They hadn't discoverd them until the '90s...<quoted text>
I remember eating in the car as a kid. Not excessively, but here and there. There was a strict 'no chocolate' rule for vacation candy, though.
Come to think of it, I think the car we used primarily (1977 Pontiac Bonneville) had NO cupholders. How weird is that? I use mine every day.
we had a no food, drink, or sticker rule in the cars growing up. i felt like such a rebel when i took a bottle of water with me when we drove to Tulsa 10 years ago. my cousin was opening a restaurant, and we didn't make up our minds that we woudl go until it was too late to get reasonable airfare. 3 drivers, an overnight stay in the middle of MO on the way out there, and 12 hrs straight on teh way back - oddly, wasn't the worst road trip i'd ever had with my parents.