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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, March 10, 2014


Despite the growing popularity of the automobile, two-million horse-drawn wagons are produced. Back then, the wagon body and car body were both wood. And if either needed to be painted, both were painted with a brush. Paint would not be spray-able in the automotive world until 1926.

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