Dodge Through the Decades – Great Depression to Recovery

 

Last week, we examined the 1920s and the pivotal milestones that shaped the brand in part of our ongoing series “Dodge Through the Decades.” This week we’ll look at the 1930s and how Dodge was able to survive the economic upheaval this nation faced, re-emerging as a powerhouse within the industry.

 

By 1930, the depression was in full swing, and the American auto industry was in deep crisis. Sales plummeted and workers were laid off as a result. Despite these trying times, Dodge still managed to hold on, and was still…

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Dodge Through the Decades – Great Depression to Recovery

All Eyes on the Dodge Scat Pack!

 

Vintage Dodge muscle was swarming around one of America’s most magnificent estates this past weekend during the annual EyesOn Design car show. Held on the majestic grounds of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, classic and iconic vehicles were “invited” to this show based on their unique and avant-garde design and styling features from the era.

 

Among the Bugattis, Duesenbergs, Packards and other classics from virtually every decade, the EyesOn Design committee recognized the role muscle cars played in the automotive landscape and…

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All Eyes on the Dodge Scat Pack!

Dodge Through the Decades – The Roaring 20’s!


As America recovered from World War One, the growing automobile industry began to take shape. Technology began to makes its way among all the manufacturers. Dodge capitalized on what it had learned building scout cars for the U.S. Army and the punishment they endured on the European battlefields and applied those great rugged attributes to civilian vehicles. In 1920, it was this durability that really solidified Dodge’s reputation for dependability and propelled the brand to the number two spot United States by producing over 141,000 vehicles.


Sadly, 1920 also…

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Dodge Through the Decades – The Roaring 20’s!