1938 Rolls Royce Wraith

A Car For Every Year – Part 4 – From 1931 to 1940

This is the fourth in an ongoing series of “A Car for Every Year”. Part one covers the period 1886 to 1900. Part 2 covers the period 1901 – 1920 and thereafter each part covers a period of 10 years up until 1999. That ties in with our annual car show competition rules, and the fact that we only judge vehicles built in 1999 or prior.

A Car For Every Year – Part 1 – 1886 to 1900
A Car For Every Year – Part 2 – 1901 to 1920
A Car For Every Year – Part 3 – 1921 to 1930
A Car For Every Year – Part 4 – 1931 to 1940
A Car For Every Year – Part 5 – 1941 to 1950
A Car For Every Year – Part 6 – 1951 to 1960 (to follow)
A Car For Every Year – Part 7 – 1961 to 1970 (to follow)
A Car For Every Year – Part 8 – 1971 to 1980 (to follow)
A Car For Every Year – Part 9 – 1981 to 1990 (to follow)
A Car For Every Year – Part 10 – 1991 to 1999 (to follow)

OTHER EVENTS IN HISTORY

1931
Worst Ever drought in USA and the beginning of “The dust bowl years”
Australia becomes independent of Great Britain but remains part of the commonwealth.
The Empire State Building completed.
Schick launch the first electric razor
1932
Amelia Earhart flies solo across the Atlantic
Al Capone convicted of Income Tax Evasion

The Polaroid Camera is launched
1933
Willy Post first man to fly around the world.
Hitler announces the “Peoples Car”

Diamond of The Day
Diamond of The Day

1934
Donald Duck makes his first appearance
Bonnie and Clyde die in a hail of bullets in their 1932 Ford

Cat’s Eyes for road use invented
1935
Penguin Paperbacks are published for the first time.

Radar system for aircraft developed
1936
Edward VIII abdicates as King of England
Jesse Owens wins 4 Gold Medals at the Olympic Games – Berlin
First Public Telephone in the UK

Heinrich Focke invents the Helicopter

1937
Amelia Earhart disappears
UK introduces the first 999 Emergency telephone service
The Hindenburg Airship burns on landing at Lakehurst New Jersey USA
1938
Superman Comics first published
Howard Hughes circumnavigates the world by plane in 3 days 19 hours
Laszlo Biro invents the ballpoint pen
1939
The Wizard of Oz Film released
New York World’s Fair
WW II begins
a)Germany invades Poland 1st September
b)Britain and France declare war on Germany 3rd September
Russia Invades Finland 30 November

1940
Germany invades Denmark 9th April
Germany invades Norway 9th April
Germany invades France 10th May
Germany invades Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands 10th May
Germany begins bombing London in “The Blitz” 7th September
Franklin D. Roosevelt re-elected for a third term as the U.S. president.

1940 Packard 110 Convertible
1940 Packard 110 Convertible
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IMAGE ATTRIBUTION
1931 DKW F1 – Matěj Baťha [CC BY-SA 2.5]
1932 Fiat 508 Balilla – KRZYSZTOF at Polish Wikipedia [Public domain]
1933 Chevrolet Eagle – Lars-Göran Lindgren [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1934 Peugeot 401 – Arnaud 25 [Public domain]
1935 Chrysler Airstream Coupe – Brknott  [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1936 Cord – David Berry [ CC BY 2.0]
1937 Studebaker Coupe Express – dave7 [ CC BY-SA 2.0]
1938 Rolls Royce Wraith – Jeremy – Sydney [CC BY 2.0]
1939   Vauxhall 12-4  – Charles01 [ CC BY-SA 3.0]
1940 Packard 110 Convertible – Greg Gjerdingen [CC BY 2.0]