The History of Cars

Nicholas Anderson

The Making of Cars

Cars were made for speedy transportation to get from point A to point B faster. They were also made for luxury to have a comfortable, smooth ride, and to make man labor easier. For example, a tractor or a backhoe, and many more related work tools. Also, cars were needed to transport goods to/from markets.

Pioneers

There were many car pioneers long ago. But only the famous, well known ones were recognized. So, here are some of those famous pioneers: Wilhelm Mayback, Gottlieb Daimler, Henry Ford, Ransom E. Olds, Lord Nuffield, Charles W. Nash, and the Duryea brothers. These men all helped bring the car to life.

First Popular Car

The first popular back in the early 1900’s was not surprisingly, a Ford. It was popular because it was very cheap for it's time. Not only that, but they were comfortable and greatly reliable. Also, they were one of the easiest cars to operate.

You know how the Ford was cheap? Well, the first Ford's cost $850. But, Henry Ford thought that was too expensive. So, he then dropped the price to $550. Think that’s all? He then dropped the price lower to only $440! But, he had one more final price to offer. $290 for a Ford! That’s pretty darn cheap! But, if you look at when a Chevrolet was made it cost as much as an average sized house! That is $2,000!


You know how the Ford was cheap? Well, at first it cost $850. But, Henry Ford thought that was too expensive. So, he then dropped the price to $550. Think that’s all? He then dropped the price lower to only $440! But, he had one more final price to offer. $290 for a Ford! That’s pretty darn cheap! But, if you look at when a Chevrolet was made it cost as much as an average sized house! That is $2,000!

Through the years

In the 1890’s, people saw the first car. They really wanted a car because they thought it was unique. In the year 1900-1901, people started buying the first cars. In the 1910’s, cars were getting used for car races. But they also got roofs which made them even more popular. The 1920’s brought a lot though. Cars and business got larger and better with more businesses to come. In the 1930’s, almost all families had a car to take a trip in.


From the 1940’s to now, cars have changed a lot. All cars had roofs, and turbo charge was introduced in the mid 1950’s. Also, of course, the engines got more parts and it was more complex. But, most importantly, car factories started making cars that produced less pollution. They also started making pollution free cars in the 1990’s like the solar powered car.

Just Keep Getting Better

In 1914, Henry Ford invented the assembly line. (That made his car production from 1 car every 12 ½ hours to only 1 ½ every hour!) In the 1910’s, the first radios, speedometers, and races came along in cars. Also, cars got better seats with more insulation and different material along the years. In the 1920’s, cars were easier to drive with first gear combined with 1 and 2, and second gear with 3 and 4. In the 1960’s, cars had tail like tail-lights in the back.

Please Be Safe

Cars were introduced to seatbelts in the 1950’s. The seatbelts were put there because cars got faster, and it was needed for safety. But, it wasn’t just for the sake of safety, but it was soon made a law to wear one when the car is in gear.



Cars were made for faster transportation and luxury. This is how cars evolved over many years.