As long as there have been radios in cars, there have been unsightly antennas to capture broadcast signals. The simple mast antenna was a reliable fixture on car fenders for decades - until, invariably, the metal mast was snapped off by a car wash, tree branch or neighbourhood kid. Dealers made a tidy income selling replacement masts and retractable ones, too. The power antenna was a welcome advancement, until it seized due to a lack of lubrication or accumulated ice, making it a target for local vandals just the same.
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A 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold for $1.3 million. Do you think classic cars were made better than modern rides?
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- Yes, the quality of cars from the 1960s and '70s is the best
- No, modern technology makes cars better today
- Maybe, it's hard to say since most Canadians get a new car every 10 years