pre 1900

Petrol vs Gasoline: Why the Difference in the Name?

Bertha Benz drove the world’s first car on the first-ever road trip on 5 August 1888. When she stopped off for fuel at the Stadt-Apotheke (town pharmacy) in Wiesloch she turned it into the first filling station in the world. But what did she ask …

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How The Decauville Car Shaped Automobile History

The Decauville car is one of the most obscure makes in car history. It disappeared without a trace, back in 1909. But it was enormously influential on the most famous motor car make of all: the Rolls-Royce. The Decauville company was well known for making …

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