The Truth About Cars » 1930s http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » 1930s http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Do Today’s Cars All Look Alike? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/do-todays-cars-all-look-alike/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/do-todays-cars-all-look-alike/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:57:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484182 You will find distinct improvements in the 1939 cars. The new cars are generally more functionally streamlined than ever before. Many wind-resisting gadgets have either been completely eliminated or made integral parts of the bodies. Headlights, in most models, have been set in the front fenders both to give wider light range and to reduce wind resistance. […]

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You will find distinct improvements in the 1939 cars. The new cars are generally more functionally streamlined than ever before. Many wind-resisting gadgets have either been completely eliminated or made integral parts of the bodies. Headlights, in most models, have been set in the front fenders both to give wider light range and to reduce wind resistance. […]

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Junkyard Find: Old Truck Door Signs of Colorado http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-old-truck-door-signs-of-colorado/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-old-truck-door-signs-of-colorado/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469226 I found a nice assortment of truck door signs of the 1930s through 1960s at this old-school wrecking yard north of Denver last year, and I just had to shoot a few more at this yard south of Denver last week, while picking up my ’41 Plymouth project. The Colorado sun is hard on paint, […]

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I found a nice assortment of truck door signs of the 1930s through 1960s at this old-school wrecking yard north of Denver last year, and I just had to shoot a few more at this yard south of Denver last week, while picking up my ’41 Plymouth project. The Colorado sun is hard on paint, […]

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You Tell ’em— I Can’t: 82 Years of Ward’s “Ever-Ready” Motor Record Book http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/you-tell-em-i-cant-82-years-of-wards-ever-ready-motor-record-book/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/you-tell-em-i-cant-82-years-of-wards-ever-ready-motor-record-book/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429677 While nosing around in yesterday’s ’64 Valiant wagon Junkyard Find, I spotted this little brown book on the floor beneath the rifled-by-tow-truck-driver glovebox. It looked ancient, far older than even the 48-year-old car in which I found it… but it turns out that you can still buy the Ward’s “Ever-Ready” Motor Record Book. Actually, we […]

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While nosing around in yesterday’s ’64 Valiant wagon Junkyard Find, I spotted this little brown book on the floor beneath the rifled-by-tow-truck-driver glovebox. It looked ancient, far older than even the 48-year-old car in which I found it… but it turns out that you can still buy the Ward’s “Ever-Ready” Motor Record Book. Actually, we […]

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Down On The Junkyard: Time Stops At Ancient Colorado Yard http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/down-on-the-junkyard-time-stops-at-ancient-colorado-yard/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/down-on-the-junkyard-time-stops-at-ancient-colorado-yard/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2011 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=398045 Most of my junkyard-prowling experience has taken place at the modern-day self-service yards, where the inventory turns over fast, prices are standardized, and 90% of the cars on the yard tend to be 15 to 20 years old. Now that I’m in a constant search for parts for a 45-year-old Dodge van, I’ve been venturing […]

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Most of my junkyard-prowling experience has taken place at the modern-day self-service yards, where the inventory turns over fast, prices are standardized, and 90% of the cars on the yard tend to be 15 to 20 years old. Now that I’m in a constant search for parts for a 45-year-old Dodge van, I’ve been venturing […]

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Fresno, 1938: Irrigation-Ditch-Jumpin’ Hupmobiles Compete In Old Hack Race http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/fresno-1938-irrigation-ditch-jumpin-hupmobiles-compete-in-old-hack-race/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/fresno-1938-irrigation-ditch-jumpin-hupmobiles-compete-in-old-hack-race/#comments Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=380165 Imagine California’s Central Valley with no personal-injury attorneys and a glut of sub-50-buck Model Ts, Essexes, and Oaklands. Those are the conditions that led to the incredible Old Hack Race. Hollywood celebrities, drunken college students, rampant gambling, and seatbelt-less clunkers combined to make this event a huge draw during the 1930s. Sadly, the madness got […]

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Imagine California’s Central Valley with no personal-injury attorneys and a glut of sub-50-buck Model Ts, Essexes, and Oaklands. Those are the conditions that led to the incredible Old Hack Race. Hollywood celebrities, drunken college students, rampant gambling, and seatbelt-less clunkers combined to make this event a huge draw during the 1930s. Sadly, the madness got […]

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Merchants of Speed: The Men Who Built America’s Performance Industry, by Paul D. Smith http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/merchants-of-speed-the-men-who-built-americas-performance-industry-by-paul-d-smith/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/merchants-of-speed-the-men-who-built-americas-performance-industry-by-paul-d-smith/#comments Fri, 24 Dec 2010 23:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378546 I’ve got this intimidating stack-o-car books to review— it’s been five months since the last one— and so I figured I’d skim them all and pick out a few winners. I cracked this one open, got hooked right away, and read the whole thing while ignoring the rest of the pile. This 1938 shot of […]

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I’ve got this intimidating stack-o-car books to review— it’s been five months since the last one— and so I figured I’d skim them all and pick out a few winners. I cracked this one open, got hooked right away, and read the whole thing while ignoring the rest of the pile. This 1938 shot of […]

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Studebaker Champion or Peugeot 404? Vast Colorado Junkyard’s Inventory Auctioned Off http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/studebaker-champion-or-peugeot-404-vast-colorado-junkyards-inventory-auctioned-off/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/studebaker-champion-or-peugeot-404-vast-colorado-junkyards-inventory-auctioned-off/#comments Sun, 12 Dec 2010 03:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=376675 When I heard from a certain Renault 4CV racer that the inventory of the ancient Seven Sons Auto Salvage wrecking yard in Brighton, Colorado, would be up for auction today, I headed up there in full bat-outta-hell mode. I don’t really need another Hell Project to piss off the neighbors, but what harm could there […]

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When I heard from a certain Renault 4CV racer that the inventory of the ancient Seven Sons Auto Salvage wrecking yard in Brighton, Colorado, would be up for auction today, I headed up there in full bat-outta-hell mode. I don’t really need another Hell Project to piss off the neighbors, but what harm could there […]

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