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The History of Mercedes Benz

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Mercedes is known throughout the world as a symbol of wealth and class. Mercedes Benz cars are well known for its quality and durability. Did you know that all Mercedes cars are personally signed off to maintain its quality by top engineers in the automotive industry? The history of Mercedes Benz goes back almost 150 years ago back to when Gottlieb Daimler got together with Karl Benz to form this brand that we all know today.

More than a hundred years ago, the birth of two men set the history of Mercedes Benz. Gottlieb Daimler was born in Germany. A decade later, Karl Benz was born also in Germany. Interesting enough, there were 60 miles apart but they both shared a common interest. At a very young age, both were already exposed to machines but both had different approaches to building cars which no one believed at that time they will merge.

In the year 1886, Karl Benz made his first motorized tricycle which was soon followed by a four-wheeler in 1893. Daimler on the other hand built a horseless carriage in 1886 and two years

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The History Of The Beginning Cars

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In 1886 Karl Benz has released its first ingenious model of the car with gasoline engine with one cylinder, volume 954 cubic centimetres and power beside 0.8 equine power at frequency of the rotation 250-300 rotations per minute. At tail winds and on even road this three-wheeled car could reach 16 kilometers at hour, but in that times important was not as much velocity as fact itself that car in general capable to move. But so lasted not long. Beside Benz then and there appeared the ensemble of the followers, thirsty to obtain greater.

However took much time that car could to outstrip the horse, and else more that it could to move the quicker rail-freight traffic. The first driver became In 1889 Camille, reached velocity 100 kilometers at hour, but to 1904 she already got to 160 kilometers at hour. All early records were put on the first stock cars, athletic achievements used for improvements road machines then, velocity which also increased. Else new type of the car appeared before the First world war – a sports car. But speed quality were inherent not only athletic

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A Few Things About the History of Cars

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The history of this important means of transportation starts in 1769 when the steam powered cars were invented. Several years later, more specifically in 1806 the cars that ran on fuel gas appeared on the market. In the 20th and 21st century the cars that were powered by electricity have been designed to be the next cars that we will all use at one point or another.

The first person that was interested in creating a car was the German engineer Karl Benz. He is seen as the inventor of the modern car as we know and use it today. However, the first steam powered car was actually designed back in China in 1672 but it was so small that it couldn’t actually hold a passenger and a driver in it.

The early electric car was also too small to hold any human passengers and it was used by its owner as a means of study. The cars with internal combustion appeared on the market later on and one of the reasons why was the lack of suitable fuels. In the beginning these cars used a

How to Check the History of a Used Car

Every year in the UK tens of thousands of used cars are sold where they have a hidden history. There is no way to tell the history of a car by examining it, the only way to tell is to carry out a car registration check.

A car data check is designed to provide you with information about the history of a car that you have provided the registration of. It is a way for you to find out if the car has had an accident and has been subsequently written off, if the car has been stolen or if there is any outstanding finance on the vehicle.

There are two ways that you can get one of these reg checks done, online or using your mobile phone. Both methods have there advantages and disadvantages and both are suited to different situations.

If you are out and about looking at cars and find a car that you think you may be interested in then it is more convenient to do a car text check. This is where you text the car registration to a car data checking company, you then get a text message back

Tips Crooks Use To Hide The History Of A Used Car

The very first thing a crook will do to hide the history of a car is he will attempt to change the VIN number on the car and on the documents that support the car. To the unsuspecting buyer this can be done easily and quickly. To a well experienced, honest person in the auto business undoing this cheap fraud is even easier. There are several places on the car where the VIN number is evident and several that aren’t. An experienced mechanic can quickly get to the more hidden places where a VIN number is stored and can expose the crook in his game.

From that point forward the car will be officially branded as one that attempted to conceal damage by virtue of a phony VIN number – easily checkable by anyone who takes the time to run a VIN number check on a used car before buying. Furthermore, there are a whole host of minor repairs that can make a very damaged car look acceptable. Obviously, a quick paint job and ding/dent removal will make the exterior of the car look much better and if that’s all the car needed it’s well worth the

Your History And Car Insurance

Car insurance companies are notorious for poking around your background before they give you an insurance policy. They do this for a more accurate quote to give you. How? It’s simple. You apply for an insurance company, you pay them a monthly premium, and they pay for the expenses needed in case of an accident. Simply put, when you are a high risk driver or if you have a high risk car, they pay the price. At any rate, there are three “historical” background checks that most companies do.

Driving History

Every car owner and operator knows that to get cheap insurance, he or she should make the first step. Being a good driver means you have driven for a long time without being in a single accident. Insurance companies will see you as a “safe investment” and will be happy to give you discounts since you won’t be costing them money for repairs. Companies typically look back three to five years into your driving history, so try to clean up your driving record if you have any offenses.

Claim History

Car insurance companies learn lessons as we all do. There are people who

The History of German Automobiles

In 1870, when Nikolaus Otto and his partner Karl Benz independently developed their internal combustion engines, which were four-stroke at the time, Germany was placed on the map as the birthplace of modern autos and the history of German Automobiles had begun. During the latter part of 1870, Karl Benz began experimenting with their engine design and some how ended up attaching it to a couch. This would forever be the genesis of today’s modern automobiles. And by 1901, the country of Germany produced roughly 900 autos per year.

Robert A. Brady, an American economist, documented extensively Germanys rationalization movement which helped to mold their industry’s focus during the 1920s. While Bradys general theories about this movement were applicable to Germanys auto industry, the Weimar Republic in its latter years saw the industry in declining health. And because of Germany being extremely reticent when trying to develop its automotive industry, they opened the floodgates for American automobile manufacturers like General Motors who bought out German automaker Opel and Ford Motor Company who possessed a very successful subsidiary in Germany.

However, the German automobile industry tumbled as the worlds economy folded during the late 1920s and early

The History of Audi

Audi AG is the company responsible for production of cars of the Audi model. Though not a fully-fledged company themselves, Audi AG have made a huge profit on their successes over the years with cars such as the Audi TT. Audi AG is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group who own 99.7% of all shares in the company.

Audi AG’s motto is ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’, which translates into English as ‘Advancement through technology’. It is this attitude towards technology and class that has set Audi aside from its competitors since the company was formed all the way back in 1899 by August Horch.

The first Audi car was produced in 1901 – albeit under the company name ‘Horch’, named after the founder. Horch was himself however expelled from the company in 1909, and founded Audi as a second company to rival Horch. The first cars Audi produced were 2.6L four cylinder models and 3.6L models, gaining speed and momentum already in sales figures and profit.

During the Second World War, Audi provided a lot of cars and specially designed military vehicles to the German armed forces to aid them in their efforts. After May 1940,

History of Cars

A motor car is a vehicle which is used for transportation purposes. With the help of engine, transmission and wheels it is capable of doing marvels. It is used for transporting passengers, for carrying loads and even for entertainment purposes like racing. According to statistics of 2002 there are 590 million passengers worldwide. But as for 2007, there are 806 million cars and light trucks which burn over 260 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel yearly.

The first steam powered vehicle is said to be invented around 1672 by a member of Jesuit mission in China, Ferdinand Verbiest. It was a small toy made for the Chinese emperor.

In 1769, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot is said to have invented the first self-propelled mechanical vehicle but it was not stable enough to run. With no doubt, in 1801, Richard Tvevithick build the first ever road locomotive vehicle which can be used on the road. Although it was believed to be very practical and applicable but was not able to maintain sufficient steam pressure for long periods. In 1780s, another locomotive vehicle was designed by an ingenious scientist Ivan Kulibin. It was basically a human-pedaled vehicle with few extra

An Interview With David Herlihy Author of Bicycle The History

David Herlihy’s book, Bicycle: The History, was the first and only book on bicycles which made it to the most prominent display stand at my local Barnes and Noble. Published in 2004, it has been a stunning success, bringing the history of bicycles to tens of thousands of people in several different languages. The book is rich and colorful, both in its photos and its words.

I met David while I was in college in the 1980s. He was making a bit of extra cash by buying beautiful, slightly used road bikes in Italy (DeRosas, Cinellis, Tommasinis and the like) and then selling them at remarkably affordable prices to cyclists in the USA. This allowed him to indulge his love of travel, play with wonderful bicycles, and bring joy to people on both sides of the Atlantic. Come to think of it, his books on cycling do pretty much the same things…

Q: Bicycle: The History was a huge success. How has this success changed your life?

A: Thanks, Forbes. “Huge” is a relative (and very flattering) term. But if I may brag a bit, since it came out in fall 2004, Bicycle has sold

History of Cars

The term automobile is mainly a motor vehicle designed to carry people or things without rails.
Although the term car par excellence is used to refer to passenger cars, there are other types of cars, trucks, buses, vans, motorcycle or quads.

Cugnot Nicolas-Joseph (1725-1804), mechanical, military engineer, French writer and inventor, took the big step, to build a steam car, originally designed for towing artillery. The Fardi à vapeur, as he called Cugnot, began circulating on the streets of Paris in 1769. It was riding a tricycle on the front wheel a boiler and a vertical two-cylinder engine and 50 liters of displacement, the front wheel tractor and guideline was to turn the two cylinders working directly on it.

In 1770 he built a second model, larger than the first, and could drag 17.70 tons at a speed of 4 km / h. With this version was produced which could be considered ‘first accident’ of history, to be impossible, the correct handling of monumental vehicle, which ended up crashing into a wall that collapsed the result of the incident. Cugnot still had time to build a third version in 1771, preserved at present exposed in the

The Jaguar Sports Car History

Jaguar Sports Car History – Performance, Technical Data, Features, Comparisons, History – a detailed review

from Classic to Modern

In 1922, the Swallow Sidecar Company was established by William Lyons who set up in business in Blackpool with the purpose of building sidecars for motor bikes.

In 1926, the company broadened its activities to include the manufacture of luxurious coachwork bodies for popular makes of cars such as Austin, Morris, and Standard.

In 1927, the company produced a more stylish body to add to the Austin chassis, so creating the Austin Seven saloon.

In 1931, manufacturing facilities were moved to Coventry, and the company now began production of complete cars. First to appear was the SS class of Jaguar cars, introduced at the London Motor Show of that year, and built until 1936.

In 1936, the company was now renamed Jaguar, and the SS class became the SS Jaguar, which was built until 1940 as both a saloon and drop head coupe with a 2.5 litre engine.

In 1937, three SS Jaguars were entered in that year’s RAC rally, which was won by an SS100.

In 1938, the SS100 convertible

A Deeper Look Into The History Of The Automobile

Have you ever stopped to really think about what your life might be like without your automobile? While there are plenty of people in the world -and even the United States of America-that do not have their own vehicle to drive, chances are many of them rely upon the transportation of vehicles owned by other people. Whether these situations include a ride to work, given to you by a friend, or utilizing the public transport system and riding there in a bus, the history of the automobile likely affects us all, in one way or another.

The history is long and varied, with its roots in very early times, even to the 17th century. For a long time, steam seemed to be the way to propel items, and a very small steam-powered vehicle was created by a member of a Chinese Jesuit Mission long before other famous people that we are now aware of such as Henry Ford ever stepped into the picture. While at this time, it may questionable to assume that the steam powered engine was intended to be a form of transportation in the distant future, let it simply be known that these innovations

Car Repair Through the History of the Automobile

To begin an analysis of the technological evolution of cars, one should look at carts. Carts have been used for centuries to transport people, animals, and objects. Cart repair differed from car repair in that it was entirely mechanical. The simple machine of the wheel was the most technically complex part. What is important for tracing them to the history of car repair, however, is the way cars are powered. Carts have been powered by people and animals, but never by another machine. The first engine to power a cart, turning it into a car (or automobile, which literally means a thing that moves itself) was powered by steam.

Steam power dominated the early Industrial Revolution and thrived in a time in which critical and scientific thought took on the characteristic of having a thermodynamic perspective on the world. Steam-based design required an extremely large amount of capital to design, as it was a large scale source of energy (much like car production today). Capital came to have a huge influence over the organization of industrial production, itself seen as a kind of motor, and one should remember that the production of cars emerged in this context.

The Amazing History of Cars

The history of cars starts after the invention of steam engines. Ferdinand was the first man who has the credit to invent steam based engine. In 1952 a man pedaled vehicle with four wheels was made by Leonty a Russian mechanic. This vehicle was developed on self propelling method. Nicephore and brother in 1807 made first IC engine (internal combustion engine) but they installed it in the river boats.

German scientists made new 4 stroke engines in 1885. Benz was the first company who has the credit of internal combustion engines by introducing necessary modifications to enhance the power of vehicles. They made their first commercial vehicle and the name of this vehicle was Motor wagon in 1885. They started promotional activities in 1886 and 25 Benz automobiles were sold in the years 1888 to 1893. They made their own designs for the internal combustion four stroke engines. But these vehicles were sold early in the France and Germany under license.

Boxer motors were the vehicles with flat combustion engines. In the early 19th century Benz was the only biggest seller of the automobiles. After a few years they introduced fuel engines with great power if

History of Cars

The invention of wheel has brought about epochal changes in way human civilization has evolved. From bullock carts to modern vehicles, we have seen a paradigm shift in transportation modules and cars are unarguably the most evolved form of these. When you need to rock the road, you just turn on the keys of your machine.

But have you ever tried to sneak a peak into the history of your car? Or, for example, at what stages it has actually gone through to attain the current form? Or, have you checked to see what is the actual development story of your car? Well, just give a bit of rest to your staggering neurons, as herein you’ll find a brief account of the history of cars.

The First Car!

Many scholars have discrete opinions about the first ever automobile that appeared in the history and hence no exact inventor of the machine can be convincingly pointed out. Various automobile engineers from Nicolas Cugnet and Richard Trevithik to Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, have been credited with the invention of the car. But, the invention of modern cars is originally accredited to Karl Benz. This legendary inventor

The History of Car Liability Insurance in the UK

Car liability insurance became mandatory in the UK in 1930 when the government passed a law declaring that all drivers had to have liability insurance. Today, this law has been updated and is known as the Road Traffic Act of 1988 (although it was actually last changed in 1991). It requires that all drivers be insured or have made a deposit with the Accountant General of the Supreme Court (in 1991, this deposit was £500,000). This insurance or deposit covers all damages done to another person or to their property.

The minimum amount of car liability insurance that a driver must have is called third party only insurance. It does not go beyond what the act requires. However, without this insurance, drivers cannot drive their car or give others permission to drive their car on any public road. On private land, however, the laws do not apply. There are a few exceptions to the act. These exceptions include vehicles owned by local authorities, education services, police and fire authorities, and vehicles owned and operated by other government agencies.

The act also goes on to say that any authorized person, including the police, can ask to see

The History of Car Registration Plates

The advent of the motor vehicle did not go hand in hand with official vehicle registration and the issue of index numbers and car number plates. This was because of the fact that the earliest motorised road traffic, at the end of the nineteenth century, was extremely limited. Typically only very wealthy individuals could afford to buy a motor car.

With the widening popularity and affordability of motor cars around the turn of the twentieth century, national governments brought in measures to control and regulate traffic. In the UK, the Motor Car Act 1903 required motor vehicles to be registered, with car registration plates to be displayed prominently. The drivers of unregistered vehicles were to be fined.

Later developments were closely aligned with the growing use of motor cars: the more cars there were the more regulated the mode of transport became. In the UK, the Roads Act 1920 required car registration plates to be displayed in a pre-defined way so that policing authorities could identify cars more speedily and easily.

Registration formats have developed over time from relatively simple combinations of letters and numbers, which have gradually run out due to the ever increasing

The History of Car Brake System

It is a fact as stated by Newton that the moving objects will continue moving unless an opposite force halts it. In the case of a car, a force has to be applied to stop its motion. This force is accomplished by the braking system. Over the years, since the first automobile, new technologies have been made to improve brakes. The methods today are much more sophisticated and advanced.

Wooden block brake
Using a lever and a block of wood, this system has been installed on automobiles with steel rimmed wheels. The driver has to pull the lever and the block will press on the wheel and in turn, will stop the car. It is an efficient system although it could not have worked on rubber tires. It was then time to move to a new form.

Mechanical drum brake
By the 1900s this system was introduced. This uses a flexible stainless steel band and it is wrapped on a drum on the rear axle. When the brake is engaged, the drum would exert pressure on the drum and then the car would stop. These brakes are external and pose a problem of wear and tear

The History of Car Rentals

Many travelers refrain from driving abroad as they are unfamiliar with the roads and driving laws of the country. More than often, they face a spate of precarious situations on the streets that puts their lives and of other at risk. Driving on the wrong side of the road, drinking whilst driving, and robbery on motorways, accidents, rash driving and talking on a mobile phone whilst driving could turn fatal at times. To avoid these situations, travelers prefer to hire a car to enjoy their vacations in peaceful way. Car rental is a common practice these days, but not many people are aware how it came into existence to become such a burgeoning industry.

The history of car rental is said to go as far back as 1916 in Nebraska, U.S. when Joe Saunders rented his Ford Model T to visiting businessperson. He attached a mileage meter in the front of his car to charge his customers 10 cents a mile. With passing time, Saunders realized the amount of profit he was gaining by renting out his car. Hitting upon this idea, Saunders started a lucrative, car hire business in 1925, which flourished to work in 21