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Our Great American Car Culture

QUR GREAT Gmerican GAR GULTURE The turn of the 20th century saw the automobile change the course of history. It gave us industry, it gave us style, and ultimately it brought us closer together. Here's a brief look at the impact of America's favorite mode of transportation. The Big Three and the Backbone of American Industry A significant part of American automotive history has roots in the hard-working boroughs of Detroit. Here is a rundown of those Motor City companies whose vision of the vehicle made our driving dreams come true. CHRY SLER Ford GM CHRYSLER 1965 Mustang G.T. 350 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 1970 Dodge Challenger Production: Production: Production: 1964-Present 1966-2002, 2009-Present 1970-1974; 1978-1983; 2008-Present America's first pony car - affordable, compact, stylish and sporty. The first car to carry its Started off as the main competitor to the Ford Mustang and was initially code-named "Panther." namesake was the limited edition 1959 Dodge Silver Challenger. Lincoln Mercury Buick Cadillac Dodge Ram Truck 1922-Present 1929-2011 1908-Present 1909-Present 1928-Present 2010-Present Dadge Edsel Merkur Chevrolet Oldsmobile Jeep Plymouth 1958-1960 1985-1989 1911-Present 1897-2004 1987-Present 1928-1998 Jeep Jaguar Aston Martin Pontiac LaSalle De Soto Imperial 1989-2008 1989-2007 1926-2010 1927-1940 1928-1961 1955-1975; 1981-1983 Decor Volvo Land Rover Saturn Hummer Fiat 1999-2010 2000-2008 1990-2010 1992-2010 2009-Present LAND ROVER HUR ENER SATURN. A Brief History of the American Automobile A lot has happened since the production of the first American car. Take a look at this timeline and see what's changed in the last 115 years. (1968) Federal law requires all vehicles (except buses) be fitted with seat belts in all designated seating positions. (1908) The Ford Model T is the (Mid-1940s) After WWII, a rapid increase in the number of cars (1984) New York becomes the first state to pass a law requiring all vehicle occupants to wear seat belts. first affordable American car off the assembly line. sold demands more financial responsibility and leads to mandatory insurance coverage laws for motorists. (Mid-1920s) U.S. lawmakers settle on 16 as the standard minimum age for obtaining a driver's license. (Early 1970s) 83% of American families own cars. (2008) Gasoline soars to highest ever national one-day average at (1956) Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Federal-Aid Highway Act. $4.11 per gallon. Demand drops due to recession, better fuel efficiency and overall higher gas (1926) Henry Ford introduces the concept of the 40-hour work week. (1973) First American Gas crisis prices. hits causing price-per-gallon to soar from $.30 to $1.20. 1900 1920 2010 OIGL 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2020 timeline - o - ncter USA Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: How Much Does America Drive? Ever wonder how much we love cars? Well, the facts are in. 313,900,000 Total American Population 31,200,000 Passengers rode Amtrak in 193,552,000 Licensed drivers in the U.S. 2012 1,055 Average number of miles flown by each American 18,500 Miles of long distance routes Amtrak operates on. Serving 39 states and the District of Columbia 13,476 Average number of miles driven by licensed U.S. drivers per year per year 2.89 Average number of miles flown by Americans per day 600+ Miles the average long distance passenger travels in 36.9 Average number of miles driven by licensed U.S., drivers per day 904.5 a year Million miles flown per day by U.S. citizens 6.8 Billion miles driven per day by licensed U.S. motorists Sources's license 20Distance%20Trains.pdf are there_in_the US oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb Berger, Michael. (2001).The automobile in American history and culture: A reference guide. Greenwood Publishing Group. DRIVE SAFELY IDRIVESAFELY.COM Other Notable Brands Iconic Models Other Notable Brands Iconic Models

Our Great American Car Culture

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From Ford’s fledgling days, to building interconnected highways across the country, to regulated traffic laws, to oil crude crises, the automobile sits at the center of it all. Take a closer look at...


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