Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Driving In Style

   The automobile has had many negative effects on American society but it has given us a mobility unmatched in the World. We love our automobiles but with today's fewer models and similar body styles it's harder to get excited by the silhouette of a sleek sedan. This was not the case in the 1930s and early 1940s. Cars from this period exhibit a unique design that are a pleasure to look at. The Ford Model Ts and Model As that preceded the autos shown here were rectangular, boxy shapes that pretty much mimicked the outline of a horse and buggy. In the 1930s, as air travel caught the public's attention, there was more consideration of aerodynamics and the automobile becamed more streamlined as a result.

The 1929 Mercedes began sporting streamlined wheel covers.

1930 Packard Ad

1933 Buick

1933 Pontiac 8

1934 Humber "Twelve" Sports Tourer

1935 Nash

1935 Oldsmobile

1936 Buick

1936 Chevrolet  I love the rumble seat.

1939 Plymouth Roadking

1941 DeSoto

Camping with a yellow Nash

1946 Cadillac

1946 Hudson

1948 Plymouth

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