1924 Headlamps modified
Double filament headlamps were introduced in USA
Malcolm Campbell established world auto record by reaching a speed of 146.16 mph.
Ford Motor Co’s stock is valued to around $1 billion.
1925 Foundation of Daimler-Benz AG
German pioneers Mercedes and Benz combined to form Daimler Benz AG.
Walter Chrysler introduced first Chrysler model that cost $1,500 Italian Fiat 509 Model used first time the oil pressure warning light.
1926 Safety and comfort increased
Cadillac became the first manufacturer to offer safety glass windows as standard equipment.
Car heaters operated by the cooling system first appeared in cars of USA.
Indicators for direction changing were first appeared in British 14/40 Talbots.
1927 End of Model T
Ford announced halting the manufacturing of its popular model T and replacing with a new improved Model A
The first Model A was unveiled in Waldorf Hotel, NY and also in other 35 cities of US, Canada and Europe.
1928 Biggest auto industry merger in history
Chrysler and Dodge merged to form a greatest merger in history
Cadillac and La Salle of USA introduced synchromesh gearboxes in their cars.
1929 Ever increasing empire of General Motors
General Motors acquire Adam Opel, a German manufacturer.
General Electric Company sells a car running with a combination of gas and electric to Col. E.H. Green.
1930 US introduced Traffic signals
After many complaints from the drivers about the pedestrians walking in their path, The New York Board replaced the ineffective Yellow lights with Green and Red in the streets of Manhattan.
The British Daimler Company, Coventry mastered in fluid flywheel transmission along with steering column sector and used in all their models.
Clessie Cummins set a speed record of 129.39 kph with the Diesel engine.
1931 Rolls-Royce takes over Bentley
Ford produces last model A Traffic Act of Britain removes the “20 mph speed limit” rule and includes driving tests
1932 The Ford V8
After stopping the Model A production, Ford launched a new model with V8 engine
1933 Drive-in theatre
First drive-in movie theatre was developed in Camden, New Jersey Morris cars were introduced with Semaphore-type indicators
1934 Suspension improved
Cadillac introduced first coil spring independent suspension in their cars.
1935 Speed records keep breaking
Malcolm Campbell again sets a new auto speed record of 276.8 mph.
Headlamp flashers were first seen on Fiat 1500 model
1936 Volkswagen introduced
Ferdinand Porsche’s “Volkswagen” was introduces by Hitler
Test drives of first Volkswagen model “Beetle” began in Germany
Mercedes-Benz 260D model became the first private diesel engine car for sale.
1937 A year of accidents and improvements
A bus meant to travel from Miami to Tampa overturned in a canal and killed 13 Permanent license plates were introduced in Connecticut The Lincoln Tunnel was opened officially for the traffic to travel between New Jersey and Manhattan.
1938 Volkswagen’s longest ever production run
Ferdinand Porsche designed the first longest production run for manufacturing “Beetle” sponsored by the Hitler Government.
Cadillac introduced first steering-column gear-change linked to the manual gearbox.
GM started producing diesel engines in masses.
Toyota Motor Company Ltd was established.
1939 A year of innovations
Guide Lamp Division of GM developed ‘Winker’ turn indicators and were introduced by Buick, USA
First air-conditioning system to be used in car was developed by Packard, USA.
1940 First Jeep Tested
The Bantam Car Company, USA gave 70 four wheel drive models to the Army for trials which became known as Jeeps (G.P. - General Purpose) and was taken over later by Ford and Willys Companies.
Chrysler models were offered with two speed windscreen wipers.
Cadillac manufactured last LaSalle model
1941 Jeep- a tiny truck that can do everything
General Dwight D. Eisenhower of US due to its capabilities defined Jeep as the reason for winning the Second World War.
1942 Car manufacturing for civilians halts
The US government decides to stop the production of cars for civilians and use them for war purposes.
The American Nash 600 was introduced with first unitary construction and frame with box section.
1944 Volvo recognized
Volvo introduced first model with 1.4 liter engine post-war to be sold outside Scandinavia.
1945 Resuming the passenger car production
Post World War II, manufacturing cars for civilians was resumed and gas rationing ended.
A bus with two way radio was introduced in Washington, DC.
1947 Demise of Henry Ford
Revolutionary automobile pioneer, Henry Ford dies on April 7 in Dearborn leaving behind $205 million Empire for Ford Foundation.
David Brown, a tractor manufacturer acquired Aston Martin.
1948 Land Rover introduced
Buick of USA introduced the first torque converter type automatic transmission in passenger cars.
Citroën Traction Avant was fitted for the first time with radial-ply tires marketed by Michelin.
Goodrich of USA marketed the first tubeless tires which proved to be highly reliable.
Cadillac introduced tailfins in its cars.
1949 Volkswagen Beetle introduced in US
Chrysler, USA introduced remote engine start by pressing a button in its cars.
Morris Manor 8hp appeared with torsion bar suspension and lifted the suspension standards.
1950 Beginning of Porsche
General Motors net earnings reach a record value of $656,434,232.
First tinted glass was introduced by Buick, USA
Earle S. McPherson, an engineer at Ford designed a new suspension system using coil spring and damper which was named as McPherson strut and began to be used in every Ford model.
Jet 1 model from Rover became the first successful turbo charged car with 200 bhp engine.
1951 Chrysler introduced power steering
On January 30th, founder of Porsche, Ferdinand Porsche died.
1952 Disc brakes improved braking
Jaguar models were first introduced with modern type disc brakes that used piston operated brake pads on both the sides of a rotating disc attached to the wheel hub.
Buick, Oldsmobile and Cadillac used four barrel carburetors for fuel supply system in their car models.
1953 The first Chevrolet Corvette- an American sports car
Chevrolet Corvette rolled out for the first time from the Chevrolet assembly plant in Flint, MI with a fiberglass body.
Dunlop became the first company to market tubeless tires in Britain.
1954 General Motors celebrate its 50 millionth car
GM manufactures 50 millionth car, a gold plated Chevy.
The American Motors Corporation was established by a merger of Hudson Motor Company and Nash-Kelvinator.
Mercedes-Benz introduced glamorous 300SL model with gull-wing doors and fuel injection system.
1955 Safety first!
Automobile Seat belt legislation was enacted.
First solar powered car designed by William G. Cobb was demonstrated in Chicago.