Magazine article America in WWII

Remember When ... Jim Used to Average 70-And Brag about It?

Magazine article America in WWII

Remember When ... Jim Used to Average 70-And Brag about It?

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SEEMS A LONG TIME, doesn't it, since Jim and chaps like him used to sit around and brag about how they made the other fellow eat their dust?

To hear them talk, a couple of hundred miles in less than a couple of hundred minutes was just ordinary going!

That sort of conversation is out of fashion now. So is that sort of driving--and for mighty good reasons.

Fast driving is plenty tough on tires--and tire wear is one of the deadliest enemies we bdve to face on the borne front.

There's only one safe plan to follow if you own a car today: Figure that your present tires are going to bate to last you for the duration (and perhaps for some time beyond)--and treat them accordingly.

There may be enough replacement tires for nonmilitary uses before the war is over. There may be synthetic tires of such quality and in such numbers that they will offset the lack of natural rubber. …

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