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Photos capture the thrills ...and spills of the golden age of  motoring
Fascinating photos from the 1920s and 30s show the dramatic and tragic side effect of the golden age of American
motoring. the pictures were taken in and around Boston, Massachusetts by Leslic Jones, who was staff photographer
at the Boston-Herald Traveler newspaper from 1917 to 1956.
Mr Jones captured everything that happened in the city for five decades and when he died in 1967, his family donated
a vast collection of 34,000 prints to the Boston Public Library.
Motor cars became affordable to the masses for the first time in the 1920s. By the end of the decade a Model T Ford
cost $298, just a fraction of the $1,200 it cost in 1909.
The introduction of hire purchase also made it much easier for members of
the public to buy cars, and by 1929, 20 per cent of Americans were on the road.
Ford, Chrysler and General Motors were all competing for the boom in business and by the time the depression hit in
1929, Ford was producing more than one car every minute.
Technology meant these early cars were capable of achieving speeds of up to 50 miles per hour - but safety measures
were nowhere near as advanced as they are today.
Add in the fact drivers didn't need to pass a test before they got behind the wheel, and it's easy to see why accidents
were frequent and often spectacular.

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EARLY HOT RODDERS
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AUSTRALIA
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EARLY HOT ROD MOVIES
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Early Photo's of Brisbane
PHOTO'S SUPPLIED BY
CHERRYL LEE
FROM COOPAROO IN BRISBANE
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A VIDEO TO HELP US REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES
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AUSTRALIAN STREET RODDING
MAGAZINE No.51 NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1986 PAGE 41 

Australian HOT ROD Magazine 1966
CLUB REGISTER
SHOWING CLUBS THAT WERE REGISTERED IN AUSTRALIA
AT THAT TIME.
RODS INC WAS FIRST REGISTERED IN 1964.
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SOME QUEENSLAND'S HOT RODS FROM 1967-1969
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MAGIZINE FROM THE YEAR RODS INC WAS FOUNDED
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OLD TIME CAR RACING
BOUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION BY
GRAEME SAUNDERS


This early Rods Inc
busness card photo
was sent to us by one
of Rods Inc's founders
Greg Thomsen
This 21st Anniversary
Rods Inc badge photo
was sent in by
John Winterburn
NEXT YEAR 2014
RODS INC WILL BE 50YEARS OLD
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