Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir

Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir also known as Jean J. Lenoir (12 January 1822 – 4 August 1900) was a Belgian engineer who developed the internal combustion engine in 1858. Continue reading

First automobile Ordered by a Head of State

Nobody knows for sure whether Alexander ever drove or rode in his purchased car. Continue reading

Automobile Used for Public Transportation

Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, Belgian engineer invented the first automobile for personal transportation. Continue reading

First Closed-Circuit Road Race in France

The Automobile Club of France held a closed-circuit road race at Course de Perigueux in 1898. Continue reading

The Renault 4 Introduced in September 1961

The Renault 4, a hatchback automobile, was introduced in 1961 by the state-controlled automotive manufacturer Regie Nationale des Usines Renault de Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Continue reading

The 1936 Mercedes-Benz

The 1936 Mercedes-Benz manufactured by the automaker Daimler-Benz AG of Stuttgart, Germany, was the first diesel passenger car. Continue reading

First national speed limit

In England during the 1903, the speed limit was set to 20 miles (32 kilometres) per hour. Continue reading

Wilhelm Maybach

Wilhelm Maybach (help·info) (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈmaɪbax]; 9 February 1846 – 29 December 1929) was an early German engine designer and industrialist. Continue reading

Motorcycle with an internal combustion engine

The German engineers Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach invented the internal combustion engine for Motorcycles. Continue reading

First Road designed for motor vehicles

Great inventions always come out of Africa. The colonial governor Joseph S. Gallieni had French Engineers construct a road for motor vehicles to connect the port town of Tamatave with the capital city of Antananarivo, the road was intended for motor freight traffic. Continue reading