Modern America that came to be in the 20th century is intrinsically linked to the automobile and, of all things, the gas station.
In the Gas Station in America, authors John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle trace the roots of the gas station back to their origin and provide a clear, authoritative view of how the modern gas station came to be, how its permutations through time have impacted our connection to them, and their importance to the development of the automobile and the economic success of the United States.
Along the way, they provide a fascinating glimpse at why, as auto enthusiasts, we use and appreciate our cars the way we do.
I haven't found a series that does a better job illuminating the subject of manufacturing than National Geographic's Ultimate Factories.
When you restore or customize your ride, it's difficult to do it well if you don't understand where it came from or how it was put together. If your serious about your hobby and it involves being hip deep in your car's parts, then Ultimate Factories is a must-see.
Although this is a review of the series, it's also a guide that references every single episode I could find with a perspective geared specifically towards the automotive enthusiast.
Check it out and enjoy!
An easy, cost effective, and efficient way to throw some light on a project.
Environment, people, and substrate safe degreaser/all-purpose cleaner and rust removers.
Environmentally Friendly Stripper that's extremely effective, easy to use, and dispose of.