“They Don’t Make ‘em Anymore: Those Fabulous Cars of the Fifties,” will be the topic of a presentation of the Thomas J. Garland Library at Tusculum College on Tuesday, January 26.
The illustrated discussion, led by Charles Tunstall, assistant professor of library science and reference and instructional services librarian, will be held in Room 206 of the Garland Library and will begin at 6 p.m.
“During the 1950’s, the automobile became to most Americans the ultimate status symbol,” said Tunstall.
He added that while the discussion will focus on “The Big Three,” (Chrysler, Ford, General Motors) the last efforts of the American independent manufacturers will also be noted. In addition, questions will be answered such as: What is a fastback? When did the two-piece windshield disappear? Which car had the highest rear fins? When did four headlights come into use? What cars were specifically marketed to women? What was Ford’s most colossal failure?
The program is open to the public, refreshments will be served for participants and Tusculum College students attending will receive arts and lecture credit.