Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, @ Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed
records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911.
(Edited version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga2HtUHzUuw )
Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob
Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of
the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @
69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record
speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903.
This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920!
Of the six originally built, this is one of only two that exist today, and
is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
While the extended and nuanced effort required to start the Blitzen-Benz on
a cool coastal morning can try the patience of some viewers, its historical
significance and ground-breaking engineering brilliance still place it
amongst the greatest motor-vehicle achievements of all time, and the dozens
witnessing this effort felt it was one of the highlights of many great
moments at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011.
Here's a great collection of vintage and modern images of the Blitzen-Benz
and other historic speed record contenders:
displacement 21500 cc / 1312.0 in³
bore 185 mm / 7.28 in
stroke 200 mm / 7.87 in
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1600 rpm
specific output 9.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 137.93 bhp per tonne
The first car ever running live! The Benz Motorwagen (1885)
This is rare footage of the world's first car's engine igniting & running.
After developing a successful gas-powered two-stroke piston engine in 1873,
Karl Benz focused on developing a motorized vehicle. His Patent Motorwagen
(or Motor Car), introduced in 1886, is widely regarded as the first
purpose-built automobile, that is a vehicle designed from the ground up to
be motorized. Benz unveiled it officially on July 3, 1886 on the
Ringstraße in Mannheim, Germany. The vehicle was patented with German
patent number 37435, which Benz applied for on January 29, 1886.
1928 Buick Country Club Coupe 1st Start in 50 Years
My Great Grandfather bought this car in 1929 from the Buick dealer in
Perryman, Md. with only a few hundred miles on it. He paid $900 for it, a
hefty sum considering most new cars at the time were under $400. He was the
last one to hear it run until today. By the way, I could not tell while
looking through the camera if the lights were on or off.
Model T Snow Flyer
The maiden Alaska run of the 1917 Model T Snow Flyer owned by the
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Rumely Oil Pull Model E Start-up and Plowing
This is a 1911 Rumely oil pull model "E" at the Bruce County Heritage
Festival in Paisley Ontario. The model "E" was rated at 30hp on the
drawbar and 60hp on the belt. The video shows this particular model pulling
an 8-bottom plow.
1938 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Touring Sedan - driving
Body Number 15 - Body Style number 9019 - Chassis and engine number 5270087
By 1938 the end was in site for the mighty V16, for 1938 ONLY 308 V16 were
produced, with only 43 of those being the touring sedan as presented here,
and this is the ONLY ONE produced with the custom bar in the back of the
front seat. This art deco masterpiece, is documented in the survivor list,
and has a matching number engine and chassis. It is also the earliest
survivor, of the production known to still be equipped with the original
matching numbers engine.
Benz tricycle starting
A Benz tricycle being started although on the day I filmed this it was
being stubborn and did start eventualy.
It produces a maximum of 0.75HP at about 400RPM running on floor polish.
This polish/cleaner has naptha oil in it and this is what it would have run
on when first built in 1886. Think of it as a stationary engine on wheels
with a park bench on top!
1958 Ford Ranchero - tugged out of its parking spot
1958 Ford Ranchero. Its not that bad, clean the moss off and it would make
a great car to drive as it is! We have 2 of these, this one is the V8, the
other is the inline 6.
Barry Weiss on Storage Wars has one too...
6 Peoples Reactions to the CRAZY 900hp 3Dx Evo
We had a blast giving people rides in the Evo, even had a guest driver when
we gave Miss Thai Thai a ride after her photo shoot! See what people
thought about the car, caught a lot of people off guard.
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1905 Cadillac first start
First start for a 1905 Cadillac. This car has been under restoration for
the last 20 years after being collected from several junk piles on a local
farm. The engine hasn't run in over 60 years.