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The article attached here recalled those heady days spanning the years 1900 through 1910 when the apostles of the automobile were given the task of telling anyone who would listen that the days of the horse were over:

"What do I want with the thing? The horses are doing all right"

"Chris Sinsabaugh, now editor of Automotive News (and author of Forty Years of Automobile History), maintains that there were four developments which made the general acceptance of the motorcar inevitable:

The electric starter in 1911.
Baloon tires in 1922.
Four-wheel brakes and ethyl gas in 1924.
Safety glass in 1926.

After the battle was won to get men into cars, there came the need of convincing the women that it wouldn't be undignified to drive. That was done by getting well-known actresses and other celebrities to pose in cars..."

Click here to read more about the cars of yore...

     


Cars are Here to Stay (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Cars are Here to Stay (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Cars are Here to Stay (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Cars are Here to Stay (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Cars are Here to Stay (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Cars are Here to Stay (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Cars are Here to Stay (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Cars are Here to Stay (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

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