The car – man's best friend
At the end of the horrors of the First World War,
the number of cars in invader-raided Latvia was quite insignificant - only six cars were operated among civilians. In the mid 20s during the revival of the global, and Latvian, economy, car quantities significantly increased, and in the early 1930s the total amount of automobiles in the country almost reached four thousand. Automobile and motorcycle manufacturer dealers, which began to emerge in Latvia in the 1920s contributed to this. The car had conquered a stable position in societal life.
Passenger vehicles were mostly imported into Latvia
from the United States, less so from Europe. Therefore the Museum’s exposition on the 1920s primarily exhibits vehicles from overseas – the simple, cheap Chevrolet and Ford, the middle class Buick, as well as some automobiles manufactured in Europe – Renault and Fiat.
Origins of the automotive industry
Cars of the 1930s - 1940s