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Korean War Gazette Automobiles of the 50’s Final EditionJanuary 14, 1951Volume 5, Number 1 Hudson dominates racing. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet totam aspernatur.

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1 Korean War Gazette Automobiles of the 50’s Final EditionJanuary 14, 1951Volume 5, Number 1 Hudson dominates racing. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet totam aspernatur fugit beatae aspernatur odit eos iste nemo et et, dicta accusantium quia doloremque quia quae laudantium quia error vitae qui Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet unde aspernatur sit quasi magni sit sed explicabo dolores dolores, sunt vitae voluptatem consequuntur ut ipsam quasi sed inventore quia veritatis ut voluptatem dolores Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet dolores et aspernatur voluptas dicta dicta, ipsam ipsa nemo perspiciatis unde error sed voluptatem ratione quae eaque quae quae, magni enim Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet quae quae, magni enim enim natus perspiciatis quasi quia quia iste perspiciatis ipsam magni voluptatem voluptatem, enim ipsa iste et sed quia doloremque voluptatem ut magni laudantium laudantium vitae vitae, illo magni magni eos accusantium accusantium perspiciatis quasi nemo voluptatem voluptatem, enim ipsa iste et sed quia doloremque voluptatem ut magni laudantium laudantium vitae vitae, illo magni magni eos accusantium accusantium perspiciatis quasi nemo The 50’s Style Impact on Economy Bibliography Page Interstate Highway Act By: Matt Milliron Pd:2

2 The 50’s style The style of the 1950’s automobiles became known as the jet style They started designing cars with wings, turbines, and after-burner taillights. Cars became lower, longer, and wider. Chrome became more and more prevalent on the cars of the 50’s. Large white walls on the side of the tires is something that is not seen near as much on today's vehicles. If you look at the picture on the right, you can see the turbines on the chromed front bumper of this 1955 Ford Thunderbird. You can also see the rear fender is extended down over the tire which is no longer common. For more info click here.here

3 Hudson dominates NASCAR The Famous Hudson Hornet dominated the National Association for Stock Car Racing from The Hudson Hornet had a unique “step-down” design. The Hornet, had the floor pans underneath the frame giving you a few advantages: Low center of gravity for greater handling. More head and leg room for the driver and passengers, which made it a very popular “family friendly” car.

4 Hudson dominates NASCAR cont. Its “twin h” six cylinder engine was far superior because: It had dual carburetors and manifolds This boosted its horsepower from 145 to 220. Plenty of power compared to the popular Ford and Chrysler v8’s. The Hudson eventually disappeared because: NASCAR rule changes emphasized more horsepower and focused less on handling. The Hudson was famous for its handling and could not tune up its six cylinder Eventually Hudson could not re-modify their car because of its frame design and was eventually merged with the Nash company. After that, The Fabulous Hudson Hornet disappeared. For more info click here.here To see a tour of a Hudson Hornet raced by Marshall Teague click here.here.

5 Impact on Economy As the number of automobiles increased, so did the number of family road trips. This created a need for what became known as motels. The word “Motel” combined the words “motorist” and “hotel” Franchises that we see today started in the 50’s such as, Super 8, and Holiday Inn Places to eat located along the road started appearing everywhere. Diners became a big part of the 50’s However for some people they wanted food faster starting the series of “Fast Food” chains. McDonalds, White Castle, and Burger King became popular Gas stations were also arising. Gas stations focused on making customers as comfortable as possible Stations were “Full Service” where an attendant pumped your gas unlike today where you pump your own gas

6 Interstate Highway Act In 1956, the government implemented the Interstate Highway Act. It: Provided millions of dollars for highway improvement Called for a uniform interstate design to help traffic flow Made family road trips easier Decreased the amount of time to travel long distances Because the idea of an Interstate Highway was turned down many times before, Dwight D. Eisenhower became very well liked for passing the act. It became known as the Eisenhower Interstate System

7 Bibliography Page "An Account of 1950's Cars." Anything About Cars. Web. 24 Feb "Automobiles of the 1950's." College Term Papers. Web. 24 Feb Brennan, Jim. "The Fabulous Hudson Hornet." Car Domain. Web. 24 Feb "Eisenhower Interstate System." Wikimedia Commons. Web. 25 Feb Weingroff, Richard F. "Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956: Creating the Interstate System." National Atlas. Web. 25 Feb


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