AUTOS: Parade

By last week the parade of 1942-model automobiles was complete. The No. 1 showmen of U.S. industry had done their usual impressive job—but under difficulties.

For the first time since 1900, there was no automobile show. With production quotas imposed, with a seller's market and a war in front of them, the automakers had no reason to hold a show. The engineers had indulged their ingenuity on body changes, especially around the front ends. (Main trends: longer and lower bodies, more streamlining than ever.) But before they could plan any fundamental retooling for...

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