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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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Saturday, June 15, 2013


WWII is over, and the body shop business, as we know it today, is born.  From 1945 to 1978, unfettered by environmental laws, government regulation, safety regulation, or insurance company influence, the number of body shops will increase dramatically.

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