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History of the French automotive industry (Part-1)

While in Germany Benz worried crisis, and the Daimler, despite of everything, aspired to perfection of the models, France has accepted relay race of the technical initiative. The firm “Panhard et Levassor” which first specialized on release of tape saws

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British cars history: from “Lanchester” to “Rolls-Royce” (Part-3)

That “Rolls-Royce” became the most magnificent car of that time was remarkable, simultaneously keeping the sports vein. It partially spoke that its balanced proportions excluded awkwardness, and also sports successes “Rolls-Royce” on Alpine events 1913. Not Casually British armed forces

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British cars history: from “Lanchester” to “Rolls-Royce” (Part-2)

The subsequent models “Lanchester” already to a lesser degree stored non conventional spirit of the first car. Models “Lanchester” always differed not only the singularity, but also the iron logic inherent in their designer Frederik Lanchester. In model 1903 presented

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British cars history: from “Lanchester” to “Rolls-Royce” (Part-1)

England remained behind France and Germany on manufacture of cars. The first “Daimler”, created by Englishmen, has appeared in 1897. It represented only a model copy “Panhard et Levassor”, equipped with engines “Daimler” which were originally imported from Germany. Most

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The big history of small Car (Part-4)

Probably, thanks to very high reputation in 1991 in it would seem already forgotten legend have inhaled a new life. In design studio Volkswagen to California (USA) the manager of studio Dzhej Mejs and designer Frimen Thomas have decided to

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The big history of small Car (Part-3)

In 1966 volume of the engine 1,3 litres were equal already, and power made 50 “horses”. On a luggage compartment figures “1300” reminding of the new engine flaunted. In 1967 manufacturers have increased volume of the engine to 1,5 litres,

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The big history of small Car (Part-2)

First serial “Bug” debuted on the Berlin motor show in 1939. It has been equipped by the litre engine with four horizontally located cylinders which power made only 23,5 horsepowers. It worked with 4-step mechanical transmission, the drive gear was

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The big history of small Car (Part-1)

The XX-th century beginning is marked in world history by a car industry birth. The end of 30th years of last century associates, as a rule, with Germany, Adolf Hitler and the war beginning in Europe. However 1938, Germany and

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Occurrence history of left- and right-sided traffic (Part-3)

In the USA initially transport movement was carried out on a left side, but, according to historians, the love to freedom and the contradiction of England has forced them to move on a right side. On one of versions, the

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Occurrence history of left- and right-sided traffic (Part-2)

In Russia at Peter I right-hand movement was accepted for norm, vehicles and sledge parted, as a rule, keeping a right side, and in 1752 empress Elizabeth Petrovna has published the official decree about introduction in streets of the Russian

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