The Vintage Cars and Autos
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Definition of a Vintage Car and Auto
The Vintage period began in 1919 and depending on different views, it ended somewhere between 1925 and 1939! Quite a time difference, however, in the US, some believed that the year of 1925 marked the end of the Vintage era as the classic car period began taking over. In Britain , they maintain that the year of 1930 marked the end of the Vintage years. There are other sources who believe that the beginning of the Second World War was the last of the Vintage Car and Auto period.
The History of Vintage Cars and Autos
The Vintage era was a very important time in the history of the car industry. It was during this time that cars were significantly improved to make driving a more comfortable experience. The cars were designed for practicality and convenience. It was recognized that man required a reliable vehicle to transport passengers and goods. During earlier times, vehicles had to be designed to travel across rough terrain as roads hadn't been put in place, however, the need for a decent road system had also been recognized, and it was during these times that man began building the first public roads - at least this meant that the cars could geared more towards the needs of man! The first mile of concrete, in the world, was built in 1909 by Horatio Earle, Good Roads, on Woodward Avenue in Detroit - how marvellous are the achievements of man when you look back and think of the modern road networks we have in place little more than 100 years later!
The Design of Vintage Cars and Autos
The Vintage era dramatically impacted upon the car industry across the world, it was a real turn around point in history as the production of these better developed and more advanced vehicles began. New design improvements included car heating, four-wheel braking, electric lighting and octane rating of fuel. The idea for a vehicle with power steering was devised during the Vintage period! These years saw the introduction of some fabulous designs, innovative ideas, impressive features, beautiful and attractive motors in an array of colors - classy, vibrant colors, smart, sleek colors - these vintage vehicles provided pure luxury and class to a man of these times.
The Manufacturers of Vintage Cars and Autos
Some of the main car manufacturers of the Vintage era included American companies - General Motors, Chrysler Corporation who owned Plymouth and Dodge Brothers, there were smaller manufacturers such as Franklin who successfully produced Vintage vehicles during these times. British Car Manufacturers included Ford of Britain, Rootes, Standard, Austin, Morris and Vauxhall. There were other car manufacturers during the Vintage period, however, many of them faced financial problems during the Great Depression 1920-1921, and unfortunately, didn't make a recovery.
List of Vintage Cars and Autos
Some of the most creative ideas were put in place during the Vintage era. Please see the list of Vintage cars and autos below for more details, facts and information: