Saturday, July 12, 2008

Stolen cars and Time magazine in 1933

I found this article from Time from July 3, 1933 regarding the profitable business of fencing stolen car parts. It's worth reading just for a peak into history, a time when "Mr. Chrysler" himself made Chryslers, when cops might go months without getting paid and the word "cahoots" showed up in Time articles. It notes that insurance companies were complicit because it saved them money for garages to use cheaper stolen parts to make repairs.

The most interesting lesson here, though, is that Time stories from 1933 are available free online. How cool is that?

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