|1963 Ford Thunderbird|
|2015 Honda Fit.|
(The pillar lights are extra).
|The first tail lights were really just carriage lights adapted to new purposes.|
|During the 1920s, when top speeds were barely more than that the car's model year, |
drivers actually had time to read tail lights
|If you can read this, your eyes are better than mine. Fortunately someone had a better idea.|
|1940s tail lights--nothing to write|
|Ten years of creativity run amuck until, suddenly, around 1963, |
cooler head designers prevailed.
|During the 1950s, body styles were often remarkably similar within|
a single carmaker's line; while individuality came from the chrome
"jewelry," such as tail lights...and with a steep price tag.