were a turbulent decade for automakers. Hundreds of new makes and
models burst onto the market scene. The economy was in the midst of
a post-war boom. At the time, many automakers couldn't ask for more.
The 20's automobile era began with the return of eager World War I
soldiers. Car sales soon went through the roof, as the public came
to realize the benefits of an automobile. Auto-touring (vacationing)
became extremely popular, with campsites and filling stations springing
up around America.
By the end of the decade, there was almost one car per family in the United States. As a result, the automobile became an increasingly important part of American lives. Workers no longer needed to live close to their workplace, homemakers could run errands with greater convienience, and the overall increase in productivity and efficiency left the American people with more time for entertainment, family time and recreation.