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A history of auto manufacturing...
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A history of auto manufacturing...

A history of auto manufacturing...

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(OP)
Here's an amazing visual representation of how the top 10 auto manufacturing countries have changed from from 1950 to 2019 (once it starts, you can't look away):

https://para-rigger.posthaven.com/top-ten-car-prod...

In addition to the US, note that I've visited automobile production facilities in Germany, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Australia and of course China.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA
Siemens PLM:
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The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
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RE: A history of auto manufacturing...

JohnRBaker,

I recall back around 1976 reading a Consumer Report car buyer's guide in which they discussed their classification of cars — full size, mid-sized, compact and sub-compact. They claimed that all compact cars have not sufficient space in the back seat for an adult, except for the Dodge Dart, and all imports.

You cannot write stuff like that, now.

--
JHG

RE: A history of auto manufacturing...

And to think that it wasn't that long ago that the best cars and airplanes in the world were all made in France.
Times change.

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P.E. Metallurgy, consulting work welcomed

RE: A history of auto manufacturing...

When was that, Ed? I don't remember any such time.

RE: A history of auto manufacturing...

Ed,
Renault Clio, Bugatti Veyron, Dassault Rafale, Airbus A320neo...
Has something changed?

Oh right...
Ford Fiesta, Dodge Viper, Lockheed F-35, Boeing 737Max...
I can feel your pride.

www.sparweb.ca

RE: A history of auto manufacturing...

The French had technical leadership in many areas in the early 1900's up to WWII. With some minor bright spots after the war. Think Delahaye, Talbot, Bugatti among others.

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P.E. Metallurgy, consulting work welcomed

RE: A history of auto manufacturing...

(OP)
I rented a Citron in Belgium once and the sir suspension was amazing.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA
Siemens PLM:
UG/NX Museum:

The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
It's finding someone you can't live without

RE: A history of auto manufacturing...

The Alba was the only fully Portuguese car of the 1950s, when several small car manufacturers appeared in Portugal in order to participate in the events organized by the Automobile Club of Portugal. The Alba had 4 cylinders with 2 carburetors and 1500Cm3. The Alba company based in Albergaria has already gone bankrupt.

luis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvXfnI3vPpc

RE: A history of auto manufacturing...

Interesting but it doesn't identify who the cars are being made by. Just the country they're made in. Mexico made the list at the end but they're like Canada, US manufacturers. Airbus is a multinational owned company and never was a "French" company. Airbus SE, the SE is Society Europe and is registered in the Netherlands. France is a leader in developing exotic alloys. Bugatti is owned by Volkswagen. Remember the early 60's when everyone though the only thing Japan could make was cheap toys and transistor radios? They embraced Deming and his quality control principles that we looked down on but depend on now to be competitive. China is the next Japan. Malaysia will follow China. I believe S. Korea builds the most large ships now. China makes more but not the ships that begin with "Super," like super tanker. It's always been this way. Things always change but remain the same. Manufacturing is like a dog chasing it's tail.

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