The discussion on the Ford/Chevy was held by two opposing camps. The Ford camp was my brother in law from Taft, Marion Mott. His able assistant was my brother George. The Chevy camp was my bothers, Keith and Warren. The many other current cars (Buick, Studebaker, Plymouth, etc) did not get involved in the arguments. The Monsons were Ford/Chevy people.
Remember, this when the automobile was a recent invention. Exciting times. Every new model of any car was greeted with crowds of people visiting the show rooms. Much oohing and awing. Cars were an important part of our lives.
My brother Keith was famous for taking a Model T Ford apart and putting it back together. And it ran. He was only 12 years old at the time! Late 1920s. He was a mechanic all his life.
The arguments would cover all aspects of the cars. Starters, brakes, ignition, etc.
Here are pics of the cars.
My first car was a 1930 Model A sedan.
It was not that shiny. I paid 35 dollars for it and drove it for a year. The timing gear went out and I sold it in Fresno for ten dollars. The majority of my cars have been Fords. Mustang, Taurus, etc. Even my company cars were mostly Fords. I think that the present day Ford and Chevy are comparable. There is probably not a lick of difference.
Here are the front ends of a modern Ford and Chevy. I am just more comfortable in a Ford. After ten years in a Toyota I just bought a Ford. It seems like coming home
See any important difference? There could have been back in the 1920s and 30s but I do not believe there is now.