Thursday, September 8, 2016
Homemade WW2 Patriotism On Display
Dull Tool Dim Bulb posted this photo of a patriotic, hand-drawn radiator cover from World War II. During cold weather, a radiator cover helped some of the more cold-natured vehicles of the era get to normal operating temperature faster. As DTDB pointed out, the slogan "Do you drive 35?" referred to the recommended speed for motorists during the war to conserve rubber. Fuel was not a problem in the U.S., but rubber was a concern, so the government rationed fuel to keep drivers from using up their tires.