Cameras And Steam Cars

Cameras And Steam Cars

Did you know that there is a connection between cameras and steam cars? Did you know that one of the most famous American film and camera company’s owes its founding to two brothers who had a passion for steam powered automobiles? The Stanley brothers were both...
Dawn of The Great American Road Trip

Dawn of The Great American Road Trip

In 1901, Alexander Winton, a pioneering automobile manufacturer, set out from San Francisco to become the first person to cross the United States by automobile. That venture ended nearly two weeks later in the Nevada desert. There were simply no roads. But the...
The Amazing Florence Lawrence

The Amazing Florence Lawrence

Today Florence Lawrence and her contributions to the evolution of automotive technology, as well as those of Helen Rother, Marie Luhring and Mary Anderson are less than historic footnotes. And yet the cars we drive today would be quite different if it weren’t...
Florence Lawrence And Unsung Heroes

Florence Lawrence And Unsung Heroes

Florence Lawrence, in the vernacular of the era, was a passionate automobilist. She was also an accomplished mechanic, an inventor, and one of the first megastars of the silver screen. As this was in a time when women were not allowed to vote and the Jaxon produced in...
A Spark of Genius

A Spark of Genius

It may never be known with certainty who first invented the spark plug. The earliest reference dates to 1839 and a series of newspaper articles about Edmond Berger who had created, and was experimenting, with a sparking plug. Another early reference was made when in...