1920s Cars Essay

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Cars of the 1920s started the age of the automobile which over time became faster, stronger, more fuel efficient and more reliable. Henry Ford plays a major role in the automotive industry in this time period. His model-T was and still is a very popular car. The cars of this time period could not reach very high speeds and the safety of these cars were dangerous. Cars were a new thing during the 1920s and have forever changed transportation and life of the average american. These cars changed over time and had many purposes. during the prohibition some cars were used to smuggle alcohol to different places. People also began to alter parts on these cars to make them faster. This was also the beginning of NASCAR when people started to race. Even …show more content…
Henry Ford was an amazing mechanic who started the production of of the Ford industry and is one of the leading car production companies in the world. “His model-T made about 23 horsepower and could reach up to 20 miles per hour.”(motor sport). There were about 15 million made between 1908 and 1927. The model-T would soon surpass other vehicles in this time. This car was very popular at the time because it was the fastest and most reliable vehicle compared to others such as the “rover eight that was air cooled with a three speed gearbox.”(motor sport). The production of cars that were affordable to almost anyone boosted the economy and provided easy transportation for all families within the middle class or higher. With easier transportation people could go farther and get more during the …show more content…
Also in nineteen-twenty three the country was still dealing with some segregation, mainly in the south. The Ford Motor Company employed almost half the company with African-Americans. New York City soon ended up removing their curbside gas pumps, and people ended up having to go to gas stations to get gas rather than stopping on the side of the road. That year the U.S produced an estimate of about three point seven million cars and the number was growing and so were their features and designs. For example, Dupont and GM created a new type of paint “Duco”, a quick drying, colorful, affordable Automotive lacquer, and also the world’s first car with a radio. Springfield created the world’s first car radio. The radio was only available for the wealthy until later on when enough were made to mass

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