Guest Post – When Making A Car Was Illegal – GPCox


"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

This is the latest Guest Post from gpcox all about the vehicles in service during World War II and a little about what the American Family had to sacrifice back home.

When Making a Car Was Illegal

After Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt ordered all car manufacturers to cease the production of private automobiles and convert the factories to produce military

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vehicles, weaponry, airplane engines, parts, etc.  But, this would not put an end to man’s love affair with the automobile.  A car manual became priceless to a private owner and a truck manual was an absolute necessity for a farmer or businessman.  With the rationing of gasoline in the U.S., the “National Victory Speed” was 35 mph and driving clubs were encouraged. (Our modern day car-pools).

Automobiles were produced in massive quantities before the Great Depression and this brought the price down considerably.  Then, the stock market crashed…

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2 thoughts on “Guest Post – When Making A Car Was Illegal – GPCox

  1. oldpoet56 – Thank you for the re-blog and helping to spread the information both GPCox and I share about life during the 1940’s. It’s a time in our history that is quickly being forgotten.

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    1. Thank you, and you are welcome. I agree with you about the 30’s and the 40’s being forgotten and that is a shame because of what this generation lived through. I seems that history in the minds of most people in this country only goes back to the mid to late 1960’s. I believe that America didn’t wake up to reality until after the NSA murdered President Kennedy in November of 1963. What I am saying is that it seems that pretty much everything before this is being forgotten.

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