America on Wheels (film #349 on Prelinger Archive). [Category: Industrial]

This short, lightweight featurette skims over the story of the development of the automobile in America. Lots of antique car footage is shown, and we get to see lots of mildly amusing moments of early 20th-century folk struggling with the problems of early cars, but almost no historical information is given––the makes and models of the cars shown are not even mentioned! Strictly for lightweights.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: **.

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