Around the time Henry Ford was building his first car, so was Ransom Olds, father of the famous American Oldsmobile.
But it was Ford who would establish the forty-hour working week within his factories and introduce mass production via his moving assembly lines, heralding a new era for the industry.
The United States embraced the motor car in a big way, and by the mid-1960s, no one walked anywhere anymore. The country that gave us the shopping mall also gave us the parking lot, and drive-through convenience.
It seemed like just about anything could be done in a car, from watching movies to dining to traveling long distances, as with the popularity of the motor car came Motor Inns, also called Motels…