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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, February 1, 2014


The Department of Transportation opens collision demonstrations to the public and press for the first time.  A 1982 Volvo is crashed into a fixed barrier and two domestic cars (brands un-named) collide together.  The purpose of the demonstration is to make motorists aware of the tremendous forces at work during a collision.

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