Last week I asked about a race car that broke the world land speed record. It was one of six cars built to improve its aerodynamics, with a 21.504 cm3 (1.312.3 in3), 200 hp (149.1 kW) inline-four engine. Of the six cars, two survive, one held by the manufacturer and the other belongs to a U.S. collector. What were these six cars, and what year they were campaigned? They were the Blitzen Benz in 1909. Just imagine the 21 liter engine peaking at around 1,200 RPM with pistons the size of dustbins going up and down!
So to this week. There have been many items over the years that were invented and have left indelible marks on the future of motoring. One was a tricycle. Whose tricycle was it and what invention was this?
For a free beer at the next car Club meeting (August 13) at Jamesons Irish Pub, be the first correct answer to email [email protected] or [email protected] . And in addition, if you are a Pattaya resident, the closest correct answer will win a free voucher for Casa Pascal’s Breakfast BBQ. One local resident wrote back to say he had enjoyed the Casa Pascal BBQ brunch and went so far as to say it is the best breakfast in Thailand. Good luck!”