romantic, stressed spirit discovered its counterpart within the motor vehicle. With Henry Ford's meeting traces reducing the cost of autos, traditional humans started to trip the place and once they proud of a freedom by no means earlier than recognized -- and the kingdom could by no means be a similar. humans moved further from their paintings, growing suburbs; the call for for gas elevated, spurring the expansion of the petroleum undefined; and person contributors of households moved faraway from one another, altering the social cloth of the country. From the auto's early beginnings to the average use of autos in all points of lifestyles this present day, using round the USA is an engaging portrait of ways the USA remodeled as its electorate have been at the stream a growing number of.

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A favorite of American Presi- also provided customers with the option of ordering dents of the era, the Pierce-Arrow Runabout, which 40 Automakers of the 1930s spared no expense in promoting their luxury cars. In order to capture the public’s attention, many of their advertisements included illustrations by some of the nation’s finest artists. was first produced in 1927, was a two-seater that included an elegant toolbox and two rear-mounted spare tires. The company’s Silver Arrow sedan, introduced in 1933, featured an all-steel top, 12-inch-thick doors, and spare wheels that were concealed Image Not Available its product the “car of unchanging within the car’s front fenders.

O. Stanley begin building steam-driven cars in Newton, Massachusetts 1900 First automobile advertisement appears in the Saturday Evening Post; New York issues first driver’s license 1901 Ransom E. Olds introduces massproduction techniques to the automobile industry American Automobile Association established First Model T Ford produced; New York–to–Paris road race is won by a Thomas Flyer automobile 1911 Charles Kettering invents the electric starter; first Indianapolis 500 auto race is held. 1913 Ford produces 1,000 cars in one day 1923 Hertz becomes first national carrental agency 1933 Nation’s first drive-in movie theater opens in New Jersey 1942 Civilian production of automobiles is halted for World War II 1949 Volkswagen Beetle introduced to the United States 1955 Nine million cars are produced in the United States, a new production record 1984 First minivans produced by American car makers 1993 SUVs capture a major share of the American auto market 1995 Global Positioning System is introduced in American automobiles 1999 First production-level gasolineelectric hybrid 2002 First consumer fuel cell vehicle sold in the United States 1945 Civilian production of automobiles resumes 1948 Jeep wagon (arguably the first sportutility vehicle) introduced Timeline 59 Places to Visit Below is a list of museums that display automobiles from every era and objects related to the automotive history.

See Lowriders Mileage. See Fuel efficiency Minivans, 59 Model 540K Mercedes-Benz (car), 41 Model R, Model S Ford (car), 22 Model T Ford (car), 15, 19, 21, 23, 29, 52, 59 Morrison, William, 11, 59 Motor hotels (motels), 36, 38 Municipal services and motorized vehicles, 34 Museums, 60 Mustang (car), 58 N Nash Rambler (car), 43 Numbers of cars, 21–22, 35, 48–49, 54, 58–59 P Packard (car), 40, 41 Pickup trucks, 48–50 Pierce-Arrow Runabout (car), 40–41 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow (car), 41 Police cars, 33–34 Pollution problems, 54–56 Prices, 16, 18, 21, 41–42, 52 R Races, racing, 26–29, 44 Rental car businesses, 52, 54, 59 Repair shops, 35–36 River Rouge Factory (Ford), 20, 21 Road maps, 25, 28 Roads, road improvements, 22, 28–30, 56–57.

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