Monday, January 18, 2010
The Dust Bowl week continues here at OPOD with this picture. It was taken in 1935 in a migrant worker camp in California. The men look to be rebuilding the engine in their car.
Have you noticed that it has gotten to where people pretty much can not work on cars these days? Due to the complexity, electronics, and specialized equipment required, pretty much all repairs require a trip to the shop. I was never very mechanically inclined, but when I was in High School most of my friends could rebuild an engine, transmission, or carburetor. They learned this by working on cars with their Dad. It is too bad that this tradition has been lost today.