Steve Moskowitz Posted March 26, 2015 Share Posted March 26, 2015 Driving America Fast FactsOverviewØDriving America tells the story of the automobile and its unique impact on American culture.ØCovers 200 years of American legends.ØCars represent freedom to see the country.ØWe honor our nation’s heritage with our cars and our car stories.ØOur cars tell our history and predict our future.ØEvery American has a car story.ØWe are our cars and no matter what we drive, we are Driving America.Highlights<o:p></oØ1773: The steam powered carriage Ø1901: Assembly system at Olds Motor Works Ø1913: Mass produced cars from Ford Ø1922: Essex enclosed cabin – the family car is bornØThe Station wagon – a house on wheelsØExplosion of new roads - Route 66 – an iconic part of American cultureØEvolution of motels and the drive-thruØEisenhower builds the interstate systemØBirth of the VW Bug and the hippie nationØAmerican muscle carsØIndy 500ØHarley Earl pushes design to the edge, cars become status symbolsØThe Hollywood connectionØHonda Civic changes the market – we put MPG above allØDrive-in movies & cruisingØThe minivan and family valuesØInventing the future – Tesla Model SInterviews<o:p></oØGraham Rahal, Indycar driverØBobby Rahal, racecar legendØDan McNichol, author, “The Roads That Built America”ØEdward Welburn, VP Global Design, General MotorsØMatt Hardigree, Editor in Chief, JalopnikØBruch Hannah, professor, Pratt InstituteØLarry Edsall, automotive authorØRobert Thompson, professor, Syracuse University<o:p></oØFor more information, including embeddable videos, please visit http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episodes/driving-america/This may turn out to be programming that many of us have begged for, real history. I hope it has been done well and that they fact checked their episodes. I will look forward to watching it (especially since I believe they are going to give Ransom Olds the credit that normally goes to Ford)! On History Channel Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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