One of my personal crusades is to raise awareness of the fact that Mercedes-Benz did not invent the car like they claim to, and that automobiles have been around far longer than most people realize — viable cars have been around since at least the early 1800s. That’s why I’m so delighted to tell you about the first car to be repossessed, and used to run from a cop — way back in 1867.
In looking at our industry as it is today I began to compare it to what it was like some 50 years ago. The changes are huge and so I thought maybe it might be interesting to reminisce by putting those changes in an article. Some of the “old timers” (I mean really, really old timers) will relate to those times and those who were not there back then may enjoy reading about them. This article is all factual and is based completely from my personal experiences when I came into the industry in the 1960’s.