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The History of the Automobile in America,

it’s mechanical and auto body technology and development, the people who drive them, the laws they are subject to, the evolution of the roads they drive on, and almost inevitably, the technology required to recover a collision-damaged vehicle and return it to drivable condition, are all intertwined. The history of the collision repair industry, most specifically, the many companies that support the industry, have a long and interestingly varied past.

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Monday, October 15, 2012


Closer to home, Massachusetts and Missouri were the first states to issue driver’s licenses in 1903.  Prior to this time, nobody figured you had to be licensed to drive a horseless carriage because, well… it was a carriage… without horses, and driving a carriage did not require a license, with or without horses.  In 1954, South Dakota was the last state to require licensing drivers.

(Source: on the web)

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