Rear View Mirror

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.

These items are offered as informational only, and do not necessarily represent the position or opinion of American Honda.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

October 3, 1945

Civilian car production resumes with new designs and new technology. Car makers work frantically to keep pace with new demand. Multi-car families will soon become commonplace adding to the aggregate miles traveled, and commensurate accidents. Despite the resumption of civilian car building, it would take several years to bring the industry up to speed again. In the interim, car dealers started forming dealer associations in metro areas to promote the sale of service, used cars, parts and accessories. It is unknown if any advertised their body shops services or even how many at that time had body shops.  

▲ List of Entries