1) What was the state of the auto industry prior to WWII/during the Great Depression? What ramifications did the war have on both U.S. and foreign auto makers? Why was the U.S. auto industry able to see a boom in sales in the post-war period?
2) What were some of the key technological advancements in the auto industry in the ‘50s? Did the companies that initially created these advancements enjoy a competitive advantage over their rivals in this timeframe?
3) What trends were emulated in cars produced in the ‘60s? How does this explain the poor performance of cars fitted with ever increasingly sophisticated V-8 engines? How was the success of the Mustang defiant to this trend?