Quick, short observations about cars and the car industry.
It seems that these days most car names consist of a mix of random numbers and letters, and most are set in standard san-serif typefaces, but it wasn't always this way. So on a beautiful Saturday in September 2013, we went to the Berwyn Car Show on US Route 66 and ended up with this nice gallery of logos emblems and plaques from the collection of vehicles at this show.
Music by O. Braun and Nonplace Urban Field.
Karl Benz applied for a patent for this vehicle (the first with an internal combustion engine) on January 29, 1886. It had a horizontal single cylinder, four-stroke 954cc engine developing 0.75 HP at 400 rpm. It weighs 584 pounds and achieved 24 mpg. The one and only original can be found at the German Museum in Münich, Germany.
This replica sold for $37,950 on April, 4th, 2013 at the Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach auction. Narrator and special thanks to Gerd Opderbeck.
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