" The 126p was produced in Poland under the brand Polski Fiat 126p (literally in English: Polish Fiat 126p) between 1973 and 2000. At first it was almost identical with the basic model: differences included a higher chassis, a modified grille on the back, and the front blinkers that were white in Italy but orange for other markets. To distinguish it from the original Italian car, the letter "p" was added to its name. It was produced by Fabryka Samochodów Małolitrażowych (FSM) in Bielsko-Biała and Tychy under Italian Fiat licence. "
Mon Oct 28 2013 23:09:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A Reilly suited up for competition in the 1932 Monte Carlo Rally.
"Beginning in 1911, the Monte Carlo Rally was considered an important means of testing the latest improvements and developments on automobiles. Winning the rally, gave the auto manufacturer a great deal of credibility and publicity."
Fri Aug 09 2013 16:10:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Automobile on road, France, ca. 1907
" Captured by John B. Trevor (1878–1956) was an enthusiastic amateur photographer and a New York lawyer. Trevor was vacationing in France in June 1907 when, fortunately and coincidentally, Autochrome plates first became commercially available.
The Autochrome process in a nutshell: Autochromes were invented by Auguste and Louis Lumière. Autochrome plates were first patented in 1903, presented to the Academy of Science in 1904, and mass produced in Lyons, beginning in 1907. Each Autochrome is a unique color positive produced with millions of microscopic potato starch grains dyed orange-red, green, and violet-blue adhered to a varnished glass plate and coated with a photo-sensitive emulsion. The plates were relatively easy to use and the average exposure time was one second. The pointillistic potato particles are pitch-perfect and appealingly pleasant as pixels…"
Fri Jun 28 2013 20:48:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Interior shot of a 1925 Hispano Suiza H6B Convertible Victoria.
To quote an interesting excerpt from the factory manual: “On Driving the car. We take for granted that all those who will make use of our cars are expert drivers, and it is not our intention in the least to give them any advice on that point. Our real purpose is to explain how the best use may be made of our cars”.
Mon May 06 2013 17:38:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
History of the BMW Logo. A look inside the white and blue badge For more than 90 years this has been the symbol for sheer driving pleasure. But how was this logo developed? We set out on a search for clues.
Mon Feb 25 2013 16:37:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Oh that new thing called public transportation?
‘The Bennie Railplane was a form of rail transport invented by George Bennie (1891–1957), which moved along an overhead rail by way of propellers. It was intended to run above conventional railways, separating faster passenger traffic from slower freight traffic. A prototype ran over a 130-yard (120 m) line at Milngavie near Glasgow in the 1930s, but Bennie was never able to secure funding for further development and went bankrupt in 1937. The line was demolished for scrap in the 1950s.’ source: Retronaut.com