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1931 Table of Contents


Site Map

Cover Galleries

Of Interest

Martin Bunn

Gus Wilson

The Gus Project

Word® Docs

Original Scans

Hall of Fame

Mechanic's Creed


Take the Test


Hints from the Model Garage





Latest Transmission Tricks-

July -

Gus Gives You Facts About Car Bearings

February -

Heat Your Car But Don't Burn It

August -

How To Spot Ignition Trouble

March -

Starting Tricks For Cold Weather

September -

Pills Won't Give Your Gas More Power

April -

Gus Gives Pointers On Car Buying

October -

Conceit Makes Good Drivers Bad

May -

Should Law Scrap Old Cars?

November -

Should I Patch or Scrap ... Old Tires?

June -

Why Your Car Needs Insurance

December -

Doping A Car For Cold Weather

In The News...

●    Spain becomes a republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII.

●    German industrialists finance 800,000-strong Nazi party.

●    British parliament enacts statute of Westminster, legalizing dominion equality with Britain.

●    Mukden Incident begins Japanese occupation of Manchuria.

●    In U.S., Hoover proposes one-year moratorium of war debts.

●    Harold C. Urey discovers heavy hydrogen.

●    Gangster Al Capone sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion (freed in 1939; dies in 1947).

●    Notorious Scottsboro trial begins, exposing depth of Southern racism.

●    "The Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes national anthem.

Automotive News

●    Fred S. Duesenberg killed in car crash (in his own Duesenberg.)