Around the time Henry Ford was building his first car, so was Ransom Olds, father of the famous American Oldsmobile.

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But it was Ford who would establish the forty hour working week within his factories and introduce mass production via his moving assembly lines, heralding a new era for industry. The United States embraced the motor car in a big way, and by the mid nineteen sixties, no one walked anywhere anymore. The country that gave us the shopping mall also gave us the parking lot, and drive-through convenience. It seemed like just about
anything could be done in a car, from watching movies to dining to traveling long distance, as with the popularity of the motor car came Motor Inns, also called Motels!


    • Richard Scott
      Richard Scott

      wqw. the first '64 mustang had a "german engine." lol.

      about 9 days ago
    • rwrench rwrench
      rwrench rwrench

      The smartphone killed the sunday drive.

      about 19 days ago
    • Hoody Doody
      Hoody Doody

      restored a 63 riv  have a black 65 riv:)) if only today's designers could make cars better looking to go with their cars better reliability

      about 22 days ago
    • Roger Hazen
      Roger Hazen

      Lastly, SHOULD have mentioned TESLA ... TESLA MOTORS ... Which is an AMERICAN auto manufacturer .. and also technically a technology company.

      about 1 month ago
    • Roger Hazen
      Roger Hazen

      this doc definitely has good intentions, a bit of post production quality control would have made it much less arguable with the mistakes it has but regardless I enjoyed it, putting everyone's complaints aside. I did enjoy it.

      about 1 month ago
    • imdjc4

      5:53 ADHD?

      about 1 month ago
    • John Beer
      John Beer

      he got the 60 Buick wrong it was a impala 😂 30:12ish

      about 1 month ago
    • John Beer
      John Beer

      those days looked awesome😂🏌🏌✌✌✌✌🍻🍻nice

      about 1 month ago
    • Albee213

      * Chrysler New Yorker ran from 39 to 96 making it the longest running luxury car over the Cadillac Eldorado.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rick James5678
      Rick James5678

      When the UAW ordered a strike, the big 3 should fired the lot. Unions destroy businesses!

      about 1 month ago
    • bela katootz
      bela katootz

      14:24--you would think that for a close up like this they would have her nails done a little better than that===

      about 1 month ago
    • Richard Woods
      Richard Woods

      I lived through these beautiful cars, 1990 to today are pure shit.

      about 1 month ago
    • Julian Irvine
      Julian Irvine

      13:57 great commercial! Makes me want a 40 Ford!

      about 1 month ago
    • Carlos Cli
      Carlos Cli

      This video is a large Ford Commercial. It's not only full of mistakes and wrong data, but is absurdly poor.

      about 1 month ago
    • Yosen B. Mamma
      Yosen B. Mamma

      This Limey had a terrible habit of narrating over previously narrated videos!

      about 1 month ago
    • Womb Raider
      Womb Raider

      There are a lot of errors in this documentary but it's still interesting

      about 1 month ago


      about 1 month ago
    • Paul Mark
      Paul Mark In reply to RICHARD GORDON

      First On Race Day. : )

      about 13 days ago
    • Stephanie Booth
      Stephanie Booth


      about 1 month ago
    • Randy Wiesendanger
      Randy Wiesendanger In reply to Stephanie Booth

      you stoners just love your rice burners

      about 1 month ago
    • Bennet Fox
      Bennet Fox

      And you can forget all of this because the big three do not produce cars anymore. At least not in the United States.

      about 2 months ago
    • jeffrey pierce
      jeffrey pierce

      what's with all the anti-american negativity...

      about 2 months ago
    • Kevin Smith
      Kevin Smith

      You need to check your facts before submitting a completed project. The 1960 vehicle you displayed was indeed a Chevrolet and not a Buick. The 1954 and or 55 vehicle you displayed Buzz a 54 or 55 Cadillac series 62 and not and 1960

      about 2 months ago
    • fred kyle
      fred kyle


      about 2 months ago
    • Dennis R. Levesque
      Dennis R. Levesque

      This seems more like an infomercial for the big two (past & present), but very skimpy on the history of American vehicles.

      about 3 months ago
    • daniel gardner
      daniel gardner

      The big three had plenty of cash on hand after tooling for the war. The Independent car makers despite there quick start after the war had no chance against the war chest the big three had on hand.

      about 3 months ago
    • Spikester HD
      Spikester HD

      a few years ago in 2015 i was 7 and i got into cars from this video my fav car is a 1957 chevy bel air cnady apple red

      about 3 months ago
    • Lloyd Dailey
      Lloyd Dailey

      these cars today couldn't go over those roads !

      about 3 months ago
    • edwardschlosser1

      The Chevy Volt is A PIECE OF SHIT.

      about 3 months ago
    • edwardschlosser1

      Safety devices and emission controls destroyed the US automobile, and turned it into an overpriced piece of shit. Thank you government of assholes.

      about 3 months ago
    • Jean Meslier
      Jean Meslier

      In the 50s and 60s, used station wagons were cheap, with virtually no trade-in value, but usually low mileage, they were a good buy. They were used by Moms for their intended purpose.
      The interiors were usually dirty and needed seat covers. The engines always needed an oil change and servicing.
      The brakes were invariably worn out and they needed tires. Husbands usually did not maintain these vehicles, dismissing it as "Oh the wife only drives the kids to school and to the super-market." No matter that the vehicle was unsafe to drive.
      We used them as work vehicles, fishing or hunting, for anything where larger loads than an ordinary trunk would carry.
      They provided more comfort than a pick-up. Pick-ups were still just work trucks.

      about 3 months ago
    • williamg2552

      A travesty and, as another blogger stated, "An Epic Fail", to virtually IGNORE and BYPASS the history and accomplishments of The Chrysler Corporation and IT'S makes, PLYMOUTH, DODGE, DeSOTO, CHRYSLER, and IMPERIAL. Many of the engineering innovations common in cars today were PIONEERED by Chrysler Corporation Cars and Trucks. Oldsmobile may have been first with a fully automatic transmission, but Chrysler was first in America with it's FORERUNNER, "Fluid Drive", IMPERIAL was the first production car in the world with Power Steering, (1951) DODGE TRUCKS were the FIRST of the Big 3 to apply 4-Wheel-Drive to Pickup Trucks.(1930's). Chrysler was also first with electric Power Windows , Power Convertible Tops, curved side glass, transistorized car radios, the Alternator (the world standard today,1960) , The first mass-produced four-wheel hydraulic brakes (1924) , the first Power brakes (1932) first with Automatic overdrive,(1934) First mass-produced car with 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes (Imperial, 1971 - Corvette is not a "mass-produced car, and Imperial had it  BEFORE Cadillac & Lincoln),First American production engine with 1 horsepower per cubic inch: 1956 Chrysler 300B (355 hp, 354 cid Hemi engine) — before GM, (which wrongly claimed credit) , First with replaceable oil filters,(1920's) First High-compression engine (1925) ,First with Cruise Control (Imperial, 1958) Ignition key starting (1949) Some of these innovations were first in America, others were first in the WORLD . There are many other Chrysler innovations not mentioned here. Every Automobile manufacturer owes Chrysler Corp a great WHY no focus on them on this documentary ??

      about 3 months ago