Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 06-29-2016, 12:51 PM
Sampiro Sampiro is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 36,258
Why were touring cars so long?

I've seen lots of pictures of 1910s/1920s touring cars but I don't know that I've seen one in person- maybe that would answer the question. They seem long enough to easily have three rows of seats, but they generally just have the front and rear seats. Why were they so long? The people in the back must have had enough room to sit on the floor and have a picnic or a poker game.
(I do know from my grandmother that her father used a modified touring car as an ambulance in the 1920s and 1930s, but I'm guessing that was the exception and, as mentioned, it was modified.)

Pics of the type of car I'm talking about.
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2017 Sun-Times Media, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017