Happy Birthday to the Automobile!

It all started with a kiss. Wait, no. A Benz. Not a kiss.
For those of you unaware, today is the day that many would consider the birthday of the automobile. Today, January 29, is the date that Karl Benz patented his original three-wheeled motorcar, the Patent Motorwagen, back in 1886. By modern standards, of course, the Patent Motorwagen was an almost amazingly simple machine. Most ride-on lawnmowers are thousands of times more complex, and indeed children today would make more complicated go-karts. But this is not meant as derision; rather, it is because of this invention, this wonderful creation of Karl Benz, that we have the hobby we have today. Let’s face it, all these car sites would be pretty boring if there weren’t any cars. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVkvH0nm8pU[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpdjHZeIq2c[/youtube]

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