Me too!!!!! BY FAR..... my favorite era was late 1800's through the beginning of WWII. Just blows my mind what a guy could do in a shed with basic hand tools (Harley and Davidson, Henry Ford, etc). There's a pretty funny story about Karl Benz's wife Bertha taking his "motor-wagen" in 1888 on the first road trip to see her mother (supposedly without him knowing). I was stationed at Edwards AFB (Muroc) a ways back, just in time for the first reuniuon. Just incredible to hear the old timer's stories back then about driving out to race with the family..... pulling the car apart to race, then putting it back together to get the family back home. TRUE PIONEERS! This might be a little off topic........ But here is an old Board track/ dirt track car I was involved in displaying a few years ago. Build quality was surprising good for such old "Backyard technology". The firewall was an old aluminum sign. This car was put into storage around the start of WWII and preserved ever since. The guy that owns it has had it since the mid 50's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!