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, in Britain. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 1925Back views of an English invention capable of being used as a car, boat and plane. Showing are a tail fin, rudderand propeller. It also has two wings which can fold back and another propeller at the front.(Photo by London Express/Getty Images). 27th February 1928A Fulgar show-model car made by French car manufacturers, Simca. Designed for the year 2000 it is intendedto be atomically powered, guided by radar and using only two wheels balanced by gyroscopes when driven atover 150 kph. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 1958A caterpillar driven ferry with a 24 horsepower engine takes holidaymakers from the mainland at Bigburyin Devon to Burgh Island, a quarter of a mile away. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 4th April 1935The James Samson Handyman electric cart offered for sale at £86.00 complete. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1953A one-man anti-gas ambulance and resuscitator, designed and made for use by the Home Guard.(Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 29th July 1941A fun vehicle for the young at heart, The Bugle Buggy, a fibre glass bodyshell mounted on aVolkswagen 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 journeyacross the Antarctic continent, arrives at Tilbury from New Zealand, via Antwerp. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 10th May 1958Mr. Graham's novel three-wheel car designed to look like an armoured car, being used to take himselfand his bride on honeymoon after their wedding. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). August 1931Joan Blondell (1909–1979) the friendly comedienne is riding on an American railway truck, duringthe filming of her latest film, “Other Men's Women”, directed by William Wellman for Warner Brothers.(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1931Swiss engineer M. Gerder at Arles, France on his way to Spain in his “Motorwheel”, a motorcyclewith a wheel which runs on a rail placed inside a solid rubber tyre. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 1st September 1931Salesman 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, acceleratorand engine cut-off switch in his hand. (Photo by F. Roy Kemp/BIPs/Getty Images). 11th May 1961Three trycycles make car for two. Dr. J. B. Hanson and wife demonstrate their car. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). Circa 1931Queen Mary (1867–1953) with Princess Mary, the Princess Royal (1897–1965) being driven across roughground in a tracked car by Army officers. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1920The new Amphicar, which can be driven on land or water, is used as a fishing boat by its ownerat 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 1964A trackless train leaving King George V Dock for London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 1926Customers buying snacks at the bar of a bus. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1933A Blackpool single decker tram. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). Circa 1934A man with his small, runaround cycle. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1921A submarine motor car, which can travel both on land and underwater and is equipped with a 4 hpengine and steel fins on both sides. (Photo by Horace Abrahams/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 1st December 1937A 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 1929Arthur Parkes, a television engineer from Dudley in Worcestershire, is the proud holder of thefirst mobile television licence to be issued in Britain. Mr. Parkes has confounded the BritishBroadcasting Corporation by proving that aircraft are capable of receiving television transmissions.(Photo by Harry Kerr/BIPs/Getty Images). December 1955A miniature truck carrying a party of children in open carriages next to a London and North Eastern railwaysteam engine on a platform at Ilford railway station, Essex. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 2nd June 1934Prototype for a car-about-town, La Quasar, designed by Quasar Kahn. The car allows easy access fromall four sides and can reach speeds of 95kph. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 12th June 1967Two Victorian ladies out for a drive with their chauffeur. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1900The 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). 1932Georges Monneret arrives on Dover beach after successfully crossing the Channel on his Douglas Vespamotorbike balanced on a pair of floats. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1952Clive Talbot Of Chiswick, London, in his car built with the body of a boat.(Photo by June Lander/BIPs/Getty Images). September 1959Students at Brooklyn High School in New York learn to handle the controls of a car and experiencesimulated traffic conditions flashed onto a screen by means of projected film, using the Aetna Drivotrainer.(Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images). March 1953Captain Malin with an amphibian Riley car going down the Severn. He is taking a convoy of these carsfor a London to Cape Town venture.The car is mounted on a portable balloon apparatus and driven byits own power through small paddles on the rear wheels. (Photo by A. Hudson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 20th March 1931The “Urbania”, the world's smallest working car, invented by Marquis Piero Bargagli of Poggio Adornoto solve the problem of limited parking space. The engine is situated in the centre of the chassis andthe seats rotate on a circular rail, enabling the passengers to descend from any side. (Photo by Franco Sestili/BIPs/Getty Images). December 1964An 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 1973Gas-driven taxis in a street in Birmingham. The gas bags on the roofs of the taxis last about 15 to 20miles without a refill. (Photo by A. J. O'Brien/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 24th April 1940A car of totally new design, the automodul, driven by its designer J. P. Ponthieu, at the opening ofthe first Racing Car and Cycle show in Paris. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 21st February 1970A motor iceboat invented by Dr. Thadeus D. Smith of Wisconsin reaches seventy miles an hour duringits test on a frozen lake. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 30th March 1925Baker Mr. Sillitoe has constructed a delivery van with the driver's cab and the van in the shape of loavesof bread. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1925A stunt car being rolled. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1925The newly built one horsepower Rytecraft lorry, believed to be the smallest motor lorry in the world, onthe North Circular Road with other traffic. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 22nd January 1935With chains fitted properly on the wheels, the driver is just about ready to race his midget car onthe ice at Lily Pond, New Hampshire, USA. (Photo by Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955Model Gay McGregor shows off the latest 1956 model Bond Minicar three-wheeler, at its Londonpreview. (Photo by Folb/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 4th November 1955The new Volkswagen travelling along the tracks of the Long Island railroad. This versatile vehicle hastwo sets of wheels, tyres for the road and iron wheels that fit directly onto the tracks. (Photo by Sherman/Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1956Dr. Manfred Curry standing beside his invention, the Curry-Landskiff, a man-powered vehicle whichcan reach speed of up to 35 miles per hour. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1925A man and a woman riding in an “Auto Red Bug”, America's latest electric 2-seater runabout, in aLondon street. Driven by a 16 volt battery, it is capable of 12 mph. (Photo by J. Gaiger/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 1st March 1929A man cycling a “One-Man Car Cycle” in a street in the West End of London. (Photo byCrouch/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). September 1928Holidaymakers riding the “train” at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Skegness, Lincolnshire.(Photo by Felix Man/Picture Post/Getty Images). 5th August 1939A motor car at Brooklands race track which has been fitted with a propeller for extra speed. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1st May 1911A man examining his electric car. (Photo by Walter Bellamy/Express/Getty Images). 19th August 1948
A vehicle invented by George McLaughlin which was designed to travel on ice and snow.(Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 1926Travelling to the Derby by chauffeur driven car. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). UK, 2nd June 1911A new “People's Car”, with an entirely plastic body, designed to seat three adults and twochildren and marketed as the cheapest car on the road. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images). Circa 1954The back view of a Renault 4 CV car, parked in the centre of Copenhagen with a large key fitted tothe boot giving passers-by the impression of a life-size clockwork car. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1964Lord 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 hovercraftwith a scooter powered by a 250cc twin cylinder 2-stroke motorcycle engine. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 9th November 1960The Peugeot motor-boat car, on a river bank. The front end is shaped like the bow of a boat, the middlepart like a car and it has wheels. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). October 1926A fruit importer's lorry at Covent Garden, London, with its driver's cabin in the shape ofan apple. (Photo by Harold Clements/London Express/Getty Images). October 1928The “Urbania”, the world's smallest working car, invented by Marquis Piero Bargagli ofPoggio Adorno to solve the problem of limited parking space. The engine is situated inthe centre of the chassis and the seats rotate on a circular rail, enabling the passengersto descend from any side. (Photo by Franco Sestili/BIPs/Getty Images). December 1964An old car is used to harvest a field at Sprowston, Norfolk. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 24th August 1937The 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 1952Navy recruits riding in car and trailer at the HMS Royal Arthur training centre formerly Butlin'sholiday camp, Skegness. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 22nd February 1940