This is the fifth 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
Neil Diamond, singer, actor (Jazz Singer), was born in Brooklyn, NY.
German battleship Bismarck sank HMS Hood in the North Atlantic. 1416 die 3 survive.
Japan launches a surprise attack on the U.S. base in Pearl Harbour.
The film “Casablanca” premieres in New York City.
Robert De Niro, John Denver, George Harrison (The Beatles), Mick Jagger(Rolling Stones) all born this year
D-Day, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France.
The US Bombs Tokyo for the first time with B-29 Super fortress bombers.
London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.
WW II finally ends.
The Microwave oven invented.
The United Nations formed to replace the league of Nations
UNICEF and UNESCO established
Tupperware offered for the first time
Cher, Donovan, Barry Gibb, Sally Field, Freddie Mercury, Dolly Parton, Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone and Donald Trump born this year
Piaggio launch the Vespa scooter
AT and T launch the first car phones
The Bikini goes on sale in France
The Kon-Tiki expedition starts
The transistor discovered
Polaroid Cameras go on sale
Saab produces its first automobile.
Goodrich Manufacturers first Tubeless Tyre
Ferrari produce their first sports car
Holden produce their first cars
Transistor radios developed
De-Havilland Comet completes first test flight
First VW Beetle sold in USA
First TV Remote “lazy bones” goes on sale
Peanuts comic strip debuts
Diners Club issue first credit cards
.Enter Your Vehicle
Image Attribution –
1941 Ford Super Deluxe – Corpmods [CC BY-SA 4.0]
1942 Peugeot VLV – Charles01 [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1943 Morris 8 Series E4 – Sicnag [CC BY 2.0]
1944 Willys Jeep – SG2012 [CC BY 2.0]
1945 Austin 16HP – Petejs [Public domain]
1946 Riley RMA 1½-litre – Graham Robertson [CC BY 2.0]
1947 Daimler DB 18 – Steve Glover [CC BY 2.0]
1948 Lincoln Continental V12 Convertible – Mr.choppers [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1949 Buick Roadmaster Riviera Coupe – Brian Snelson [CC BY 2.0]
1950 Dodge Coronet – Sealle [CC BY-SA 4.0]