5 Interesting Facts About The History Of Cars

Car Manufacturing Came To A Halt During World War II

When America went to war after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, federal orders for automobile manufacturers indicated that no civilian automobiles, commercial trucks, or auto parts were to be produced. Instead, automobile manufacturers made military vehicles such as tanks, trucks, and jeeps.

The Ford GT Broke The Crushing Machine

The supercar Ford GT was so strong that it actually broke the crushing machine during the ‘roof crush’ test. Ford did not have a crushing machine strong enough to make an impact on the roof of the car. The material was a superplastic developed by special techniques by using heat.

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