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The Age of the Automobile

October 1980

The car is a marvellous way of getting about - providing you have one and the rest of the world doesn’t. Cartoonist Ronald Cobb comments on the sexual fantasies of the car promoters and the consumerism, waste and pollution of an industry which is at the hub of most Western economies.

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