Automobiles today seem to be the most ordinary thing. We all have them and we all admire the advanced growth of their functions, designs and upgrades. Though, today, we would like to meet you with a short automobile background history with facts and data will enrich your knowledge about cars in general and how exactly they have appeared in the world.
There is no doubt that the car is one of the most successful inventions in the world. The very first idea of car creation appeared back in 18th century. It was 1769 year, when the steam engine was invented. It had metal frame and was equipped with seats to carry numerous people. These first cars though were quite noisy and they were available for about 4 decades.
Later, in the beginning of the 19th century, the internal combustion engine was created. The year is 1806 and the engine was from now powered with liquid fuel. This step into car progress has made it one of the most preferred and used means of transportation.
The first years of 20th century has brought the electric engine. It became the top invention for its time, while the car designs started to become more compact, practical and quite attractive, too. By the 1920 year, the world`s leading car producer – the General Motor – has become the largest automobile manufacturer. A little bit later – between 1930 and 1940 year – today`s big trio of Ford, General Motors and Daimler Chrysler have occupied the industry by showing their great ambitions in the car development.
The real flourishing state of the car industry, though, began right after the end of the Second World War. Thus, the time for exaggerated tailfin and the grinning chrome grille began, too. Meanwhile, things like high speed, more and more powerful engines and special facilities in the car, became the main factors for the price-formation in the industry. The large American automobile producers finally decided to import their cars inside Europe and Germany established its own car industry, too. All of these processes were meant to move the automobile industry on top of the economy chain in almost each country. Well, today, your car is definitely able to point your personal status and financial position in the society.