Car Materials Used Timeline

Car Frame

Made of Wood

1902 - 1909

Made of Vanadium Steel

1909 - 1921

Made of Aluminium

1921 - 1953

Made of Fiberglass

1953 - 1962

Made of Kevlar and Carbon Fiber

1962 - 2013

Car Tires

Pneumatic Tires

1900 - 1936

Bias Play Tires

1936 - 1948

Radial Tires

1948 - 2013

Car Windshields

Plate Glass

1921 - 1927

Triplex Glass

1927 - 1934

Curved Windshields

1934 - 2013

Car Bumpers

Steel Beams

1901 - 1936

Chrome Plated Steel Beams

1936 - 1970

Aluminium

1970 - 1980

Plastic

1980 - 2000

Plastic, Steel, and Aluminium

2000 - 2013

Car Seatbelts

Nylon Webbing

1907 - 1974

Industrial Polyester

1974 - 2013