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Beautiful Photos of the Goggomobil Dart

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The Goggomobil Dart, a microcar developed by Sydney-based Buckle Motors Pty Ltd., was an innovative vehicle that combined the chassis and mechanical components of the German Goggomobil microcar with an Australian-designed fibreglass body. Continue reading »

The Rise of Original Paint, Rust, and Patina: How Volkswagen Fanatics are Embracing the Unrestored Look

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In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the automotive world towards cars with original paint, rust, and patina. This change in perception, which initially took hold within the global Volkswagen community, has led to a growing interest in cars that are not fully restored, but instead maintain their original, well-worn appearance. Continue reading »

The Evolution of Child Car Safety: A Look Back at the 1960s

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As we all know, child car safety has come a long way since the 1930s. While baby car seats weren’t mandated by law in all 50 US states until 1986, they existed in some form for decades. In the early days, child seats for cars were primarily designed to provide kids with a better view during car rides, rather than for safety. Continue reading »

Tinker the Robot: The 1966 Real-Life Housekeeping Robot

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In 1966, inventor David Weston from Yorkshire brought to life his creation: a remote-controlled robot named Tinker. This metal friend was capable of performing various tasks such as washing cars, taking babies for walks, going on shopping trips, and even weeding gardens. However, there was a catch – all of these tasks could only be done within 200 meters of David’s garage, where he controlled the robot through a control panel. Continue reading »

Captivating Photographs of the Luxury and Futuristic 1930 Henderson KJ Streamline

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As one of the major motorcycle brands of the early 20th century, Henderson produced a number of impressive vehicles before ceasing production in 1931. Among these was the 1930 Henderson Model KJ Streamline, a motorcycle known for its advanced design and impressive capabilities. Continue reading »

Marketing Strategies of the 1960s-1980s: Women in Miniskirts Promote Computer Systems

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During the 1960s to 1980s, it was not uncommon for advertisers to use women in revealing outfits, particularly miniskirts, to promote computer systems. These tactics were meant to appeal to a male-dominated industry, with the idea that sex sells being exploited to grotesque ends. Continue reading »

Bertone and Citroën Collaborate on Futuristic 1972 Citroën GS Camargue Concept

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The Citroën GS Camargue was a concept car based on the Citroën GS, presented as a two-door coupé with 2+2 seating. It was designed by Bertone. It used GS mechanical components, and was the same overall length, but 6 cm (2.4 in) wider. It was presented in 1972 at the Geneva Motor Show. Historically, this is the first collaboration between Bertone and Citroën, which later produced the successful BX. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos of 1969 Lamborghini Espada Series I

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The Espada was unveiled at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show, alongside the Islero. It was powered by a 3.929 cc Lamborghini V12 engine, which was derived from the one used in the 400 GT 2+2 and produced 325 horsepower in the series I models. Continue reading »

This Is a Real Wheelchair Car from 1956

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Harold Young of Downey, California, has a car designed expressly for wheelchair users in 1956. The driver gets in and out without help. Controls, including a push-stop, pull-go lever, are designed for the handicapped. Continue reading »

This Lamborghini Countach Limousine Was a Car and a Half, Quite Literally!

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It could happen only in America; where else would anybody create a stretched Countach lookalike with four doors? Continue reading »

The Messerschmitt KR200: A Sunny Day out In Germany’s Two-Seater Tandem Bubble Car, 1959

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In 1952, German aircraft engineer Fritz Fend (April 14, 1920 – November 22, 2000), a former technical officer with the Luftwaffe in World War 2, took his design for a Kabinenroller (Cabin Scooter) to the Messerschmitt aircraft corporation. Continue reading »

Midjourney AI Can Now Conjoin 2 Photos, And Here Are Some Of The Test Results Shared By A Telegram User

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Have you ever wondered what a “bread cat” would look like? Well, it’s your lucky day, because even if you have never wondered about that, you are still invited to explore this bizarre reality made possible by none other than an AI. Continue reading »

Terrifying Pictures Showing Bizarre Medical Treatments From the 1900s to 1960s

Health cure in the Institut Finsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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The road to modern medicine has not been entirely smooth. Things have really changed in medicine since the early 20th century and you should be thankful for that! Along the course of history, there has been no shortage of strange, bizarre, and macabre medical practices to horrify us to this day. Continue reading »

Amazing Photos of the Fiat 8V

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The Fiat 8V, or “Otto Vu”, is a V8-engined sports car produced by the Italian car manufacturer Fiat from 1952 to 1954. The car was introduced at the 1952 Geneva Motor Show. The Fiat 8V got its name because at the time of its making, Fiat believed Ford had a copyright on “V8”. Continue reading »

This Man Turned Characters Of Popular Series Into Kids by Using Midjourney Neural Network

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We reached the point when artificial intelligence got so advanced we can generate all kinds of images without putting a lot of effort into it. The only thing that is needed here is ideas. And oh boy, there are so many of them, the Internet is exploding! So, today, we want to share something interesting we’ve stumbled upon. Continue reading »

Hot Dog Sizzler, an Auto Oven Cooks Hot Dogs From the 1950s

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Want a hot dog on the road? Just plug this heater into your car’s electrical system. This 12 volt electric cooker could cook two wieners at the same time in three to five minutes in your car! Continue reading »

John Edlund and His Life-Preserving Valise, 1915

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When the Titanic sunk in 1912 south of Newfoundland, the world mourned the deaths of more than 1,500 people, and were outraged by the news that there were not enough lifeboats for all of the passengers on board. As a result, more stringent regulations were established for the number of safety vessels a ship had to carry. But a Canadian inventor had his own idea: passengers could carry their own personal lifeboats — in their suitcase. Continue reading »

Inside a Porsche Factory From the Early 1970s

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The body of the Porsche 356 was manually manufactured at the Reutter bodywork. The car body cover itself was attached to the chassis frame welded to several parts. The joints were filled with soft foam (which was a very tedious and time-consuming process) and then sanded. In 1965, the production of the Porsche 356 finished. At the end, they were already making 25 body-pieces a day. Continue reading »

Vintage Cover Photos of Popular Mechanics Magazine in the 1930s and ’40s

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Popular Mechanics (sometimes PM or PopMech) is a magazine of popular science and technology, featuring automotive, home, outdoor, electronics, science, do-it-yourself, and technology topics. Military topics, aviation and transportation of all types, space, tools and gadgets are commonly featured. Continue reading »

Amazing Photos of the 1948 Panhard Dynavia

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Before the end of World War II, French automaker Panhard et Levassor foresaw that post-war demand for their typically large and expensive cars would be limited and that a smaller less expensive model would be needed. Designer Louis Bionier began development of a small two-box “voiture populaire” (people’s car) that would be powered by engineer Louis Delagarde’s new air-cooled two-cylinder boxer engine driving the front wheels. Continue reading »

Volga-Atom: How in The USSR Created a Car with A Nuclear Reactor

Up to the Chernobyl accident, the development of the Soviet Nuclear Energy went with confident pace. Nevertheless, many ambitious projects by the Soviet nuclear scientists as a result reject. According to one of the versions, such fate in the 1960s has suffered a six-way car with an atomic engine.

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The Soviet inventive thought lagged behind the American, while in 1958 the second secretary of the USSR Embassy in Washington did not see Ford Nucleon at the industrial exhibition. According to a number of sources, the Soviet analogue of the atomic machine began with Nikita Khrushchev’s light hand. Continue reading »

Stunning Vintage Photographs of San Francisco’s Sky Tram, 1955-1961

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From late 1955 to 1966, an aerial tram ran from the Cliff House to Point Lobos. Continue reading »

Meet the 1970 AMC Gremlin, America’s First Subcompact Car

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The AMC Gremlin is a subcompact car that was made by the American Motors Corporation (AMC) for nine model years. During its manufacturing run from April 1970 through 1978, a total of 671,475 Gremlins were built in the United States and Canada.

The Gremlin was described at its introduction as the first domestic-built American subcompact car. Continue reading »

The Gepetto of Prosthetic Limbs: These Early Prostheses Made by James Gillingham From 1900 Were Decades Ahead of Time

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Nicknamed the “Gepetto of Prosthetic Limbs,” James Gillingham (1839–1924) was a British boot and shoemaker at his Golden Shoe shop until 1863 when he began making artificial limbs made from leather and molded like a pair of shoes. Continue reading »

Stunning Vintage Photos of Woody Station Wagons From the 1960s and 1970s

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The iconic American woody (or woodie) wagon dates back to the very beginning of automobile manufacture when car frames were originally made of timber. As metal took over and timber content diminished throughout the 1920s, certain models stubbornly refused to go all-metal. Continue reading »