The History Of Cars covers a period of time that spans more than three centuries, a time when automobiles first came into being and then, as they evolved, were not only used for transportation but also more specialized purposes, such as race cars and even planes.
In the present day, with the advent of the Internet and various technology applications, it is easy to see how the evolution of vehicles has reached to the extent that we can easily see them as art in the form of museums or art galleries. A museum display of 20th-century automobiles traces how the automotive design evolved with changing cultural aspirations and desires, as evidenced by their respective models' styles. What is fascinating about this is that the evolution of these automobiles was not an outcome of one manufacturer's efforts; instead, there was a proliferation of different carmakers in the 19th century. Some of them grasped in the footsteps of their colleagues. Some of these carmakers were quite creative and innovative, while others just copied each other's designs and strategies.
But this is not what the history of cars is all about. This book is all about automobiles. It chronicles their development from their first conception in 1855 to present-day models, which testify how much people want to own automobiles today. While they have been used for transportation, they have also been a part of fashion trends and the entertainment market.
One of the most exciting aspects of cars' history is how they came about and their subsequent development. We can say that cars were a product of the age of steam and electricity, as they became possible thanks to the steam engine's progress and electrical motors. Moreover, it also explains how cars evolved with today's different technologies like electric motors, gas engines, and hybrid cars.
Another exciting aspect is how car manufacturers were always competing against one another. This competition would have been so fierce, especially between European carmakers, considered the "powerhouse" in the automobile industry. The entire process of making automobiles was dictated by the need to keep up with each other. And as such, cars became increasingly more technologically advanced as innovations were made and old inventions were improved, leading to an environment comparable to science fiction movies and novels.
So if you are looking for a history book that is entertaining and educational, then the History of Cars is just right for you. Indeed, if you are a true fan of cars' history, it is sure to be one of your favorites.