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Automobile Invention

To answer the question: "who invented the first automobile" you must first decide which vehicles qualify as an automobile. Most people accept the gasoline powered vehicle with an internal combustion engine as an automobile; however, there were self-propelled steam and electric cars way before the gasoline engine powered car was invented. Full Story »

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  • 5 Surprising Facts About
    Car History

    SlideshowWhen and where did the first car accident take place? Did you know that windshield wipers were invented by a woman? Which road is often called the “Mother Road?” Did you know that the history of the gas pump actually begins before the history of cars? Full Story »

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Some historians trace the sport of Drag Racing back to the 1930s where young hot rod racers would race in California.