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FIRST self-propelled automobile

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by IrishHills, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,720

    junk yard kid

    I stand corrected.
  2. Come on people, we have all seen this car before. Speed Racer's Dad drives one in the credits of the cartoon.
  3. CANS01
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
    Posts: 80

    from Illinois

    Front wheel drive. Guess we were destined to have it as our daily driver. Machinery of the past is remarkable when you take into account the manufacturing process.

    Thanks for the link.
  4. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    Everytime i see that i think how cool it is....
  5. yardgoat
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 724


    I love it !!!! only thing is ,it would be hard to chop an channel.And finding wheels would truly suck.But love the pipe out back....................YG
  6. shinysideup
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,627

    from ruskin, fl

    Sounds horrible on concrete.
  7. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,834


    The original one's still around,[​IMG]

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  8. I remember reading about this vehicle as a kid and think the original exploded killing the driver and some bystanders. I could be wrong.
    Also the Marquis de Dion is arguably the builder of the first "reliable" internal combustion engine and trembler coil ignition. Most early Automobile builders used or copied his single cylinder design. Oh ya he was French.
  9. HamD
    Joined: Mar 3, 2011
    Posts: 298


    now, what vintage is the steamer Leno drives?
  10. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,113


    I think the replica 30HP Vanderbult Cup Stanley is the one he is seen in most times.:)
  11. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,636

    from Chino, Ca

    Don't they teach anything in school anymore?? I read about that car 40 years ago when I was 8 years old. Nothing new to me.

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