Category Archives: Car Technology

High-Tech in the 1950′s: HighWay Hi-Fi – Where The Vinyl Meets The Road, Part 5

From 1960 Plymouth Sales Brochure, The Solid Plymouth 1960 pg. 23: Music to while away the miles? You can choose between Plymouth’s Push-Button DeLuxe radio at a truly low price, or a new Hi-Fi radio with push-buttons that pull in stations that are states away with a sound that compares well with a livingroom console. […]

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High-Tech in the 1950′s: HighWay Hi-Fi – Where The Vinyl Meets The Road, Part 4

From Practical Auto Radio Service and Installation by Jack Greenfield (1960, Gernsback Library Inc.) pg. 152-153: The Highway Hi-Fi unit cost almost $200 and generally was available only as an accessory through an authorized automobile distributor. This tended to keep its distribution and use exclusive. In addition, the special records this unit played were not […]

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High-Tech in the 1950′s: HighWay Hi-Fi – Where The Vinyl Meets The Road, Part 3

From Original Highway Hi-Fi Owner’s Brochure: YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH YOU Highway Hi-Fi is the startling new development for motoring enjoyment. It gives the motorist a delightful traveling companion that will entertain with music and the spoken word. Highway Hi-Fi, the most unique advancement since the automobile radio, enables the car-owner to listen to […]

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