This blog will expand on themes and topics first mentioned in my book, "The Automobile and American Life." I hope to comment on recent developments in the automobile industry, reviews of my readings on the history of the automobile, drafts of my new work, contributions from friends, descriptions of the museums and car shows I attend and anything else relevant to those interested in automobiles and auto history. Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017, by the author.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Before the Garmin or Tom-Tom -- the 1939 "Arrow-Auto-Touring Chart"
Hi folks - a very neat pre-WWII travel calculator. This one is at the Library of Congress Maps division. Note routes to and from New York World's Fair and the Golden Gate Exposition held in San Francisco in 1939. Certainly you need a good navigator, but no need to worry about folding the map back. Anyone have one for sale?