The Greatest Cars Of The 1920s

By Goodness M

The 1920s was a period of technical advancements in the motor industry. The likes of front-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, electric-powered cars, and hybrid fuel or electric cars that we see today were introduced in the 1920s.

Braking System

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Considering the speed that cars were moving at in the 1920s, it was deemed necessary to transform the braking system and put mechanical brakes on all four wheels. Before this development, cars had mechanical brakes on the rear wheels, making it difficult for a driver to stop the vehicle.

Safety Glass

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To prevent severe injuries from minor accidents, durable safety glass was introduced. It did not shatter upon heavy impact.


The 1920s saw an improvement in the comfort of cars. Open tourers were enclosed, and heaters were installed. This improved the comfort of passengers in cases of cold weather. It increased the popularity of closed sedans because of their comfort and safety. This technological advancement enhanced the style, speed, and beauty of cars. These cars were associated with the status of a person in society in the 1920s. Therefore, only the wealthy afforded to buy these comfortable cars in the 1920s.

Construction of Roads

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In the 1920s, cars coming out from Detroit’s assembly lines were met with a challenge that is mud. Since most roads were constructed to be used by horse-drawn carts, they were not suitable for cars. This led to communities calling for better roads fit for vehicles. With the passing of the first Federal Highway Act, roads were constructed at a fast pace. This led to the “car culture” of the 1920s, where most people started buying cars to use for road trips and auto camping.