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Let's Go for a Ride

 

We think nothing of jumping in the car, starting up and driving away. Some of you have no idea how to drive a car with a stick shift. A hundred years ago is my typical time of this column, so how about those cars?

The big new thing in cars was Ford's Model T. It brought all sorts of changes to the "autoist", which was a common term back then. Cars first appear around here in the early 1900's. I have done a few columns about those, but this time we will do something different.

First thing we have to do to take a driving trip is to fill the radiator. Antifreeze was unknown, so cars were drain...



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