29/02/2012

Vintage Transportation - Olds Cars

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

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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 fiber glass body shell 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 armored 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 tire. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 1st September 1931


Salesman has his                                           motorised roller skates                                           refuelled at a petrol station                                           near Hartford, Connecticutpetrol, station,
Salesman Mike Dreschler has his motorized roller skates refueled 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.  What if he trips?


Three trycycles make                                             car for two
Three tricycles 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 license 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 (Kids standing up in a moving vehicle?!?!  Yeah . . . That was soooo 1930s.)

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

Nice hair . . .  He looks like Clarabell.

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.



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, tires 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 speeds 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


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