|THE 2016 BONHAMS LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN WILL MARK THE 130TH BIRTHDAY OF THE WORLD'S FIRST AUTOMOBILE|
|The 'Benz Patent Motorwagen' took its first, faltering, steps in 1886… but the rest is history
The 2016 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run – the world's longest running motoring event – will celebrate inventor Karl Benz's 130-year old patent, granted on January 29th 1886, and the early days of German motoring when the annual pilgrimage of veteran cars makes its way to the south coast in November.
The Benz Patent Motorwagen (patent number 37435) was a two-seater, three-wheele...[Read more...]|
|GM'S ‘CLIMATE DECLARATION' SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS|
|DETROIT – In the year following the Climate Declaration signing, General Motors continues to prove there is economic opportunity in tackling climate change.
Organized by sustainable business advocacy group Ceres and its Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy coalition, the Climate Declaration reinforces the economic benefit of addressing clean energy, energy efficiency, cleaner transportation and reduced carbon emissions. GM remains the only automaker among 750 signatories.
|GOODYEAR NAMES 31ST HIGHWAY HERO|
| ||• Truck Driver Rescues Fellow Trucker Who Fell From Burning Rig|
• That Was Suspended Over Freeway Overpass
AKRON, Ohio, March 27, 2014 – A truck driver who rescued another trucker who had fallen from a burning tanker truck that was hanging over the side of a freeway overpass has been named the 31stGoodyear Highway Hero.
Chosen from four finalists, Ivan Vasovic of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., today accepted the 31st Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award during the Mid...[Read more...]
|FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR HISTORICS|
|• Stanley Steamer takes centre stage for spring sale|
Brooklands will provide the backdrop for the ultimate MPV – built long before the category was even invented – when a 1917 20hp Stanley Mountain Wagon crosses the 'block' on Saturday March 9th for Historics' spring sale.
Having sold their dry plate photographic business to Eastman Kodak, twin brothers Francis E. Stanley and Freelan O. Stanley decided to set up the Stanley Motor Carriage Company in order to manufacture steam powe...[Read more...]
|See Vintage Steam Cars at this year's Glenmoor Gathering|
|One of the highlighted features of the 2012 Gathering will be steam-powered automobiles. At the end of the 19th century, steam was king—and proven. It powered industrial machinery, ships and railroad locomotives. It was only natural that steam was used to power early automobiles. The most famous of these was the Stanley (shown above) but another well-known steam car was built in Cleveland—the White—and Locomobile began as a steam car.
In all, more than 200 vintage and classic American and E...[Read more...]|