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SCG Classic Car Restoration Automotive History

To gain a better perspective of the classic cars we love, often it is helpful to understand the environment in which they were manufactured. This section focuses on the history of the automotive manufacturing as well as some of the influences that led to advances over the years. We hope these articles will add to your appreciation of your favorite classic car.

Rolling to Victory: U.S. Enlists Automakers in WWI
Auto History - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Rolling to Victory: U.S. Enlists Automakers in WWI America's automotive industry played a definitive role before, during, and after the First World War.


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Cadillac in the 'MadMen' Era: Advertising Mid-Century Luxury
Auto History - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Cadillac in the 'MadMen' Era: Advertising Mid-Century Luxury Right after WWII, GM did everything they could to cement the image of Cadillac as the most desirable luxury car.


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Lady Auto Mechanics
Auto History
Lady Auto Mechanics Lately, the topic of working women has been making headlines. People on both sides of the political spectrum are debating whether women who have a job out of the home work harder than stay-at-home mothers. We don't know the answer to that question, but we do know that women have worked very hard in the auto repair industry since the earliest days of motoring.
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Hitting the Brakes: A History of Automotive Brakes
Auto History - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Early on, it became apparent that not only was it important to figure out how to make vehicles go, but just as important to figure out how to make them stop.
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Cushioning the Blow: History of Automotive Airbags
Auto History - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Continuing our series of articles on the history of automotive safety features we explore the design and implementation of automotive airbags.
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Starting to Click: A History of Automotive Seatbelts
Auto History - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Since before the automobile was invented, people were looking for ways to improve vehicle safety. This detailed history of seatbelts in automobiles provides an in-depth look at this most-effective automotive safety device.
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A Clear View: History of Automotive Safety Glass
Auto History - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
As cars began to hit the roads, it became clear (pun intended) that more protection for the driver was needed.
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Turn, Turn, Turn: A History of the Turn Signal
Auto History - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Used to be that when you wanted to signal your intent to drivers around you, you had to roll down your window, hang your arm out and make various motions, regardless of whether it was sunny, rainy, snowy, or icy.
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Clear the Way: A History of Automotive Windshield Wipers
Auto History - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
In the first of a series on the history of automotive safety features we discuss the invention and evolution of windshield wipers.
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