Friday, October 19, 2007

The cars of the 1907 automobile show

From Scientific American:

This post is a photographic supplement to an entry in the "50, 100 & 150 Years Ago" section of the November 2007 issue of Scientific American. The excerpt, from a November 1907 issue, is titled "Perfect Cars" and notes that the "buggy-type machine and the two-engine automobile" were the dominant style of car at the time.

Below are some samples of the exhibits on display 100 years ago. Click the links to see a larger image:

The Star--A Novel Two-Cycle Runabout with Friction DiskTransmission:

A Powerful
Electric Touring Runabout: