The Old Cars and Autos
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Definition of Old Cars and Autos
The term 'old cars' really is a vast subject which could cover a huge mass of vehicles. However, there are certain terms given to cars that were built during specific time frames. Old cars can be separated into four groups, which are, along with their definitions as follows:
Veteran Era: the Veteran Era can be defined as the time from when the first automobile was designed and built, up until vehicles produced in the year of 1890.
Brass Era: the Brass Era can be defined as vehicles produced between the years of 1890 to 1918. This period was considered as the Horseless Carriage era - gas, electric and steam motor vehicles.
Antique Era: the Antique Era can be defined as vehicles produced before the First World War, or some believe the period ended in 1920.
Vintage Era: The Vintage period began in 1919 and ended somewhere between 1925 and 1939! In the United States of America, some maintain 1925 marked the end of the Vintage period as the classic car era began taking over. In the United Kingdom, they believe that 1930 was the end of the Vintage era. There are some sources who suggest that the beginning of WWII was in fact the end of the Vintage Car and Auto period.
The History of Old Cars and Autos
The era of old cars was vital in the history of the automobile industry. During this time, the motorcar was invented, created, developed and improved! In fact, cars were significantly improved during the Vintage era to make driving a more comfortable experience, and to provide practicality and convenience. Roads were developed which gave the automobile industry incredible opportunities when it came to developing transport across the world. It came to light during the early years that man required a reliable vehicle to transport both passengers and goods, but to do this they would require a good road surface! During the earliest times following the time when the motorcar was first invented, vehicles were designed to travel across rough terrain. The World's first mile of concrete was built in 1909 by Horatio Earle, Good Roads, on Woodward Avenue in Detroit!
The Design of Old Cars and Autos
Old cars impacted greatly upon the production of vehicles across the world, it marked a turning point in history as the production of these better developed and more advanced vehicles started. Improvements came around fairly quickly, and by the 1920s some vehicles included car heating, four-wheel braking, electric lighting and octane rating of fuel. The idea for a vehicle with power steering was innovated during the 1920s.
The Manufacturers of Old Cars and Autos
Please see the list of old cars below for more information about the manufacturers of old cars and information, facts and details about specific old cars.