The first true automobile was a machine that had three wheels and was powered by steam. It was built by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot in 1769. It was heavy and moved very slowly. A disadvantage of steam was that water had to be brought to a boil before the car could go. During the late 1890s and early 1900s manufacturers produced cars run by electric motors. Electric cars did not run well at high speeds and had to have their batteries recharged every 80 kilometers.
In 1860 Etienne Lenoir developed a gasoline-powered internal-combustion engine and 16 years later the German Nikolaus Otto built an improved gasoline engine. In 1893 the brothers Charles E. and J. Frank Duryea built the first successful gasoline-powered car in the United States.
Henry Ford was the person who built the first affordable car. As a boy, he loved to play with watches, clocks, and machines. Cars had already been built in Europe when Ford experimented with his first vehicle in 1899. It had wheels like a bicycle’s and a gasoline-powered engine. It was called a Quadricycle and had only two speeds and no reverse. Within four years Ford had started the Ford Motor Company and his ideas about making automobiles changed history. In 1908 Ford introduced the Model T. This car worked well and was not costly. It was a big success. By 1918 half of all cars in the United States were Model Ts.
The car designed by Nicholas Joseph Cugnot in 1769
After World War II (1939-45) automakers began using power steering, power brakes, and automatic controls for windows and seats. Air conditioning also became available.
Automobiles cause air pollution. By the 21st century some automakers had created vehicles that combined gasoline and electric power.
The first license plates were given to horse-drawn carriages. Car numbers appeared in 1899 in Germany (Munich). Letters on the license plates appeared due to the desire of the German businessman to make a gift to his beloved. He was allowed to put the initials of the spouse before the numbers.
The smallest model of the car was released in 2011 in Great Britain. It is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Pell P50 is 104cm wide, 137cm long and weighs 59kg. This single-seat car’s speed is 80 km / h.
The car under the patent of Benz, 1886, Germany
The longest car is a limousine with the length of 30 meters. The car has 26 wheels and two control cabins at both ends. There is a swimming pool and a bed inside it, and a helicopter platform on the top.
There are a lot of expensive cars, but the most expensive is Ferrari 250 GTO, 1963. Only 36 such cars were produced.
The sound of the Aston Martin Vantage exhaust is audible at a distance of 6,000 meters.
The Swedish company SAAB was founded in 1937, but initially it produced only military aircraft. After the Second World War, the company decided to enter a new market and establish production of cars. The first prototype, called Ursaab, was developed by a group of 16 engineers.
Motorwagen by Carl Benz
Mercedes 35 hp
Marcus car, 1873-1875, Austria
In 1906 the Stanley steam car set a speed record of 203 km h
In 1900, Ferdinand Porsche designed an electric car with four driving wheels
Delamare-Deboutteville, 1884, France
Racing version of Mercedes 35 hp
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Convertible
Morgan Aero 8
Ferdinand GT3 RS
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
BMW Isetta 300
1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird
1967 Toyota 2000GT
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Litre Roadster
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Carrozzeria Pininfarina
1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1960 F.M.R. Tg 500 Tiger
1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible by Carrozzeria Ghia
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
1954 Pegaso Z-102 Series II Berlinetta by Carrosserie J. Saoutchik
1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet by Figoni et Falaschi
1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Beverly by the Walter M. Murphy Company
1933 Auburn Twelve 12-161A Custom Speedster
1932 Ford V-8 Cabriolet by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina
1931 Minerva AL Convertible Sedan by The Rollston Company
Automobiles in art
Amazing car by Salvador Dali
Amazing Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Astonishing Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Attractive Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Awesome Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Beautiful Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Car by Salvador Dali
Charming Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Gorgeous Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Graceful car by Salvador Dali
Graceful Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Interesting car by Salvador Dali
Interesting Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Lovely Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Magnificent Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Majestic Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Stunning Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Wonderful Retro cars by Alan Fearnley
Monuments to cars
Abakan. Monument to the State Automobile Inspection
Beijing. Stone BMW
Broken Ferrari by Charlie Molinelli
Cadillac Ranch by Ant Farm
Carhenge by Jim Reinders
Goodwood. Monument to Audi cars
Goodwood. Monument to Land Rover cars
Krasnoyarsk. Fire truck
Lada VAZ 2101, Moscow
Monument banker goes to his car in Yekaterinburg, Russia
Monument to a car in Kurgan, Russia
Monument to a car in Monaco
Monument to a car in St. Petersburg, Russia
Monument to Citroen DS 50 in France
Monument to Jaguar in Goodwood, Chichester, UK
Monument to Renault in France
Monument to SEAT 600 in Malaga, Spain
Monument to the car in Belgorod, Russia
Monument to the car in Rajfnice, Austria
Monument to the Lanchester in Birmingham, United Kingdom
Monument to the racer in Monaco
Monument to the racer Juan Manuel Fangio in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Monument to the racer Juan Manuel Fangio in Stuttgart, Germany
Monument to Volga in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Monument to Yuri Nikulin and a car in Moscow, Russia
Nizhny Novgorod. Pobeda
Prague. Walking Trabant
Rio de Janeiro, Yin-Yang from Folkwagens
The disintegration of cars by Fabian Oefner
Tombstone in London, BMW M3