Bumper jacks were OK to change a tire, but not really much else. Of course they have not been of any use now for many years, as cars don't have a bumper to use them on. I loved cars with real bumpers that you could actually BUMP something with with no damage. Don't get me started on bumpers.
Right on. Cars back then were tanks compared to today’s cars. Playing baseball in the street meant hitting a car now and then. No mark or anything. Today’s cars would have several hundred dollars in damage from a baseball hitting it.
Used to be able to sit on the hood too. Not anymore.