gpcox – When Making a Car Was Illegal

Notsofancynancy, you may particularly enjoy reading this guest blog…unless you have already!

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

This is the latest Guest Post from gpcox all about the vehicles in service during World War II and a little about what the American Family had to sacrifice back home.

When Making a Car Was Illegal

After Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt ordered all car manufacturers to cease the production of private automobiles and convert the factories to produce military

vehicles, weaponry, airplane engines, parts, etc.  But, this would not put an end to man’s love affair with the automobile.  A car manual became priceless to a private owner and a truck manual was an absolute necessity for a farmer or businessman.  With the rationing of gasoline in the U.S., the “National Victory Speed” was 35 mph and driving clubs were encouraged. (Our modern day car-pools).

Automobiles were produced in massive quantities before the Great Depression and this brought the price down considerably.  Then, the stock market crashed and many…

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3 thoughts on “gpcox – When Making a Car Was Illegal”

  1. gpcox will be Guest Posting on again this coming Tuesday, 4.9.2013, so stop by and check it out, especially if you are into transportation.

    1. Isn’t that so true? And with the cars pretty much computer controlled, the days of “diagnostics” has taken a whole new meaning…and components are rarely overhauled these days… 😦

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