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, June 5, 2013
8 June, 1938
The Federal Highway Act of 1938 called on the Bureau of Public Roads, the predecessor of the Federal Highway Administration, to study the feasibility of a system of three east-west and three north-south superhighways to be built in the US. Their report advocated an inter-regional road system. The interstate system, as we know it today, would not become a reality until the Eisenhower era.
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