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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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Wednesday, July 10, 2013


The Wills-Saint Clair auto company meets its demise after a six year struggle.  It’s problem?  The car was over-engineered using more exotic materials than were used at the time.  In light of the vehicle engineering of the early 21st century, this seems almost blasphemous as materials such as composite plastics and high strength steels, once used only in exotic automobiles of Europe, are now used more and more in mass-production vehicles.

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