USD Students Take Tour of Jay Leno’s Car Garage
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Inside USD -- Lights …! Camera…! … Cars? For a fortunate group of USD students, this part of Hollywood glamour makes perfect sense.
Visiting USD Knapp Humanities Chair and historian John Heitmann’s class is studying the automobile, based on Heitmann’s book, The Automobile and American Life. Heitmann’s class studies this machine that changed the world from various perspectives throughout the semester, including reading about the automobile and its history, watching films and listening to music. But one aspect was missing — seeing in person the cars often illustrated in their textbooks. It was an important part of visualizing and truly understanding the historically significant vehicles including their technological foundations and scale. (Full Story)