Wilhelm Maybach, a designer in 1897, Germany, design a radiator Continue reading
Smethwick Engine, built in 1779, is a steam engine still in working order. Continue reading
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Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada in 1922 invented the snowmobile. It was at the time basically a sleigh with a Model T Engine, which propelled a snow propeller. Later Bombardier founded the first snowmobile manufacturing company in 1937. Continue reading
Hero of Alexandria (Greek: Ἥρων ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Heron ho Alexandreus; also known as Heron of Alexandria; c. 10 AD – c. 70 AD) was a Greek mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Alexandria, Roman Egypt. Continue reading
James Gordon Bennett Jr. (May 10, 1841 – May 14, 1918) was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr., who emigrated from Scotland. Continue reading
A Greek inventor by the name of Hero of Alexandria, described the toy Aeolipile that he build circa 75 CE. Continue reading
On December 18th 1898, French driving enthusiast Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the Land Speed Record (world record) of 39.24 miles (62.78 kilo-meters) per hour on the 2-kilometre course at Acheres, France. Get this, it was with an electric vehicle.
December 18th 1898
Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat
French driving enthusiast
- Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat – Wikipedia
Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat (1866, 7 June Paris, France – 20 November 1903, Le Cannet, France) was a French aristocrat and race car driver. He was the son of Prosper, Marquis of Chasseloup-Laubat, minister of Napoleon III, and of his American wife Marie-Louise Pilié.
- Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat – Land Speed Racing History
A list of Races
- Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the first officially recognized land …
His older brother Marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat was interested in the automobile and became a founding member of the Automobile Club de France in 1895.
- The First World Land Speed Record | Unique Cars and Parts
Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat holds a unique place in motoring’s history because he was the first man to set up a World Land Speed Record. It was, of course, the two Germans, Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler, who invented the motor car and made it work, but it was the French who held the first motor races and started the idea of competitive motoring.
James Gorden Bennett offered up the Prize and the Automobile Club de France organized the International Road Race, 3 national automobile clubs competed for the Prize. Continue reading
A total of 3 Indian Motorcycles were built in 1901 and on June 1st were publicly Demonstrated at a hill-climbing exhibition. Continue reading