The History of American Vehicles

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The History of British Cars

Early British vehicles relied on developments from Germany and France, but by the turn of the century the first all British automobile was manufactured by the Woolsley Tool and Motor Car Company. License your content worldwide with Janson Media Subscribe for more content The Baby Austin becoming available in 1922, selling for 225 pounds, putting it in reach of people previously unable to afford to buy a motor car. In 1929 the big names in car manufacturing were Morris, founded by William Morris, and Austin, and between them they were responsible for 60% of the cars on the roads in Britain. However, there is no more famous name in British motor car manufacturing than Rolls Royce, maker of some of the best luxury cars in the world.

The Great Depression 1 - A job at Ford's

A Job at Ford's episode 1 (60 min.) Just before the advent of the Great Depression, Henry Ford controlled the most important company in the most important industry in the booming American economy. His offer of high wages in exchange for hard work attracted workers to Detroit, but it began to come apart when Ford hired a private police force to speed up production and spy on employees. After the depression hit in 1929, these workers faced a new, grim reality as unemployment skyrocketed.

Bankrupt - How Cronyism and Corruption Brought Down Detroit Detroit U.S.A.: Once the most prosperous city in America. With a booming manufacturing sector and cultural magnetism, the city had bright horizons after World War II. But as the 1960′s rolled in, the marriage of Big Business and Big Government overtook Detroit. The central planners in government needed the powerful corporations, and the powerful corporations came to depend on the bureaucracy, too. The marriage worked well for the politicians and for their corporate cronies, but Detroit itself entered a decades-long decline. America watched as Detroit slowly bled people, jobs and revenue. Politicians tried spending money. They tried raising taxes. The more they taxed and spent, the faster the city declined. Detroit still had its "Big Three" auto manufacturers, until two of its crown jewels, General Motors and Chrysler, imploded in 2008 under the weight of reckless and subsidized mismanagement. Instead of allowing market forces to rebuild Detroit and the auto industry, the United States handed billions of dollars to General Motors and Chrysler. Five years later, the city of Detroit is bankrupt and almost $20 billion dollars in debt. Meanwhile, General Motors has a cash balance of over $20 billion, still owes the taxpayers over $10 billion dollars that outgoing CEO Dan Akerson said will not be paid, and the company continues to benefit from an unprecedented $18 billion tax gift from the bankruptcy. Why is General Motors walking away with billions while Detroit dies? How did so much money change hands between the world's most powerful corporate leaders and government officials while delivering on so little of the promise sold to America by central planners? Bankrupt: How Cronyism & Corruption Took Down Detroit answers this question, and many others. Complete with the candid analysis of pundits, journalists, analysts and government officials, sourcing of historical news and government archives, and on-scene interviews with everyday Detroiters, Bankrupt sheds light on what happened to Detroit, and who is to blame. And most importantly, it asks "What is next for the Motor City?"

The World of German Cars

While cars can be seen on virtually every street in every modernized country on the planet, to find the first reliable engines we would have to go back in time to Germany, where two inventors, Niklaus Otto and Karl Benz, revolutionized the way people travelled from A to B. License your content worldwide with Janson Media The very first example of the machine that changed the world was the System Lutzmann Motor Carriage, manufactured in 1899 by Benz. It was a three-wheeled, self-propelled carriage fueled by a petrol engine. Over the next fifty years, Benz, Volkswagen and Porsche would lead the way in German engineering, creating some of the most popular and prestigious cars in the world.

America's Most Powerful Car American Muscle Car Documentary Discovery TV

Around the time Henry Ford was building his first car, so was Ransom Olds, father of the famous American Oldsmobile.

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But it was Ford who would establish the forty hour working week within his factories and introduce mass production via his moving assembly lines, heralding a new era for industry. The United States embraced the motor car in a big way, and by the mid nineteen sixties, no one walked anywhere anymore. The country that gave us the shopping mall also gave us the parking lot, and drive-through convenience. It seemed like just about
anything could be done in a car, from watching movies to dining to traveling long distance, as with the popularity of the motor car came Motor Inns, also called Motels!

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