Old Vintage Transport - have we come a long way or WHAT ???


Vintage Transport - have we come a long way or WHAT ???

 
A Peugeot motorboat car, 1925
A Peugeot motorboat car, in Britain. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 1925




English invention capable of being used as a car, boat and plane



English invention capable of being used as a car, boat and plane
Back views of an English invention capable of being used as a car, boat and plane. Showing are a tail fin, rudder
and propeller. It also has two wings which can fold back and another propeller at the front.
(Photo by London Express/Getty Images). 27th February 1928




A Fulgar show-model car made by French car manufacturers, Simca
A Fulgar show-model car made by French car manufacturers, Simca. Designed for the year 2000 it is intended
to be atomically powered, guided by radar and using only two wheels balanced by gyroscopes when driven at
over 150 kph. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 1958




A caterpillar driven ferry with a 24 horsepower engine takes holidaymakers from the mainland at Bigbury in Devon to Burgh Island, a quarter of a mile away
A caterpillar driven ferry with a 24 horsepower engine takes holidaymakers from the mainland at Bigbury
in Devon to Burgh Island, a quarter of a mile away. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 4th April 1935




The James Samson Handyman electric cart
The James Samson Handyman electric cart offered for sale at £86.00 complete. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1953




A one-man anti-gas ambulance and resuscitator, designed and made for use by the Home Guard
A one-man anti-gas ambulance and resuscitator, designed and made for use by the Home Guard.
  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 29th July 1941




Bugle Buggy, a fibre glass bodyshell mounted on a Volkswagen chassis and engine
A fun vehicle for the young at heart, The Bugle Buggy, a fibre glass bodyshell mounted on a
Volkswagen chassis and engine. (Photo by Fred Mott/Evening Standard/Getty Images). 5th August 1970




Haywire, one of the snowcats used by Dr. Fuch's and his Commonwealth explorers on their journey across the Antarctic continent
“Haywire”, one of the snowcats used by Dr. Fuch's and his Commonwealth explorers on their journey
across the Antarctic continent, arrives at Tilbury from New Zealand, via Antwerp. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 10th May 1958




Mr. Graham's novel three-wheel car designed to look like an armoured car
Mr. Graham's novel three-wheel car designed to look like an armoured car, being used to take himself
and his bride on honeymoon after their wedding. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). August 1931




Joan Blondell the friendly comedienne is  riding on an American railway truck
Joan Blondell (1909–1979) the friendly comedienne is riding on an American railway truck, during
the filming of her latest film, “Other Men's Women”, directed by William Wellman for Warner Brothers.
(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1931




Swiss engineer Gerder at Arles, France on his way to Spain in his Motorwheel, a motorcycle with a wheel which runs on a rail placed inside a solid rubber tyre
Swiss engineer M. Gerder at Arles, France on his way to Spain in his “Motorwheel”, a motorcycle
with a wheel which runs on a rail placed inside a solid rubber tyre. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 1st September 1931




Salesman has his motorised roller skates refuelled at a petrol station near Hartford, Connecticut
Salesman Mike Dreschler has his motorised roller skates refuelled at a petrol station near Hartford, Connecticut.
He has a single horsepower air-cooled engine strapped to his back and holds a clutch, accelerator
and engine cut-off switch in his hand. (Photo by F. Roy Kemp/BIPs/Getty Images). 11th May 1961




Three trycycles make car for two
Three trycycles make car for two. Dr. J. B. Hanson and wife demonstrate their car. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). Circa 1931




Queen Mary with Princess Mary, the Princess Royal being driven across rough ground in a tracked car by Army officers
Queen Mary (1867–1953) with Princess Mary, the Princess Royal (1897–1965) being driven across rough
ground in a tracked car by Army officers. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1920




Amphicar, which can be driven on land or water
The new Amphicar, which can be driven on land or water, is used as a fishing boat by its owner
at the start of the salmon fishing season on the River Tay, Scotland. The “aqua” car is German built,
fitted with a Triumph Herald engine and can reach speeds of 7.5 knots in water.
(Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 17th January 1964




A trackless train leaving King George V Dock for London
A trackless train leaving King George V Dock for London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 1926




Customers buying snacks at the bar of a bus, 1933
Customers buying snacks at the bar of a bus. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1933




A Blackpool single decker tram, 1934
A Blackpool single decker tram. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). Circa 1934




A man with his small, runaround cycle, 1921
A man with his small, runaround cycle. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1921




A submarine motor car, 1937
A submarine motor car, which can travel both on land and underwater and is equipped with a 4 hp
engine and steel fins on both sides. (Photo by Horace Abrahams/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 1st December 1937




A three-wheeled car, 1929
A three-wheeled car made by Mr. A. Graham of Kingston, Surrey. The vehicle, designed in a nautical style,
reaches a maximum speed of 70 miles an hour with a body made entirely of sheet iron. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). April 1929




Television engineer is the proud holder of the first mobile television licence to be issued in Britain
Arthur Parkes, a television engineer from Dudley in Worcestershire, is the proud holder of the
first mobile television licence to be issued in Britain. Mr. Parkes has confounded the British
Broadcasting Corporation by proving that aircraft are capable of receiving television transmissions.
(Photo by Harry Kerr/BIPs/Getty Images). December 1955




A miniature truck carrying a party of children in open carriages next to a London and North Eastern railway steam engine on a platform at Ilford railway station
A miniature truck carrying a party of children in open carriages next to a London and North Eastern railway
steam engine on a platform at Ilford railway station, Essex. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 2nd June 1934




Prototype for a car-about-town, La Quasar, designed by Quasar Kahn, 1967
Prototype for a car-about-town, La Quasar, designed by Quasar Kahn. The car allows easy access from
all four sides and can reach speeds of 95kph. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 12th June 1967


Two Victorian ladies out for a drive with their chauffeur
Two Victorian ladies out for a drive with their chauffeur. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1900




Dynasphere



Dynasphere



Dynasphere
The Dynasphere, an electrically-driven wheel, invented by Mr. J. A. Purves of Taunton and his son.
It had 2.5 horse power and once attained a speed of 25 mph. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 1932




Douglas Vespa motorbike balanced on a pair of floats
Georges Monneret arrives on Dover beach after successfully crossing the Channel on his Douglas Vespa
motorbike balanced on a pair of floats. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1952




1959: Clive Talbot Of Chiswick, London, in his car built with the body of a boat
Clive Talbot Of Chiswick, London, in his car built with the body of a boat.
(Photo by June Lander/BIPs/Getty Images). September 1959




1953: Students at Brooklyn High School in New York learn to handle the controls of a car and experience simulated traffic conditions flashed onto a screen by means of projected film, using the Aetna Drivotrainer
Students at Brooklyn High School in New York learn to handle the controls of a car and experience
simulated traffic conditions flashed onto a screen by means of projected film, using the Aetna Drivotrainer.
  (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images). March 1953




1931:  Captain Malin with an amphibian Riley car going down the Severn
Captain Malin with an amphibian Riley car going down the Severn. He is taking a convoy of these cars
for a London to Cape Town venture.The car is mounted on a portable balloon apparatus and driven by
its own power through small paddles on the rear wheels. (Photo by A. Hudson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 20th March 1931




1964:  Urbania, the world's smallest working car
The “Urbania”, the world's smallest working car, invented by Marquis Piero Bargagli of Poggio Adorno
to solve the problem of limited parking space. The engine is situated in the centre of the chassis and
the seats rotate on a circular rail, enabling the passengers to descend from any side. (Photo by Franco Sestili/BIPs/Getty Images). December 1964




An Adler Diplomat car, built in Germany in 1936, with its carburettor that uses wood instead of petrol, fitted during World War II
An Adler Diplomat car, built in Germany in 1936, with its carburettor that uses wood instead of petrol,
fitted during World War II. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 21st November 1973




1940: Gas-driven taxis in a street in Birmingham
Gas-driven taxis in a street in Birmingham. The gas bags on the roofs of the taxis last about 15 to 20
miles without a refill. (Photo by A. J. O'Brien/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 24th April 1940




1970: A car of totally new design, the automodul, driven by its designer J. P. Ponthieu
A car of totally new design, the automodul, driven by its designer J. P. Ponthieu, at the opening of
the first Racing Car and Cycle show in Paris. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 21st February 1970




1925: A motor iceboat
A motor iceboat invented by Dr. Thadeus D. Smith of Wisconsin reaches seventy miles an hour during
its test on a frozen lake. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 30th March 1925




1925: Baker has constructed a delivery van with the driver's cab and the van in the shape of loaves of bread
Baker Mr. Sillitoe has constructed a delivery van with the driver's cab and the van in the shape of loaves
of bread. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1925




1925: A stunt car being rolled
A stunt car being rolled. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1925




1935: The newly built one horsepower Rytecraft lorry, believed to be the smallest motor lorry in the world, on the North Circular Road with other traffic
The newly built one horsepower Rytecraft lorry, believed to be the smallest motor lorry in the world, on
the North Circular Road with other traffic. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 22nd January 1935




1955: With chains fitted properly on the wheels, the driver is just about ready to race his midget car on the ice at Lily Pond
With chains fitted properly on the wheels, the driver is just about ready to race his midget car on
the ice at Lily Pond, New Hampshire, USA. (Photo by Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: Model Gay McGregor shows off the latest 1956 model Bond Minicar three-wheeler, at its London preview
Model Gay McGregor shows off the latest 1956 model Bond Minicar three-wheeler, at its London
preview. (Photo by Folb/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 4th November 1955




1956: Volkswagen travelling along the tracks of the Long Island railroad
The new Volkswagen travelling along the tracks of the Long Island railroad. This versatile vehicle has
two sets of wheels, tyres for the road and iron wheels that fit directly onto the tracks. (Photo by Sherman/Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1956




1925: Curry-Landskiff, a man-powered vehicle which can reach speed of up to 35 miles per hour
Dr. Manfred Curry standing beside his invention, the Curry-Landskiff, a man-powered vehicle which
can reach speed of up to 35 miles per hour. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1925




1929: A man and a woman riding in an Auto Red Bug, America's latest electric 2-seater runabout, in a London street
A man and a woman riding in an “Auto Red Bug”, America's latest electric 2-seater runabout, in a
London street. Driven by a 16 volt battery, it is capable of 12 mph. (Photo by J. Gaiger/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 1st March 1929




1928: A man cycling a One-Man Car Cycle in a street in the West End of London
A man cycling a “One-Man Car Cycle” in a street in the West End of London. (Photo by
Crouch/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). September 1928




1939: Holidaymakers riding the train at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Skegness, Lincolnshire
Holidaymakers riding the “train” at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Skegness, Lincolnshire.
(Photo by Felix Man/Picture Post/Getty Images). 5th August 1939




1911: A motor car at Brooklands race track which has been fitted with a propeller for extra speed
A motor car at Brooklands race track which has been fitted with a propeller for extra speed. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1st May 1911




1948: A man examining his electric car
A man examining his electric car. (Photo by Walter Bellamy/Express/Getty Images). 19th August 1948

1926: A vehicle invented by George McLaughlin which was designed to travel on ice and snow

A vehicle invented by George McLaughlin which was designed to travel on ice and snow.
   (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 1926




1911: Travelling  to the Derby by chauffeur driven car
Travelling to the Derby by chauffeur driven car. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). UK, 2nd June 1911




1954: A new 'People's Car', with an entirely plastic body, designed to seat three adults and two children and marketed as the cheapest car on the road
A new “People's Car”, with an entirely plastic body, designed to seat three adults and two
children and marketed as the cheapest car on the road. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images). Circa 1954




1964: The back view of a Renault 4 CV car, parked in the centre of Copenhagen with a large key fitted to the boot giving passers-by the impression of a life-size clockwork car
The back view of a Renault 4 CV car, parked in the centre of Copenhagen with a large key fitted to
the boot giving passers-by the impression of a life-size clockwork car. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1964




1960: Lord Brabazon, the pioneer British aviator, demonstrates the hover scooter at Long Ditton in Surrey
Lord Brabazon, the pioneer British aviator, demonstrates the hover scooter at Long Ditton in Surrey.
The machine has been developed by American engineer Charles Rhoades, and combines the hovercraft
with a scooter powered by a 250cc twin cylinder 2-stroke motorcycle engine. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 9th November 1960




1926: The Peugeot motor-boat car, on a river bank
The Peugeot motor-boat car, on a river bank. The front end is shaped like the bow of a boat, the middle
part like a car and it has wheels. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). October 1926




1928: A fruit importer's lorry at Covent Garden, London, with its driver's cabin in the shape of an apple
A fruit importer's lorry at Covent Garden, London, with its driver's cabin in the shape of
an apple. (Photo by Harold Clements/London Express/Getty Images). October 1928




1964: The 'Urbania', the world's smallest working car, invented by Marquis Piero Bargagli of Poggio Adorno
The “Urbania”, the world's smallest working car, invented by Marquis Piero Bargagli of
Poggio Adorno to solve the problem of limited parking space. The engine is situated in
the centre of the chassis and the seats rotate on a circular rail, enabling the passengers
to descend from any side. (Photo by Franco Sestili/BIPs/Getty Images). December 1964




1937: An old car is used to harvest a field at Sprowston, Norfolk
An old car is used to harvest a field at Sprowston, Norfolk. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 24th August 1937




1952: The Regal four-seater coupe, produced by the Reliant Engineering Co., Tamworth, Staffordshire, on show at the Cycle and Motor Cycle Show at Wasrl's Court in London
The Regal four-seater coupe, produced by the Reliant Engineering Co., Tamworth, Staffordshire, on show at the Cycle and Motor Cycle Show at Wasrl's Court in London. (Photo by Ron Case/Keystone/Getty Images). 14th November 1952




1940: Navy recruits riding in car and trailer at the HMS Royal Arthur training centre formerly Butlin's holiday camp, Skegness
Navy recruits riding in car and trailer at the HMS Royal Arthur training centre formerly Butlin's
holiday camp, Skegness. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 22nd February 1940