Say, “Are we there yet?” and many of us will be taken back to the family road trip, whether we were the parents or the kids in the back seat, or maybe both if we carried on the tradition. The ride was punctuated by cries of “cow”, when playing games spotting things through the window, whines of “he touched me” or bursts of static as an adult in the front seat tried to find something on the radio. It was claustrophobic, tedious and repeated year after year.
It was also a freedom of movement that had gradually increased as cars became an integral part of life, especially in North America. There roads stretched on for miles and miles, all the way across the continent.
Cars have been around for more than 100 years. In that time, they have changed a lot but they have also brought about a lot of change. That change has probably effected your families, I know that it has affected me and mine.