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History 1903 may have been one of the most important years in transportation

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Imagine just how much these 3 modes of transportation changed the world. HRP

    The Ford Motor Company was incorporated.

    The Wright Brothers achieved the first Successful flight.

    Harley - Davidson made the first production motorcycle available to the public
  2. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Atwater Mike

    Still have Fords, and Harleys. Wright 'Pushers'? Not in a coon's age.
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    The Wright plane also employed wing warping. I don't think that type of control mechanism lasted long.
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  4. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    I don't really care too much about what happened in 1903. I believe the hay days of hot rodding was the early to mid sixties.
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  5. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
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    You can't get to the mid sixties without going through 1903 and everything in between.
  6. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker

  7. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
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    from Berry, AL

  8. Anything can be debated, but these three paved the way. HRP
  9. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
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    All except Harley never made a public available motorcycle until 05 nomater what fallacies they push on the public!
  10. William S Harley & Arthur Davidson made available the first production Harley-Davidson Motorcycle and the bike was made to be a racer, Henry Meyer purchased on of the first 1903 models directly from William & Arthur.

    Granted the 1903 ( Model O) was a prototype motorcycle but none the less it was sold.

    Anything during this time period can be debated, the point is three major transportation industries made their footprint on the history of out nation in 1903. HRP
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    Excellent Post HRP And Very Important Inventions That Changed History Forever...Thanks... thf90450.jpg
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  12. I was just considering this a couple days ago at least from the Ford and Harley perspective. My company was also somewhat founded in that same timeframe...1902 which is what made me think of the other two from 1903. I was missing the Wright Brothers though in my thought process.
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  13. Sorry. Olds mass produced with interchangeable parts 7 years before...
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  14. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
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    The Wright Brothers first flight was shorter than a 747 wingspan.
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  15. As is with everything, one must make a attempt and then hone those skills, took me a while to lean to weld. HRP
  16. An "r" would fatten up the "lean". :)
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  17. Huh? o_O HRP
  18. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,127

    from PNW

    early to mid-50's is actually closer.
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  19. "took me a while to..."
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  20. I must be dense. I don't have a clue as to what your referring to. HRP
  21. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    This is what he means.
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  22. No they didn't. They didn't even begin building the Curved Dash model until 1901 after a huge factory fire, that's when Olds began using interchangeable parts.
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  23. No, I do the same thing when I reread my own writing. From your reply #15. "took me a while to learn to weld."
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  24. I see what your referring to, I think you were reading in something you thought I was saying and now that I look at it I can see where you assumed a spelling faux pas.

    When I typed lean that's exactly what I was saying but maybe I need to clarify, years ago I was in a pretty horrific motorcycle accident, resulting in a couple of fused vertebra and a pretty messed up leg & also a fused ankle, due to the injury's leaning to weld is something I really can't do very well, I had to relearn how to get down on my knees to weld, I could weld before the accident. HRP
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  25. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
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    3W JOHN

    1903 was a very important year IMHO.
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  26. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    HRP, I always thought the same thing about 1903! My great-grandfather started our ranch, here in Oklahoma ( actually Indian Territory, back then) in 1903! He also helped start our church that year!

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  27. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    from oregon

    Wonder what Karl thought when his wife "borrowed" it and drove 66 miles across the countryside, while he was sleeping, about 50 miles further than he had ever driven it.
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  28. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
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    I thought HRP was going to tell us it was the year he got his DL...
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  29. I ain't that old! :rolleyes: Drivers License were not required in 1903, All states required drivers License by 1959. HRP
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