5 American Cars That Illustrated the Times

The styling and performance of American cars have always historically reflected the feelings of the times that they were designed and sold in. The art deco streamliners of the 1930s represented beacons of optimism during the Great Depression. The land yachts of the 1950s with their elevated tail fins were a symbol of post-WWII prosperity, and the powerful muscle cars of the 1960s illustrated the fascination America was developing with pure performance. Courtesy of Westbury Toyota, we survey some examples of perfectly represented the feeling of the times.

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Redesigned Ford Taurus a big hit at Detroit Auto Show

When he arrived at Ford several years ago, new CEO Alan Mulally decided it was crazy for Ford to abandon the once-popular “Taurus” brand. He decided quickly to rename the lackluster Ford 500 and bring back the Taurus name.

Now the new Taurus has been introduced at the Detroit Auto Show, and the readers of The Detroit News have chosen the Taurus as “Best of Show” at the auto show. The car looks sweet, and it could provide a great shot in the arm for the struggling American auto industry.

  

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