A Century Of Cars

Popular Mechanics takes a look back at the defining device of the 20th century -- the automobile.

"One hundred years ago, there were no airplanes. No televisions. No radios. The world had yet to experience air conditioning, the refrigerator or the New York Yankees. But the car, already in existence for 14 years, was fast becoming an indispensable part of the world. One hundred years later, in this age of virtual transportation, e-mail and the information interstate, we travel the world without leaving our living room. But the automobile, amazingly, is even more important in today's cyberworld."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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