Travel: The Ultimate Drive-In

Like soft-shell crabs when the cara pace comes off, Americans feel naked and vulnerable outside their cars, and much Yankee ingenuity has been expended to make this unnecessary. First came the carhop, with a four-course meal at the rolling down of a window, and the motel, followed by the drive-in movie and the curbside teller's cage. Last month Macy's announced plans for a department store flanked by a spiral ramp to enable customers to park within a few yards of the counter they want to visit (TIME, April 10). And last week San Francisco saw the opening of a...

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