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A car was a type of general purpose automobile typically used by family households in everyday situations, such as the transport of cargo or individuals. They were sold by car salesmen. Aside from civilian use, cars were also used for military purposes, such as the American Jeep or the German Volkswagen Kübelwagen.
That same year in Lee's Summit, highway patrolmen reported to a newspaper about many people driving with out license tags on their cars. The most common excuse given was due to the fact that they expected to be drafted and didn't want to spend fifteen to twenty dollars for a car they won't use. (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")
Cars were used quite often by police departments across 20th century Earth, and such vehicles were modified to include flashing lights, sirens, and other devices for their needs. When several of the crew of the USS Voyager visited the Earth of this era, Captain Kathryn Janeway asked Lieutenant Tom Paris what they would need to pass for locals and he replied "Nice clothes, a fast car and lots of money." (VOY: "Future's End", "11:59"; ENT: "Carpenter Street")
During the 2130s, Charles Tucker III used to drive his car out to Chatkin Point and park along the shoreline and stare at the moon with his girlfriend. He later compared the size of his first car to that of a Retellian escape pod. (ENT: "Precious Cargo")
The same year, the Iotians of Sigma Iotia II, were driving cars identical to those driven in the United States of America on Earth, in the 1920s. One such car was a Flivver, as Spock called it. (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")
The Vedala, one of the oldest space faring species in the galaxy also used cars. They allowed a team of people, which included Kirk and Spock, to use their Vedala ground vehicle for transportation on the mad planet, where they were seeking the stolen Soul of the Skorr. (TAS: "The Jihad")
The following year, Doctor McCoy advised now-Captain Kirk, "You don't rob a bank when the get-away car has a flat tire," metaphorically referring to Kirk planning to infiltrate Qo'noS even though the USS Enterprise's warp core had broken down. Also, when Kirk and Khan were planning on space jumping from the Enterprise to the USS Vengeance, Scotty told Kirk that the doorway into the Vengeance was very small, and that making a jump successfully would be like "jumping from a moving car, off a bridge and into a shot glass."
Types of cars Edit
- Chevrolet/General Motors
Species that used carsEdit
|Automobiles: Buggy • Bus • Car • Hearse • Jeep • Limousine • Race car • Truck • Van|
|Military: Ground assault vehicle • Tank • Kolaran armored car|
|Other: Bicycle • Tricycle • Quadcycle • Motorcycle • Forklift • Train|
|Manufacturers: Airtrax • Cadillac • Chevrolet • Datsun • Dodge • Ford • Hyster • Lincoln • Mazda • Packard • Volkswagen|